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Posted on Tue, May 11, 2010 : 11:01 a.m.

Meet Rosalie -'s Pet of the Week

By Deb Kern


Rosalie is waiting for you to come adopt her

Photo by Ann Edwards of HSHV

UPDATE: Our Pets of the Week from last week, Chuck and George, were adopted. We celebrate all of our adoptions but this one was extra special. Thank you Carson, for giving the boys a caring home.

Our Pet of the Week this week in Rosalie. She is about 5 years old and was brought to the Humane Society of Huron Valley as a stray. Her fur color is a rainbow of colors, including orange, black, brown and white. We'd call her a Torbie, which means she's a tabby and tortoise-shell combination. Her large green eye are ful of mischief and her cat antics make us laugh every day!

We often let Rosalie play in the Education Center which many cats would not embrace, but Rosalie loves it. She really likes it if we leave all the dog agility equipment out so she can entertain us. Check her out!

Rosalie is a cat with confidence and she'll let you know when she'd like to be petted and played with and when she'd prefer to be left alone. Many cats are like this and people that know cat language will understand her. That is why the best home for Rosalie is someone who is an experienced cat owner.

Rosalie does enjoy attention and she will ask to be petted. She can be very affectionate and will give you a purring head butt when she's very happy. There are times when she does not want to be picked up so small children would not be a good fit. Because Rosalie is a bit particular in who she really bonds with, we know that she should not be in a home with any children younger than 12.

If you enjoy a playful cat that is not needy and likes to greet the world on her terms, than Rosalie is a perfect match for you. The staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) really enjoy her because she's so outgoing. She is not shy and not one to hide.

HSHV is open daily from noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions. To see all of our adoptable pets please visit us online.

Deb Kern is the Marketing Director for the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Deb can be reached at The Humane Society of Huron Valley serves all of Washtenaw County, Plymouth and Canton.


Deb Kern

Tue, May 11, 2010 : 1:13 p.m.

We do not and never have sold our mailing list and would certainly never give out information about anyone who brought in a stray. I am sorry you received unwanted email but it was not because of anything HSHV did. The Humane Society of Huron Valley is NOT affiliated in any way with the Michigan Humane, the ASPCA, PETA, the HSUS or any other humane organization. So it would actually be against our own interest to give these groups names, as we all compete for the same donated dollars. But all of these groups do frequent prospect mailings to try to find new donors. It the timing of one of fhese mailings coincided with when you brought us a stray, that is merely coincidence. If you were willing to give me your real name and e-mail address, I could verify that for you. You can email me directly at


Tue, May 11, 2010 : 12:34 p.m.

Deb, I'm not a fan of cats but I hope she finds a good home. One thing though is I found a stray dog last fall and dropped it off at the shelter and I had to fill out a form with my information. 8 weeks later I started receiving unsolicitate mail from PETA, who I detest, I think it is a horrible organization by way of their tactics. I do not apprieciate the fact that the HSHV shared my information with them. I also get unsolicited mail from the HS of America as well. I realize you may have your own mailing list and that when sharing with the larger HS they may have shared it with PETA. The amount I want to be involved is my choice. Unsolicited mail from anyone is considered a nusaince and sharing my information is considered an assault upon my privacy. Had I known my filling out an I found this dog form would have ended me on a mailing list I would not have done so. Save a few animals and stop participating in junk mail.