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Pets of the week: Lady Bird is a cancer survivor. Roco has unique markings

JACKSON, MI – Roco and Lady Bird are just two of the many animals at Cascades Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes.

Roco is a 9-year-old pit bull mix. This sweet boy has been at Cascades Humane Society since March. He was adopted for about a month this summer, but unfortunately was found wandering and was returned to Cascades.

Roco has really unique white markings on his head and adorable white paws. He has a very boisterous bark but don’t let that deter you, he is a well-mannered guy.

Roco knows how to sit and shake. He is treat motivated so he would be a great candidate for more training. Roco loves KONGs filled with peanut butter and is looking for a couch to get cozy on for the rest of his life.

Lady Bird is a 9-year-old long-haired kitty who has had a rough life so far.

She was found as a stray by a local rescuer and surrendered to us for care. Her teeth were in horrible condition and all but two needed to be removed. She had scabs on her ears, originally thought to be from frost bite due to being outside so much, but it turned out to be skin cancer due to sun exposure.

Lady Bird’s skin cancer was removed and she has an awesome prognosis. She can be chatty when you visit with her and is very friendly. We hope she finds an owner soon and can rest easy that she will never be exposed to the outside elements ever again.

Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All visitors are being asked to wear face masks to comply with state orders regarding COVID-19.

All dogs and cats at Cascades Humane Society have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and given parasite protection prior to adoption. Those who adopt pets also receive a free wellness checkup from any of 24 area veterinarians.

Dog owners wishing to adopt another dog are required to do a meet and greet with their dog and the dog they’re choosing to adopt.

CHS also has added services to its Spay and Neuter Assistance Program. The service, available during scheduled spay or neuter surgeries, includes vaccines, 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. CHS accepts cat or dog food donations, as long as the food is in its original packaging. Donors can drop off food by the pole barn behind the facility. The Pet Food Pantry is open from noon to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.

Those considering adopting Roco, Lady Bird or another pet can apply to do so here. For more information, call 517-787-7387.