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Posted on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 : 6 a.m.

Can you give Milly a home for the holidays? Meet the pet of the week

By Deb Kern


Milly, an affectionate cat who has been homeless since August

November is “Adopt a Senior Pet” month. Many people come to the Humane Society of Huron Valley looking for kittens and puppies but very few families come with the intention of adopting an older animal.

There are so many great reasons why seniors make wonderful companions. For instance, did you know that older pets:

  • settle into their new homes faster.
  • are super grateful and very loving.
  • aren’t a 24/7 job and do not need constant monitoring and training.
  • rarely make messes.
  • enjoy easy living and are great cuddlers!

Our pet-of-the-week is Milly, an 8-year-old, short-haired black cat with a small white patch of fur on her chest. She’s affectionate and adorable but has been waiting at the Humane Society of Huron Valley since the beginning of August for her new family to find her.

Milly’s family had a human baby with special medical needs and could no longer care for their pets. Milly would like a quiet home where she can sit on your lap and enjoy a good belly rub. She’s not a fan of other pets or small children but is will really bond to her people quickly. She is social and friendly and also has a sweet little meow. Can you give Milly a home for the holidays?

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.


music to my ear

Sun, Dec 2, 2012 : 1:50 a.m.

I wish I could take her she looks so doggies do not like kitties.