Pet of the Week

Davey the hugger
A 5-year-old black and white American shorthair, Davey likes to hug and be hugged. He is very friendly, but needs urinary food to avoid health complications.

Pirate cat needs loving arrrrrms
Menka is one unique cat at the pound. A 2-year-old Egyptian oriental shorthair mix, he has silky, smooth black and white hair. He is a cuddly ladies man who purrs plenty and is curious in new territory, which may explain how he ended up without his right eye. He was taken into the shelter without the eye and an infected socket, but since has recovered and behaves normally.

Photos by Chris Jackett

Photos by Chris Jackett

The little gentleman
A poodle mix, Baxter is a 5- to 7-year-old dog that needs pampering. His teeth require a little veterinary work, but he’s more concerned with finding a new home where he can show off his brand-new short hair cut.

Dog adoption fees are $85 and cat adoption fees are $60 (both in cash). Fees include spaying or neutering, first distemper vaccine and a rabies vaccine if the animal is old enough. The Wyandotte Animal Pound is at 1170 Grove, west of 11th Street. Adoption hours are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information call (734) 324-4445 or go to