Senior Pets Need Loving Homes and Kobie Would Be Perfect for You
Meet Kobie! This keen ol' guy with perfect Dorito-chip ears doesn't let anything slow him down! Don't let his age fool you, he's got plenty of energy and loves long walks, playtime, and he's even pretty good at agility courses! He especially loves squeaky toys and snacks, but he's also great at winding down with some snuggles and something to chew on.
This guy is pretty set in his ways, and would prefer to be your main man with no other furry friends or young kids, so if you're looking for a single sidekick, Kobie is your man!
Learn more about Kobie and our other senior pets on our website at hswestmi.org
Adopt A Senior Pet Month
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month--so we’d love to bring attention to our Silver Paws program!
When adding a furry friend to your family, consider adopting a senior! Often already trained, wise, and lower-energy, senior animals make excellent companions. Plus HSWM's "Silver Paw" pets–cats over 10 years of age and dogs over 8 years of age–are FEE-WAIVED to help them find furever homes! These pets may have less time with you than a puppy or a kitten, but they’re always so grateful for a quiet home to retire to, and they will repay you with lots of love.
There's just something special about senior pets, and we find our senior pets are always extra grateful to have homes to call their own!
Thank you Orphan Kitten Club!
HSWM is a partner with the Orphan Kitten Club, a nonprofit focused on supporting newborn kittens, and they recently awarded us a ‘Mighty Cat’ grant to help little kitten Georgia get her feet back underneath her!
Georgia was found alone in someone’s front yard on a cold rainy day. She was very young and underweight, so one of our fosters brought her into our care for medical assistance. Georgia is the sweetest kitten on the planet, and she does everything a normal kitten does–like purring, making biscuits and cuddling–but the one thing she can’t do is walk. After taking X-rays, it was determined that Georgia had a fractured femur, so after consulting with experts they decided the best course of action would be to give her a femoral head ostectomy, which is a surgical procedure that aims to restore pain-free mobility to a diseased or damaged hip.
They were able to fit us in for surgery the following day, and we can’t wait for Georgia to be able to run and play again! The foster who has been caring for her says, “I have fostered close to 160 cats and kittens and have loved all of them, but there is something so different and special about this sweet girl, I can’t explain it. She’s different—she truly is a Mighty Cat!” Thank you so much Orphan Kitten Club!
November Community Clinics
Anyone can fall on hard times–but we want to make sure that you’re always able to take care of the pets you love! HSWM will be hosting community vaccine clinics, both onsite and off this month to help serve you and your furbabies.
Our next vaccine clinics will be held November 14th, from 12pm-3pm at our shelter, and on November 21st from 12pm-3pm, at SECOM, 1545 Buchanan Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.
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