Sara Swanson

All adults cats FREE at Humane Society of Huron Valley through Wednesday

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Photo of cats waiting for adoption, courtesy of HVHS

Photo of 3 of the cats waiting for adoption, courtesy of HVHS

Manchester area residents in search of a pet to love are in luck this week. All adults cats are FREE at the Humane Society of Huron Valley through this Wednesday

“We’ve had a summer full of kittens, so our adult cats have been waiting longer for loving homes. HSHV is unique in that we do not euthanize for lack of space, and our animals have no time limits. So when we’re out of space and our intakes outpace our adoptions, we may have no choice but to turn away cats who need us—but we’d rather give them to loving, responsible homes for free,” says Tanya Hilgendorf, HSHV’s CEO and president.

HSHV has nearly 70 adult cats who are hoping to find homes this week.

HSHV’s “Free Adult Cat” promotion runs through Wednesday, September 28, and adult cats are those over 5 months old. All cats ready for adoption have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for feline leukemia, given flea preventative and a microchip I.D. Adopters also receive a discount for their first health exam at the HSHV Veterinary Clinic.

The monetary value for the free adoption is well over $400—“And that doesn’t include the invaluable gift of unconditional love,” says Krista Donohoo, HSHV’s adoption manager.

“Some people express concern that free adoptions attract people who won’t care for the animal,” says Donohoo. “But there have been numerous studies showing that waiving adoption fees simply attracts more attention and more adopters—and that adopters of free cats value their cats just as much as others. Plus, our caring staff meet with every potential adopter. We discuss their family’s needs to ensure the pet is a good match, and we discuss that though there’s no adoption fee for these cats, there are costs of caring for a pet—including food, toys, and veterinary care.”

HSHV is open for adoptions seven days a week (Monday through Wednesday 11-6, Thursday and Friday 11-7, Saturday and Sunday 11-5) and is located at 3100 Cherry Hill Road in Ann Arbor.

Photos and descriptions of cats available for adoption are on HSHV’s website at

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies solely on the generosity of our supporters to provide critical community programs and services. HSHV is an award-winning organization, recognized for our best practices and highest animal “save-rate” among all similar shelters in Michigan. Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluator, awarded HSHV a 4-star ranking, the highest possible. The mission of HSHV is to promote the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with any other humane organization

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