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Posted on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

Meet the Ann Pet of the Week - Madeline

By Deb Kern


Madeline is waiting for adoption at the Humane Society of Huron Valley

Photo by Mark Quint

Sweet little Madeline was abandoned outside and brought to the Humane Society of Huron Valley by neighbors who were worried for her safety. From all indications, Miss Madeline much prefers an indoor life. This brown and orange tabby cat has beautiful fur, and, from our exam, we estimate her age to be about 5 years old.

Madeline is a little shy at first, but all she needs is some sweet talk and to have her face stroked gently, and she turns into a mushy pile of kitty love. She's going to flourish in a quiet home where she can feel safe and adored by her people and in return, she'll purr at you with the sweetest eyes in the world.... she really has such an adorable little face.

She adores a nice comfy cat bed and would love to hang out with you and maybe even be your new lap cat.

Some cats can actually have allergies and Madeline did come in with skin sores on her face and neck. These conditions are usually secondary to either food or environmental allergy. These ulcers commonly named rodent ulcers, tend to be chronic, sometimes going away but reoccurring at a future time. In Madeline's case, they do not seem to cause her any discomfort in terms of her ability to eat and drink.

At this time, Madeline is being treated with an injectable steroid that is usually very effective in helping to resolve the ulcers and the allergic dermatitis in the short term. Glass bowls are recommended for her, and her new family should keep any eye out for any future flare-ups and be willing to provide the medical care she might need.

All of the pets at HSHV are spayed or neutered, up to date on all vaccinations and microchipped before leaving the shelter, a cost that is included in the low adoption fee. Please stop by HSHV between the hours of noon and 6 p.m., seven days a week, to visit our adoptable animals.

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 at HSHV.



Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 2:52 a.m.

She is gorgeous! I'm sure she will have no problem finding a great home.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:39 p.m.

Pretty Kitty!