Category Archives: Pet of the Issue

Articles featuring pets up for adoption from the Sanilac County Humane Society.

Pet of the issue

Rusty

Angie Stoecklin
Copy Editor

Pet of the Issue -RustyCat. Photo credit: Angie Stoecklin
Photo credit: Angie Stoecklin

Looking for a new furry friend to add to your home? Then look no further than this blonde feline, Rusty.
Rusty is about 8 months old. When he arrived at the humane society his name was Blondie, but volunteers changed his name to the more masculine Rusty.
Originally a stray, this male domestic medium hair has since been socialized by the people who had brought him to the humane society. BWHS volunteers say that he gets along well with other cats, but it is unknown what his reaction would be towards children or dogs, therefore a multiple cat household or a no pet household may be best.
Rusty’s adoption fee is $100, however, if asked about adoption specials, the BWHS will reduce the fee.
An anonymous donor will help covered the cost of any pet featured in the ESG. This donor is not affiliated with the humane society so those interested should contact the ESG via the writers e-mail below.
For more information on Rusty or other pets up for adoption visit the Blue Water Area Human Society at 6266 Lapeer road in Port Huron.

Contact Angie at angelastoecklin0814@gmail.com

Pet of the issue

Contessa and Conchita

Angie Stoecklin
Copy Editor

Meet the sister’s Contessa and Conchita. These two Chihuahua and Jack Russel mixes are eight years old, and have been together their whole lives. For that reason, BWHS volunteer Bonnie Carpenter insists that they go to the same home.
Neither dog is very vocal. According to Carpenter, they hardly ever bark and they tend to keep to their own business; except for when they are snuggling with their humans.
Although both are generally quiet, they would not do well in a home with kids. Carpenter says the ideal home for them would be with an older couple, or a single man or woman with no children.
Because of their age, Contessa and Conchita are a part of BWHS’s “Senior to Senior” program. This means that if the adopter is 60 years or older, the sisters are free. If the adopter doesn’t meet the age requirement for the program, the fee is $50 for both dogs.
If anyone is interested in adopting these two, or any pet featured in the ESG, an anonymous donor has volunteered to help cover the adoption cost. Anyone who wishes to take advantage of this offer should contact the Erie Square Gazette via the writers e-mail below.
For more information on Contessa and Conchita, contact the Blue Water Area Humane Society at 810-987-4357.

Contact Angie at angelastoecklin0814@gmail.com

Pet of the issue – Gizmo

Angie Stoecklin
Copy Editor

He’s not a gremlin, but he is fluffy.
Gizmo is a male domestic longhair. Before being brought into the humane society, Gizmo was an outside cat. He would frequently wander into a nearby home, dashing in as the door opened. Although the family was taken by his friendly intrusion, one of the family members is allergic to cats, so they took him into the humane society.
Gizmo is estimated to be about 6 months old. He has been neutered, and his adoption fee is $100.
If anyone is interested in adopting Gizmo, or any pet featured in the ESG, an anonymous donor has offered to help with adoption costs. This donor is not affiliated with the humane society, so those interested should contact the ESG or the writer via the e-mail below.
For more information on Gizmo or other pets up for adoption at the Blue Water Area Humane Society, feel free to contact them at 810-987-4357, or visit their location at 6266 Lapeer rd., Port Huron.

Contact Angie at angelastoecklin0814@gmail.com

Pet of the issue – Drum and Spud

Angie Stoecklin
Copy Editor

Meet feline brothers Drum and Spud.
Both are male domestic shorthairs about 3 or 4 months old. They were brought into the humane society at 6 weeks old. They were then hand raised by a volunteer at the humane society.
Both of the cats are extremely lovable, a positive result from being hand raised. They are very playful, especially when it comes to playing tug of war with news reporter’s camera strap.
These two brothers stick together like glue, constantly grooming each other and sleeping next to each other. Therefore the volunteers at the humane society would like to see them go to homes together.
Their adoption fees are $100 each. An anonymous donor has offered to help out with adoption fees for any pet featured in the ESG.
This donor is not affiliated with the humane society so those interested should contact the Erie Square Gazette or Angela Stoecklin via the e-mail at the end of this article.
For more information on Spud or Drum, contact the Blue Water Area Humane Society at 810-987-4357.

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Pet of the Issue – Mozart

Angie Stoecklin
Copy Editor

He may not be a famous composer, but somehow the name Mozart fits this loveable and incredibly fluffy long hair Siamese.
For being a stray cat roaming the streets of Algonac, Mozart is not shy when it comes to crawling in a person’s lap and giving the friendly head butt. He is much more interested in people than he is in toys.
Because Mozart was a stray it is unclear as to the specific details of this handsome feline’s background. He is estimated to be about 4 years old. Since he was brought in already neutered, his adoption fee is only $50.
An anonymous donor is willing to pay the adoption fee for any pet featured in the ESG. For anyone interested in this offer, contact Angie via the email at the bottom of this text.
For more information about Mozart, call the Blue Water Area Humane Society at (810) 987-4357.

Contact Angie at angelastoecklin0814@gmail.com

Pet of the Issue – Grr

Angie Stoecklin
Copy Editor

This issue’s featured pet is known as Grr. Grr is a male domestic short hair believed to be approximately 8 to 9 months old. He was brought in as a stray and soon after was adopted by a man who ended up returning Grr due to the unfortunate discovery of being extremely allergic.
Grr’s has an extremely active and playful personality which would make him a decent fit for anyone who wants a cat they can play with regularly.
The fee to adopt Grr is $100. However, there is a chance he may be available among other cats for the humane society’s event St. Catricks day. During the St. Patricks day season, a number of cats will be available for a small fee of $17. Just look for the shamrocks on the cages.
If Grr is the cat for you, and is not part of the St. Catricks day event, don’t be discouraged. An anonymous donor has offered to provide help with adoption fees for any pet featured in the ESG. This donor is not affiliated with the humane society so those interested should contact the Erie Square Gazette. If the ESG cannot be reached, contact the writer via the e-mail below.
For more information on Grr or other available pets, contact the Blue Water Area Humane Society at 810-987-4357.

Contact Angie at angelastoecklin0814@gmail.com

Pet of the issue – Princess

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Angie Stoecklin
Copy Editor

Princess is a one-year-old Siamese mix. She was brought into the humane society with a litter of six kittens, who have since all been weaned and are awaiting adoption.
Princess is the kind of cat who keeps to herself, rarely seeking out attention, but will not protest if one wishes to pick her up or pet her. She is described by the employees at the humane society as a quiet, good cat.
Princess is now spayed and up to date on all her shots. Her adoption fee is $100.
For more information about Princess or other animals up for adoption, contact the Blue Water Humane Society at 810-987-4357.

Contact Angie at angelastoecklin0814@gmail.com

Pet of the Issue – Wolverine

Wolverine
Gorgeous eyes on a gorgeous cat. Photo credit: Angie Stoecklin

   Say hello to Wolverine. He is a 4 year old all white male who is most likely a Main Coon mix since he is a rather large feline. A very vocal and people-friendly creature, Wolverine arrived at the humane society for no other reason than that he did not get along with the other cats his previous owners had.

He would do best as the only cat in the household, unless his new owner was to adopt his sister Sassy, another white cat who arrived with him. Both cats are spayed and neutered. Continue reading Pet of the Issue – Wolverine

Pet of the issue – Rusty

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Eyes you could absolutely fall in love with. Photo by Angie Stoecklin.

   Rusty is a 4 to 5 year old Labrador and Bulldog mix. He gets along great with other dogs, kids, and even cats. He is a very active dog and absolutely loves going for walks and car rides.

When Rusty arrived at the Blue Water Humane Society, he was diagnosed with heartworm disease. He recently received his final treatment and is now a happy and healthy animal, but due to the heartworm condition, he will not be available for adoption until the beginning of December.

He would make a perfect Christmas gift for someone looking for an active and loving larger dog.

Rusty’s adoption fee will be $125. To help cover the costs of adoption, an anonymous supporter has offered to help cover the cost of any pet featured in the Erie Square Gazette.

For more information on Rusty, contact the Blue Water Humane Society at 810-987-4357.

 

Contact Angie at angelastoecklin@yahoo.com

Angie Stoecklin

Staff Writer