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Posted on Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 6 a.m.

Meet a social lap cat named Buttons - the pet of the week

By Deb Kern

This adorable black and white cat came to the Humane Society of Huron Valley when someone in her family developed allergies. Buttons was a bit upset seeing and smelling so many cats next to her in the shelter, so we decided to give her a nice private cat condo of her very own. The only problem now, is that she loves people, so she’s a little lonely all by herself.

At 9 years old, Buttons certainly wasn’t planning for her life to be completely changed but she’s a laidback gal, so she’s adjusting nicely. She has a few years behind her, but she’s still very young at heart and likes to play and cuddle up with you. Her comforting purr tells us that she’s content for now but she’ll be extremely happy when a family adopt her and give her a forever home.

While Buttons may do well in a quiet or busier home, she would likely most enjoy older children who can appreciate her fine taste in cheek scratches. If you have a nice sunny window sill, a comfy spot on the couch, and a big place in your heart for a wonderful kitty that deserves a good home, then come meet Buttons today.

HSHV is open daily at 11 a.m. for adoptions. All pets available for adoption are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, medically and behaviorally evaluated, and they have a microchip ID all included in their low adoption fee. Please make adoption your first option.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, was awarded the “Best Large Animal Shelter in Michigan" by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, for the second time in a row this year, for saving the most lives. HSHV is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies solely on donations from businesses and individuals to support our community programs.

HSHV is not affiliated with the Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization. The mission of HSHV is to promote responsible and compassionate care of all animals in our community.

Deb Kern is the marketing director for the Humane Society of Huron Valley.


Deb Kern

Wed, Apr 10, 2013 : 7:18 p.m.

Thank you to an reader who adopted Buttons! We are so happy she is in her new home today.

Sarah Rigg

Thu, Apr 11, 2013 : 1:01 p.m.

Yay! I adopted a 9-year-old cat a few years ago and couldn't be happier. Adopting an older cat is a fantastic experience, and at 9, I'm sure Buttons still has many good years left in her!