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Busy Lizzie’s Foster Feature: Lula

Meet Lula, an adorable 12-year-old Siamese ready to be your best friend!
Meet Lula, an adorable 12-year-old Siamese ready to be your best friend!

This week Lizzie is featuring the fabulous Lula. Busy Lizzie has gotten to know this special kitty and is now sharing her story with you.

She’s currently living it up in a foster home, but it’s easy to set up a time to meet her! If you are interested in meeting Lula, please contact our Adoption Team at 425-649-7563 or [email protected].

AND Lula is part of our 30 First Dates adoption promotion. We have picked a few of our fancy felines to take part in this free 30-day adoption trial which includes all of the food and supplies during their stay with you. If after 30 days they’re still a purrfect match, then the adoption fee is only $25!

Lula

By Lizzie Pitts, Age 11

Lula and Lizzie enjoying some quality time and under the chin scratches.
Lula and Lizzie enjoying some quality time and under the chin scratches.

Hi there, my name is Lula and people call me a superhero. I’m super-friendly, super-talkative, and super-cuddly! I love to sit on your lap the whole night, just enjoying your company. I may just be the cutest 12-year-old Siamese around, but I have a secret. Shh, don’t tell anyone! I have a diet that I have to follow in order to lose a little of my winter coat (I may have eaten one too many Christmas sugar cookies — oops!) It’s no big deal though, I know for a fact that I’m not the only one!

I enjoy people who have a lot of time to spend with me since I love people! Because I have such a strong love for people, I would prefer to be the only pet in the house since I tend to get a little jealous and territorial when other cats are around.

Besides my love for people, I also LOVE toys! I especially like string toys that hang from doorknobs. My awesome foster parent Lisa says I am VERY playful for being twelve – I just like to have fun!

So that’s me in a nutshell! If you’re looking for a kitty who is pretty, playful, and positively adorable then email the Adoption Team at [email protected] to set up a time to meet me at the Seattle Humane Society — you’ll be glad you did!

World Spay Day is Feb. 24!

Charlie is a handsome 1-year-old Labrador Retriever who's ready to take on the world with you!
Charlie was adopted Feb. 2015!

Spaying and neutering your pets is so important, and with World Spay Day being tomorrow, we wanted to share a few of those benefits!

Spaying or neutering your dog or cat will not only improve the health and well being of your beloved family member, but you will also be taking one of the important steps toward reducing the number of unwanted pets in shelters.

· You get a healthier pet. Spayed/neutered pets are less likely to roam away from home, get injured in fights or get lost.  They live twice as long and are less likely to develop breast, uterine, ovarian, prostate or testicular cancers.  This means lower medical bills. 

· You get a happier family member.  Spay/neutered pets are freed from the constant need to roam and seek out mates.  Their personalities do not change.  They are calmer because they are more focused on being a loving member of their caregiver family.  And with adequate daily exercise and a reasonable diet, they don’t get fat.

· Your pet can relax and smell the roses.  Spayed females and your family avoid the annoyance of serenading would-be suitors – screaming and howling throughout the day and into the night.  Altered animals are less territorial, less likely to fight and less likely to bite.  Walking your pet becomes a lot safer. 

· Your pet and your house will be cleaner.  Spayed females will not have heat cycles that soil your rugs and furniture.  And neutered males are less likely to mark furniture and rugs with urine.  This means less special cleaning bills.

· Spaying or neutering your pet is a good investment.  It will cost you more to care for one litter of puppies or kittens created by your family pet.  Even a responsible breeder rarely breaks even or makes money by selling dogs or cats.  And once you multiply the increased food, basic supplies, veterinarian and advertising costs to find homes for the animals, the cost of altering your pet will look like a very smart investment.

Meet Auburn, a beautiful 8-year-old girl who can't wait to show off her purrfectly loveable charm!
Auburn was adopted in March 2015!

· Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation. The high numbers of pets are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

In honor of World Spay Day, Seattle Humane held our own Feline Fix Day on February 18th where our Veterinarian Team was able to perform 52 spays and 84 neuters on felines. And although our spay day is over for this month, there are many other shelters and veterinarians who are participating in World Spay Day. To learn more information about which veterinarians and shelters are participating, click here.

 

Valentine’s Day Pet Tips

VdayPromo2015_WebAdLove is in the air with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching. Flowers will be sent and chocolates will be devoured, but some of these things can be dangerous for our pets. It’s important to keep certain foods, flowers and other items out of paws’ reach. There’s a rise in cases for poison control every year around Valentine’s Day that involve chocolate and lilies which can be potentially fatal for our cats.

We have listed some advice and pet tips to help you and your furry friends have a safe and happy holiday!

Pet-Friendly Flowers

Be sure to request that lilies are removed from a bouquet if the recipient has a cat at home. If you receive a bouquet of flowers, make sure to look through and remove all the dangerous flowers and plants. Check out this list of what should and shouldn’t be in your bouquets for the safety of your pets.

Chocolate

It’s okay for us to indulge in a little chocolate, but for our pets it can cause some damage and possible be life-threatening. With darker chocolates there’s a chance that it can affect gastrointestinal, neurological and cardiac function which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures and an abnormally elevated heart rate. The lighter chocolates contain higher fat and can also lead to a life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas. Leave the chocolate to the humans and keep it out of paws’ reach!

Alcohol

It’s a completely normal time to break out a little wine or bubbly, but be sure to be extra cautious around your pets. If you spill your drink, make sure to clean it up before

This happy girl is Jasmine, a 3-year-old tabby with mesmerizing eyes!
Jasmine was adopted into a home of her own in Feb. 2015!

your pet can get to it and lick it up. Due to their smaller size, it can cause a lot of harm or potentially fatal respiratory failure if enough is ingested.

Thorns

Keep your flower arrangements away from your pet! If they step, bite or swallow a thorny flower it can cause a serious infection or a puncture.

Burning Candles

It’s nice to have a romantic setting with candles or a little burning flame, but be sure to put the flame out before leaving the room. Our pets might be nosy and curious and can either cause a fire by knocking them over or burn themselves.

Gifts and Packaging

All of those pretty bows, ribbons, cellophane and balloons can cause your pet to choke or vomit if ingested. After opening presents, just do a quick clean-up session so it doesn’t pose a problem for your furry friends!

Luna is a fabulous 7-year-old German Shepherd mix who will make a great companion.
Luna was adopted in Feb. 2015!

Four-legged Companion

What’s better than getting a cuddly puppy or kitten for Valentine’s Day – however, returning a pet you hadn’t planned on having is not so romantic. A furry friend is a lifelong commitment and sometimes choosing a pet for someone else doesn’t always turn out right. Instead of adopting a pet for someone, you can always get an adoption gift certificate for that special someone! With no expiration date, your sweetheart has as long as it takes to find the pet of their dreams. Adoption gift certificates can be purchased by phone at (425) 649-7563 or in person at the shelter.

And if the time is right now, come visit the Seattle Humane Society – we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with half price adoption fees on dogs and cats 3 years and up, February 13-15!

Enjoy a happy and pet safe Valentine’s Day!

Busy Lizzie’s Foster Feature

Busy Lizzie is at it again! This week’s foster features are Mervin and Violet. Currently they’re both living it up in the wonderful care of a foster parent where they get daily love and attention. If you’re interested in meeting Mervin or Violet, it’s easy to set up a time to meet them! Contact our Adoption Team here at Seattle Humane at [email protected] or by calling 425-649-7563.

AND both Mervin and Violet are part of our 30 First Dates adoption promotion. We have picked a few of our fancy felines to take part in this free 30-day adoption trial which includes all of the food and supplies during their stay with you. If after 30 days they’re still a purrfect match, then the adoption fee is only $25!

 

MervinMervin

By Lizzie Pitts, Age 11

Hi, I’m Mervin, a big, soft ball of fluff with a big heart — as big as the sun I bathe in! Besides my loving personality and dashing good looks, I also like to play! If I am out and about, I will play with feathers and laser pointers. I also LOVE to be brushed and petted. It might look like I will bite you — but don’t worry, I won’t!

I’m pretty shy though so I would prefer a calm environment where I can warm up to my surroundings. You might have to be a little patient with me for awhile, but once I know that you’re a good companion and friend, I will be an awesome cat! I also wouldn’t mind owners who will match my love for cuddling and playing.

I am great with other cats, and might actually do better with other mellow cats in the house. (Kittens are SO annoying, you know!)

If I sound like the purrrrrrfect cat for you, contact the Adoption Team at the Seattle Humane Society at [email protected]. You’ll be glad you did!

 

 

 Violet Face UpViolet

By Lizzie Pitts, Age 11 

Hey there! I’m Violet the Calico; here to charm your pants off with my good looks and sweet personality! I’m what some people call a purrball — meaning when I purr, I purr! I am very sweet and nice, but I would prefer a quiet home. I don’t mind other pets in the house though. I’m great with both dogs and cats.

I also enjoy playing with my toys, but at a slower pace. Not that I’m not lazy! I’m a great snuggly friend and very loyal. I will snuggle with you and be true to you every step of the way. Just deposit a hug and you’ll receive a whole bucket of love in return!

I don’t have many special requests, but I do have a specific diet I have to follow. When dishing up my food, I need to have water added. It’s more of a “loveable quirk” than it is a diet!Violet

If I sound like the great friend and awesome kitty that you’ve been searching for, then come to Seattle Humane and meet me — you’ll be glad you did!

Holiday Traveling Pet Tips

Meet Baby Girl, an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever ready to fill your life with love!
Baby Girl was adopted December 2014!

The holidays are upon us and many of us will be traveling to visit friends and family. If you plan to bring your dog or cat along on the flight, keep these helpful tips in mind:

  • Book a nonstop flight and take temperatures into consideration. During winter months, if possible, fly during the day when it’s warmer.
  • Very small dogs can travel in the cabin if they fit in a soft-sided carrier that slides under the seat in front of you.
  • Carriers must be big enough to allow the animal to stand, turn around and lie down comfortably.
  • A health certificate is required when your pet travels as air cargo. The certificate must be issued by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of travel.
  • According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, in most cases, dogs should not be given sedatives or tranquilizers prior to flying.
  • Exercise your pet before leaving for the airport. This will help your dog calm down prior to and after the flight.

    Pancakes is a 3-year-old charmer ready to indulge in some chin scratches from you.
    Pancakes was adopted January 2nd, 2015!

If you are planning on taking a trip and can’t bring your pet this holiday, make sure you’re entrusting them with a great sitter. Some of you might already have a trusted sitter you go to every time you have to leave your furry friends, but if you don’t, consider Rover.com!

Seattle Humane Society has partnered with Rover.com, the country’s largest dog boarding marketplace, to help dog owners connect with local dog-friendly homes and dog sitters.

When you book a dog sitter through our SHS Rover landing page and use the promo code SHS10, Rover.com will donate $10 to Seattle Humane. Sign up today! You can find a sitter and help save lives all at the same time!