Pet of the Week

Photos by Andrea Poteet

Blackie’s the best
Blackie is a four-month old male American shorthair who came to the shelter as a stray a few weeks ago with his sister, Beauty. He is friendly and not shy around people.

Bring home your ‘Buddy.’
Buddy is a declawed male American shorthair who has been at the shelter since August and needs a good home. He is about 17 years old.

American ‘Beauty’
Beauty is a four-month old female American shorthair who came to the shelter as a stray a few weeks ago with her brother, Blackie. She is sweet and friendly.

The Allen Park Animal Shelter, 16850 Southfield Road, is housed at the rear of a large blue building in the northeast portion of the City Hall parking lot. Shelter hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The shelter is closed Wednesdays. Cat adoptions cost $35 and dog adoptions cost $45, both which include adoption fees. Animals have been spayed/neutered through a state grant and tested for feline leukemia/AIDS and canine heartworm disease. Adopters receive a discount certificate for post-adoption veterinary care at Dix Animal Hospital, 1127 Dix in Lincoln Park. A microchip is included in the adoption price. For more information call the shelter at (313) 282-6173 or go to www.petfinder.com/shelters/allenpark.html.