Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Wyandotte Pound

Photo by Sue Suchyta

Photo by Sue Suchyta


Wyandotte Animal Pound volunteers proudly displayed their new cat enclosure Feb. 13 at the second annual Valentine Open House. The space gives volunteers a chance to socialize cats and see how well they interact with other felines.

Photo by Sue Suchyta

Photo by Sue Suchyta


Volunteer Mary Gregory (left) watches while Wyandotte animal shelter visitors Jennifer Crump (center) and her husband, Dave Crump, get to know Sharpei-mix Eleanor (left) and beagle-mix Roger during the second annual Wyandotte Valentine Open House.

Photo by Sue Suchyta

Photo by Sue Suchyta


David Luce (left) and his wife, Barbara Luce, look over Brutus, a mastiff mix, during the second annual Wyandotte Valentine Open House.

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – The city pound volunteers invited the public to find a “Furr-ever” friend Feb. 13 on a weekend celebrating love and devotion.

The shelter remodeled this summer and continues to showcase potential animal adoptees — cats and dogs the volunteers work with to socialize, optimize their health and place in long-term homes.

Volunteers recently assembled a large cat cage that will allow other healthy felines to socialize with each other as if they were in a home.

Animal Control officer Chuck Gillenwater praised the many volunteers who do everything, including walk dogs, clean cages, feed the animals and work with visitors.

Those too busy to offer their time can donate animal food, or cash to help pay for the vaccinations and spaying or neutering the strays often need, pound officials said.

The adoptable animals at the Wyandotte shelter are showcased online at www.petfinder.com/shelters/MI363.html.

The pound is at 1170 Grove, between 11th and 13th streets.

Cat adoption fees are $60 cash and include spaying or neutering, the first distemper vaccine, a combo test and a rabies vaccine if the animal is old enough. Dog adoption fees are $85 cash and include spaying/neutering, first distemper vaccine and a rabies vaccine and heartworm test if the animal is old enough.

Cat adopters should bring a carrier. Cardboard box carriers can be purchased from the pound for $5.

Adoption hours are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information call (734) 324-4445, or go to www.petfinder.com/shelters/MI363.html.

For more information, contact the Wyandotte Animal Shelter by e-mail at wacvolunteers@gmail.com.

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