Talk about laid back! Staff member Amber says: "Everybody needs a little "Spice" in their life!" She is a very loving, friendly, playful, orange, domestic medium-haired cat. She is roughly 1 1/2 years old and has been spayed, microchipped, brought up-to-date on shots, as well as tested negative for feLV/FIV. If you're missing that extra ingredient in your home, come see if a little Spice is all you need. #chspets #loveatfirstlick #jacksonmi #catlife #catsofig #catsofinstagram #lovepets #lovehere #lovefoundhere #adoptdontshop #experiencejackson #puremichigan #rescue #beahero #support #whorescuedwho #bekind #pethood #furbaby #petsofinstagram #instagood #instacat
Maverick: This guy is just a complete lovebug. His previous owner says he's good with other dogs, ignores cats and is fine with kids of all ages. Maverick is a Pug/Beagle mix. He's 7 years old, housebroken, loves to play fetch and is an all-around happy guy. He is neutered, current on vaccines and microchipped. Maverick likes to: Sleep under the bed covers at your feet. Loves to play ball. Loves tough chew toys. Loves car rides. Loves long walks. Some lucky family is going to get a really, really great dog! #chspets #loveatfirstlick #jacksonmi #dogsofinstagram #dog #pugmix #adoptdontshop #adopt #rescue #whoreallyrescuedwho #doggie
We are deeply saddened to announce that Jenni is no longer with us. For those of you who don’t know, Jenni came to us with a severe facial injury. We believe that it was an abscess that burst. Jenni was given antibiotics and medicine to manage her pain. She was very social and loving, but we knew something was wrong when she continued to lose weight and her wound wouldn’t respond to treatment. The affected area became larger moving to the eye. Even though we were keeping her comfortable with good pain medicine, nutrition and heat, her eye ruptured and she wasn’t healthy enough for surgery. At this point we knew the eye was causing her significant pain and that her health was rapidly declining. We couldn’t allow her to suffer. We made the hard decision to humanely euthanize her surrounded by the staff who loved and cared for her these past several days. #chspets #loveatfirstlick #jacksonmi
Who wants a love bug? Come meet Kelly. This sweet 5-month-old kitten is the perfect combination of loving and playful. Her purr motor starts the moment you pick her up and it doesn’t stop! Who doesn’t love that?! Kelly loves to be pet and will roll all over enjoying every bit of time you can give to her. She will be the ideal new addition to your family! Kelly has been spayed, brought up-to-date on vaccines, tested for Felv/FIV and microchipped. #chspets #loveatfirstlick #jacksonmi #kitty #catsofinstagram
Thank you to the Petco Foundation for donating to the medical care of our animals prior to adoption. Each animal we have here is spayed or neutered, brought up to date on vaccines, given parasite prevention, and disease tested prior to finding their forever home. Without the help of our community and grants like this one from The Petco Foundation, we would not be able to adopt out more than 1,300 pets annually! Thank you to Petco Foundation and YOU, our supporters!
When the invitations arrive you know gala is soon! On Saturday, September 14th more than 200 guests from our community will come together in support of CHS and our mission of connecting animals in need with people who care. Tickets are available for purchase at CHS or online- www.chspets.org/gala19! Thank you to our printing sponsor- @graphics3 for the beautiful invitations!!
**Jenni Update** Jenni continues to do well day after day!! She has been given a 2-week antibiotic injection, pain meds, fluids, medi honey on her wound (which appears to be healing nicely) and supplemental heat. She is fed 5-6 times each day. She isn’t eating what we would like her to, but she is eating. She spent some time with one of our Cat Whisperers on Monday. She loves to be pet and brushed and is so very friendly. Keep the positivity flowing for this sweet kitty! #chspets #loveatfirstlick #jacksonmi #powerofpositivity #kitty #catsofig #rescue
Heartworm disease on the rise in most parts of the USA. CHS has 4 dogs undergoing Heartworm treatment right now. Each year we usually treat more than 20 dogs with this miserable, parasite infection. Untreated it leads to an awful, painful death for the infected animal. Both dogs and cats can get Heartworm infestations. There is inexpensive, monthly preventive protection for both dogs and cats. The best place to get the preventive medicine is from your family vet. There is expensive treatment medicine for dogs that are infected. Currently there is no treatment for infected cats. If your cat ventures outside, even if it is just on your deck, then that cat should have preventive parasite protection for Heartworm. Just one mosquito bite can infect your cat or dog. The graphic shown here best explains the Heartworm cycle. It can only be passed to your dog or cat by a mosquito that has bitten an infected animal, then that mosquito bites your pet. Heartworm cannot be transmitted from any infected dog or cat – only by an infected mosquito. In an area like Jackson, MI that number of animals infected with this disease is on the rise. One of the reasons this is happening is that many residents here don’t treat their animals with the preventive protection, so there is a higher percentage of infected animals that mosquitos then feed from. Mature Heartworms are a foot long! They infect the dog’s or cat’s heart, lungs and arteries. Left untreated it is a fatal disease -- left untreated it is a slow and miserable death.
We are ready!! Who is coming to Feline Flow Yoga right here at Cascades Humane Society tomorrow morning at 11am?!? ✋✋✋ join us as we flow Vinaysa Style with registered yoga 🧘♂️ instructor, Laurie Lewis! This week we have 7...that’s right, 7 cats ready to hang out with you! The class is just $10 per person and 100% of the proceeds benefit CHS!! #chspets #loveatfirstluck #yoga #yogawithcats #kitty #jacksonmi #adoptdontshop #catsofinstagram
Good morning from Jenni! We learned yesterday that Miss Jenni LOVES her back and neck scratched! She is getting stronger and stronger. She likes her meds in kitty soup as you can see. Good vibes seem to be working!! Keep the positivity flowing for this sweet baby!! #chspets #loveatfirstlick #jacksonmi #kitty #powerofpositivity #catsofinstagram
Have you lost a female long haired orange kitty? One was dropped off at our front door with the note posted below. She has a severe facial wound and is skin and bones. She is such a trooper! We are doing our best to save her. The photo below is cropped because this wound is horrific. Please if you know this little lady call us at 517.787.7387. **Updated to add** We have FeLV/FIV tested her (came back negative), cleaned the wound and removed several maggots, gave fluids and a very expensive antibiotic injection. She is on two kinds of pain meds, is eating well, and is currently resting as comfortably as we could make her with extra heat. If we can get her well enough, she will require surgery. At this point, we don't need any supplies. If you could send your good thoughts, prayers and good vibes, she sure could use it. #chspets #loveatfirstlick #jacksonmi #missingpet #catsofinstagram
8-year-old Nala here strutting her stuff. Just look at how beautiful she is!! She is litter trained, social with people, and loves to be brushed. Her previous family says that she prefers to be an only child so we are looking for a home without cats or dogs. Come and meet Nala today! #chspets #jacksonmi #loveatfirstlick
Happy Tail from adopter Jessica! Jelly Bean...now Stitch. Hey Jessica...we really love this photo and Happy Tail of Stitch. Thank you from all of here at CHS! I just want to say that I am so glad I made the choice to adopt Jelly Bean whose new name is now Stitch. In the beginning I was nervous that he wasn’t going to come around because of how shy he acted at the shelters but as soon as I got home he made himself comfortable, although he doesn’t care for all the toys I’ve gotten him, he definitely loves sitting in the window and watching the birds. Thank you guys so much for allowing me the chance to give this sweet boy the life he deserves. He truly is spoiled❤️ #chspets #loveatfirstlick #jacksonmi #catsofinstagram #catsofig #kitty #rescue #whoreallyrescuedwho #happytail #lovefoundhere #adoptdontshop #experiencejackson #beahero #adoption
Kawhi was found at a Forth of July pool party. She was very little and you could feel her tiny bones when you held her. She had fleas, was dirty and had a horrible upper respiratory infection. We aren’t so sure she would have made it if it weren’t for the wonderful animal lover who took a chance at sending us a Facebook message late that night. By a sheer stroke of good fortune one of our team members was in the office working very late. She got the message and quickly coordinated with other staff to get supplies and parasite prevention medicine together for this poor kitty that night. We are happy to report that just a few short weeks later, Kawhi has finished her meds and is 100% feeling well. She is growing strong in foster and soon she will be spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped and on her way to a loving forever home!! #chspets #jacksonmi #loveatfirstlick #rescue #whoreallyrescuedwho #kittens #catsofinstagram
These eight faces came to CHS just last week. Unfortunately, their human got sick and isn't able to care for them. She was so worried about them, but we are told, that she was noticeably reassured knowing that each of them is now in our care. For those of you who know, there is a lot of construction happening around I-94 and Elm St. and this has been slowing our usual foot traffic to visit with the animals. Making space for 8 cats was tricky because we only take in animals when there is open kennel space. Every adoption that happens, we are able to help another animal. Because they came from the same home, we were able to get a little creative and create a shared space to house them. They are scared, but coming out of their shells. If you have time or are looking for a feline friend, come and check out some of the sweet faces here at CHS. You won't be sad you did! #chspets #loveatfirstlick #adoptdontshop #jacksonmi #cats #catsofinstagram #rescue
Not many cats LOVE their bellies rubbed, but Lady does! One of her first reactions to getting some attention is she rolls over and wants you to pet her soft belly. She will even give you a few little kisses while you give her some love. She is 8 years old and could probably stand to lose a few pounds (couldn't we all, though?). Visit her today, we are open noon to 6pm.Oh! And she is $20 off thanks to Rescue Me Jackson Area, as are ALL our cats and kittens today. . . . #jacksonmi #chspets #catsofig #catsofinstagram #rescue #kitty #catstagram #loveatfirstlick #lovefoundhere #adoptdontshop #experiencejackson #puremichigan #purejackson #adoption #beahero #rescue #humanesociety #whorescuedwho #support #bekind #lovepets #petsofinstagram #pethood #furbaby #picoftheday #instagood #instadaily