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Pets of the week: Marigold needs understanding and love.

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JACKSON, MI – Marigold and Lily are just two of the many animals at Cascades Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes.

Marigold is a 2-year-old medium-to-small mixed breed weighing approximately 30 pounds. She may be an adult, but she still acts like a puppy. She has a lot of energy and can be very playful.

Marigold had a rough start to life and will need lots of socialization, but she loves people once she gets to know them and trust them. Unfortunately, she was found wandering the streets as a stray with multiple siblings, we suspect for a long time. Therefore, she was not around humans when growing up and will need a little help understanding how to be an inside dog.

Marigold seems to look to her sister Lotus for reassurance and guidance in new situations and around new people. For these reasons, it would be best if she went to a home with another canine companion who can show her the way. Her manners are a work in progress but she tries her hardest to be a good girl and loves treats.

Marigold has been spayed, is up to date on all necessary vaccines, microchipped and has tested negative for heartworm.

Lily is as sweet as she is adorable with her tuxedo markings and silky black fur. Her long white whiskers and eyebrows will make her stand out in a crowd. This sweet girl will steal your heart immediately.

Lily is best friends with everyone she meets and greets her family at the door with sweet trills and purrs. She is curious about what you are doing and wants to be by people. She chats with you at times and makes sure you have company while cooking, working, cleaning, and relaxing.

Lily loves pets everywhere and will flop over looking for belly rubs, or to be picked up for scratches and love. Lily is past the wild kitten stage but still has a love of play. She likes to scoot toys around, play fetch with you, play with string toys, and watch birds and bugs at the window.

Lily loves other kitties and has very polite manners and social skills. She lived with her foster sibling kitties and listened when they wanted space and politely followed their rules about playing and snuggling. She uses cardboard, carpet or sisal scratchers.

Lily also likes to snuggle during the day and sleep by your legs at night. She was an excellent young momma and is looking to spend her post pregnancy days with her forever family getting the love and pampering she deserves.

Lily is a very social girl and would do best in a home that has cat siblings or lots of people attention.

Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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 Marigold, Lily or another pet can apply to do so here. Adoptable pets can be viewed at For more information, call 517-787-7387.