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Young Cattle Dog Available for Adoption in Dearborn

Hilary is at the Dearborn Animal Shelter, waiting to be taken home.

Hilary came to the Dearborn Animal Shelter as a stray, but she's clearly a dog meant to be in a home with a family.

The one-year-old cattle dog mix is very good natured, shy, and excelled in her behavior assessment with a trainer. She weighs about 30 pounds, and has a short, white coat with black speckled accents. Her best feature, though, is her cute and curly tail.

And if you're thinking about adopting, now is the time. The Dearborn Animal Shetler needs to adopt 50 more animals through Oct. 31 to be a contender in the national $100K Rachael Ray/ASPCA Challenge.

To learn more about Hilary, view her Petfinder profile here.

The adoption fee for an adult dog such as Hilary is currently $70—half the normal cost. Adoption fees include a basic medical exam, behavior assessment, age-appropriate vaccinations, parasite and worm check, spay or neuter, microchip ID, travel box, and pet care information.

Adopters are also eligible for pet insurance from PetFirst HealthCare at an introductory price of $5 for the first month. The price includes accident and illness coverage with any veterinarian. Adopters must register their pet within 20 days of adoption by calling 866-937-PETS, or visiting www.petfirstadoption.com.

To learn more about Hilary, or to see other available adoptable animals, go to the Dearborn Animal Shelter website at www.dearbornanimals.com, call the shelter at 313-943-2697 or visit their location on Greenfield Road, south of Rotunda Drive.

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