My name is hefty!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Muskegon, Michigan - hefty
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I'm being cared for by:
Humane Society and Animal Rescue of Muskegon County

Facts about hefty

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 6943
  • Hair: Short
Sweet Hefty is a 1 year old boy with a beginning story that will break anyone's heart. He was a kitty that we fell in love with during a routine visit to another Michigan shelter, looking for potential animals that would be a great fit for our MHS family. While there, we learned of his traumatic arrival to their facility. A passerby had heard frantic meows, and in trying to trace the sound, discovered them coming from a nearby dumpster. Inside the dumpster, the meows became louder, and were narrowed down to a tightly sealed garbage bag. Inside that bag, was a cat carrier, with poor Hefty trapped inside. Thrown away like garbage.

Thankfully, he was rescued from that horrible situation, where an even worse fate could have awaited him in the coming days.

Upon his arrival to our shelter, Hefty has thrived, realizing again that people could indeed be trusted. He has become very happy and comfortable in his kennel in our cat room, and enjoys following staff around during free time out of his little corner of the world.

We learned recently that Hefty was suffering from a significant urinary tract infection- one strong enough that it had undoubtedly been left untreated for quite some time. Putting the pieces together, it's easy to assume that Hefty's condition (which sometimes can result in a cat missing the litterbox or avoiding it altogether), is what prompted a frustrated 'owner' to retaliate and toss him aside. Proper medication, which also includes his prescribed C/D cat food, helps to keep the urinary tract infections at bay (although in times of stress, he may develop flare ups, with a system that overreacts). So sad that rather than taking the time to give Hefty the care he needed, he was instead tossed out.

Hefty is a great boy who deserves a chance to know what a real caring home and family is all about.

Ask to visit with Hefty today!

About Humane Society and Animal Rescue of Muskegon County

Come Meet Our Pets...

Stop in and visit our adoptable pets at 2640 Marquette Ave. Muskegon, MI 49441. We are open Tuesday 3pm - 7pm, Wednesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm, and Saturday 11am - 3pm. Visiting ends 30 mins. before closing. We are closed on Mondays, Sundays and all major Holidays. If you are interested in meeting with one of our pets that is currently in a foster home please call 231.773.8689 to schedule an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Applications can be found and filled out on our website or at the shelter.

Adoption fee for Dogs/Puppies $175.00, includes first set of vaccinations, rabies vaccine (if old enough), microchip, spay/neuter and heart-worm test (if old enough).

Adoption fee for Cats/Kittens $100.00, includes first set of vaccinations, rabies vaccine (if old enough), microchip, spay/neuter and FeLV/FIV test (if old enough).