This week for Dog Days we met Miss Bertha.

Bertha is only a year old but has already had a litter of kittens. She's sweet, spunky and full of energy because she's practically still a baby! Because of that getting a picture wasn't easy but I did my best!

TSM/ Chelsea Rose
TSM/ Chelsea Rose

Bertha does very well with other cats, would be great in a home with children who can match her energy and would mostly likely adjust to a home with dogs as well. The great part about adopting from the SPCA of SW Michigan is that they always encourage a 'meet and greet' with your other animals prior to bringing the animal home.

Bertha is up to date on her shots and ready to be adopted. Here she is saying, "Pick me!"

TSM/ Chelsea Rose
TSM/ Chelsea Rose

If Bertha isn't a good fit for your home, there are so many animals that are available for adoption right now at the SPCA of SW Michigan. Including puppies! You can see all of the adoptable animals, both dogs and cats, here.

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Speaking of Puppies...

The SPCA is hosting a Bark in the Park at Fairmount Dog Park. The event takes place on Thursday, August 26th, from 2-4pm. It'll feature a puppy parade, an obstacle course demonstration and more! Get more info here.

One more thing

Fostering. It's something we talk about a lot but, I want to make it clear how incredibly helpful it is to the SPCA of SW Michigan. With fostering you're helping clear cages in the shelter so that more animals can be taken in if necessary. You're literally saving a life.

Fostering costs nothing out of pocket. Food and medical costs are covered by the SPCA. You're simply providing a temporary home that gives the animal a more comfortable surrounding while they await their forever home. Plus, some animals aren't very social when they arrive at the shelter. With you, they'll become more social and therefore more adoptable. It's a win-win. If you are interested in fostering, which is desperately needed right now, you can find all the information you need here.

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