Pets of the Week: Boomer has a heart of gold. Nina is a special girl who really needs a home

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JACKSON, MI – Boomer and Nina are just two of many pets at Cascades Humane Society who are looking for forever loving homes.

Boomer is a 2 year old male mixed breed dog. Mixed with what, is unknown, but he’s a cute, tall, goofy boy with a heart of gold. He loves all attention and will affectionately try to lick your face.

Boomer hopes to find a family with as much energy as him and a willingness to teach him the things he needs to know to be the best dog ever. Boomer already knows how to sit and will do it even without you asking him.

As for other dogs, Boomer doesn’t seem to bother most of them. In fact, he is very playful with other canines. He may do best in a home with another dog that can match his energy level. Cats, however, are not his favorite.

Boomer is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and tested negative for heartworm.

Nina is a very special girl who is looking for a very special family. She is 4 and a half years old and was abandoned because her owner was allergic to her.

She is declawed in the front and because of that, she feels like her best defense mechanism, her claws, has been taken away from her. Unfortunately, she will instead use her teeth to express her displeasure about certain things. This is true for many declawed cats who feel helpless.

However, Nina is picky about using her litter box and doesn’t seem to be in pain in her paws at the moment. This is a cat that would sit there as long as you let it. Or until you feed her, whichever comes first.

Nina loves having her face and cheeks caressed. We think she will bond with her owners and show them lots of love. It is, however, FeLV positive, which means it will unfortunately have a shortened lifespan. It is transmissible to other cats, so we recommend that she go to a home without other cats or with cats that already have FeLV.

Please don’t let this discourage you. Nina is a wonderful cat who deserves a forever home. She has been at the CHS for 10 months and the staff would like to see her find accommodation before the holidays.

Come meet Nina and the staff will walk you through everything you need to know. She is up to date on vaccines, parasite prevention and has been spayed.

Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

All Cascades Humane Society dogs and cats have been spayed or spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and protected against parasites prior to adoption. Those who adopt pets also receive a free health check from one of 24 area veterinarians.

Dog owners wishing to adopt another dog are required to meet their dog and the dog they choose to adopt.

CHS has also added services to its sterilization and sterilization assistance program. The service, available during scheduled spaying or neutering surgeries, includes vaccinations, heartworm testing for dogs, FIV and FeLV testing for cats, and dental procedures.

CHS also has a Pet Food Pantry to help families going through financial hardship. The CHS accepts donations of cat or dog food, provided the food is in its original packaging. Donors can drop off food near the barn behind the facility. The Pet Food Pantry is open from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.

Those considering adopting Boomer, Nina or another pet can apply to do it here. Adoptable pets can be viewed at www.chspets.org. For more information, call 517-787-7387.

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