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Posted on Wed, May 29, 2013 : 6 a.m.

Meet an affectionate brown tabby cat named Angelica - the pet of the week

By Deb Kern


Angelica is ready to be adopted now at the Humane Society of Huron Valley

Often times when an animal's behavior has changed, it's due to a medical issue. This was true for Angelica, a 2-year-old brown tabby cat.

She had periodontal disease that was left uncared for and was causing her tremendous pain. It was not until she was surrendered at the Humane Society of Huron Valley that her illness was discovered and treated.

Angelica needed and received a full dental cleaning and did have to have many of her bad teeth removed. She's made a full recovery and is once again the playful, and affectionate little cat she was before her teeth hurt so badly. She enjoys her catnip toys, likes her cozy cat bed and will seek out head pats.

She purrs in delight now when you visit with her. While her bottom lip sticks out just a bit now, she is able to eat dry and wet food with ease and has no pain at all!

Angelica is looking for a family that likes independent and social kitties. She loves to be petted, but can be selective about her cheek scratches (remember her teeth hurt her very badly), and so she may do best in a household with older children who can learn just the right cheek scratching technique.

This pretty little girl is loved by the staff here at HSHV because of how she will melt in your hands when you pet her. In exchange for all the play time and love this little kitty has to give, Angelica will need to find a family that can make sure she does get regular veterinary/dental checks, and who will give her the love and attention she longs for. If you have lots of toys, patience, and love for a kitty in need of a forever home, then come meet Angelica 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. Please like us on Facebook!

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