Pets of the week: Christie is a sweet little snuggler. Sir Andrew Lovington is a character

JACKSON, MI – Christie and Sir Andrew Lovington are just two of the many animals…

JACKSON, MI – Christie and Sir Andrew Lovington are just two of the many animals at the Cascade Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes.

Christie is a lovable little 6-year-old female possibly boxer mix who has the sweetest eyes and gives the best snuggles.

As a loyal and protective dog, she has enough love to give an owner or family, but she should be the only dog in the home. Christie was good with kids in her home but she would do best with a low-key, low-traffic home as a lot of people and changes can make her anxious.

Christie is housetrained and even kennel trained for at night or when home alone. She doesn’t seem to require a lot of exercise and is happy with a walk once or twice a day. She pulls a little on the leash but she could easily be trained with positive reinforcement to stay closer to her person.

Sir Andrew Lovington has a big name, but he has a personality to match.

Sir Andrew came to CHS as a very shy male cat who preferred to stay curled up in the corner of his cage. Over time, with the help of volunteers and staff who encouraged him, loved on him and made him feel safe, he turned into a ham and an attention-seeker.

Sir Andrew now is always present at the front of his kennel, asking for pets and chatting up a storm. Sometimes he even gets the other cats in the condo room to chime in with him in a kitty-chorus.

The staff is thrilled with his progress and he is certainly a staff favorite. But that doesn’t mean they want to keep him forever. He deserves a forever home where he can sit on laps and chat up his owner to his heart’s content.

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 the novel coronavirus.

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 Christie, Sir Andrew Lovington or another pet can apply to do so here. For more information, call 517-