Posts Tagged ‘Michigan Humane Society’

 

Valentine’s Day is a time to spend with the ones we love, and that includes our fuzziest and loyalist companions! Our pets are there for us year round, providing an unconditional kind of love that can brighten our spirits on the gloomiest of days. If you’re stumped on ideas for your pets, or even on what to get a significant other that loves animals, we might just have some ideas you’d like. 🙂

How cute are these "bichon bars" from Three Dog Bakery

How cute are these “bichon bars” from Three Dog Bakery?

Three Dog Bakery's "Boxer Brownies" look good enough for people to eat!

Three Dog Bakery’s “Boxer Brownies” look good enough for people to eat!

Check out this "pet-it-four" they make as well.

Check out this “pet-it-four” they make as well.

Bakeries all over the place are going to the dogs, literally! Bakeries catering specifically to our four-legged friends are sprouting up everywhere, making freshly baked doggy-friendly cupcakes, cookies, and more. Even some regular bakeries are getting in on the action, like Cupcake Station in Ann Arbor, Michigan with their adorable “pup-cakes”! Three Dog Bakery in the Partridge Creek Mall of Clinton Township, Michigan is the kind of place you can find such delectable treats as “Boston Terrier Cream Pies”, “Boxer Brownies”, “Pupcakes”, and “Bulldog Bars”.

http://www.threedogatthecreek.com/products.asp?cat=76

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Stumped on what to get your significant other this year? A wonderful type of gift that has been gaining in popularity are donations. This Valentine’s Day why not make a donation to a rescue or shelter in your special someone’s name? Roses wilt, cards often get discarded or lost, and chocolates (while delicious) are soon gobbled up and gone; a donation that goes toward helping save animals is one that will have a lasting impact. There are plenty of places out there that could put your donation to good use, but one specifically is the Michigan Humane Society. Thursday, February 13th is the Michigan Humane Society’s annual Valentine’s Telethon. Donations are tax-deductible and help the good people at the humane society continue to provide the much-needed care to homeless, abused, and neglected animals in need. You can find more information on how to donate right on the Michigan Humane Society’s web page, here:

http://www.michiganhumane.org/site/PageNavigator/telethon.html

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Have a heart, and be a Rescue-Dog or Rescue-Cat’s Valentine! Please just remember that if you plan on getting a pet for someone for Valentine’s Day, to make 100% sure that they are ready for the commitment that comes along with it. Sometimes the best intentions just aren’t enough to make something work, and no one wants to see a pet come so close to having their forever home, only to have it taken away from them. It just isn’t fair to the animal involved. So make sure the person is on board fully, find out for sure if the place they live even allows pets (and if they do, that there are no restrictions that would apply to the critter you’re adopting), and please adopt. There are already so many animals out there in need of love, and they could truly use a good home.

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Most importantly, the best Valentine’s Day gift you can give your pet, is the same one you give them everyday: Your love. We are our pets best friends, and there is nothing you could buy them that could ever measure up to your time. Whether you’re just snuggling on the couch, scratching that one spot that makes their back leg go crazy, or playing a game of tug-of-war or fetch, it will mean the world to your pet. They may not be able to go out and buy you flowers or write you any love poems, but who needs that when you’ve got a dog happily wagging his tail, or a cat purring in your lap?

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Chairman Waffles is a domestic shorthair with black and white coloring and big green eyes. He might sound like a ton of other cats with that description, but this special kitty has undergone three different surgeries (including a partial reconstruction surgery) since December, and he really needs a home.

Waffles arrived at the Michigan Humane Society’s Detroit Center for Animal Care as a stray who had severe damage to his face, nose and tongue, which were covered in chemical burns. They think he may have gotten into something he shouldn’t have while looking for something to drink as a stray.

Though Waffles has been through so much and no longer looks like most other cats, this experience has not damaged his spirit whatsoever. He loves to give kisses and cuddle. He’s a very friendly cat, as you can see by this video, and could really use a home where he can get all the love and attention he deserves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7S6vPbpqw3M

While under the care of the Michigan Humane Society, Waffles has made another special friend with a fellow foster kitty named Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns has had a lifelong condition which causes him to sneeze a lot. Because of this condition, Mr. Burns also has mild nose and eye discharge. Waffles and Mr. Burns have become so close, that they would do especially well finding a loving home together. If anyone out there is interested in giving their heart and home to these special felines, you can e-mail Dr. Amy at amyhess@hotmail.com for more information.

Even if you may not be the one to be able to adopt them, you can still help by simply spreading the word. Never underestimate what you can do for an animal just by sharing their information with others. You never know who your message might reach in the long run and what amazing changes that person could make for an animal in need.

If you want to share Waffles’ story on Facebook to help get the word out there, the Michigan Humane Society posted this picture with his and Mr. Burns’ story that you can easily hit ‘share’ on to help pass it along. It takes only a second, but might make a huge difference.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151304837747849&set=a.116049627848.92225.59634622848&type=1&theater

Typically when people think of the kinds of gifts they can give for Valentine’s Day, certain things may come to mind… flowers, candy, that big heart-shaped box of chocolates. But this Valentine’s Day why not consider a different type of gift?

The Michigan Humane Society will be holding their 2013 Valentine’s Telethon this February 14th on WXYZ Chanel 7.

All donations are tax-deductible and will be put toward the care of homeless animals, and those who have been abused and neglected.

Since the Michigan Humane Society gets no government funding, all donations are crucial and every dollar counts. You can either donate to the telethon by phone or donate online. Donations online can be done securely at the Michigan Humane Society’s website: http://www.michiganhumane.org/site/PageServer

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