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Fix Your Feline

037Have you spayed or neutered your pet? Did you know that by spaying or neutering your pet you’re actually getting a happy and healthier pet? Seattle Humane offers several different options for spay and neuter procedures.

Coming up on Wednesday, August 19th we are offering $5 male cat neuter surgeries and $15 female cat spay surgeries to low income families. Make an appointment and bring your feline into Seattle Humane to take advantage of these discounts for one day only!

If you can’t make it to our Feline Fix, we offer other affordable spay and neuter services year-round. Learn more about all of our low-cost spay and neuter opportunities.

Spaying and neutering pets prevents animals from being born accidentally, and is the most effective and humane way to save animals lives. If you’re still wondering why you should spay or neuter your pet, here are some reasons:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Do your part to help fight the overpopulation of homeless pets and make your furry friend a happier and healthier part of your family!

Make an appointment today for Seattle Humane’s Feline Fix on Wednesday, August 19th!031

Double the Fun this Weekend

Did you know that most cats love the company of others? We have a few cats who are bonded pairs here with us at Seattle Humane that we would like to show off – because two is better than one!

Baxter and Oliver
Baxter and Oliver

Meet Baxter and Oliver! These handsome felines are 1-year-old male domestic shorthair kitties who enjoy the company of each other. Playing with stuffed mice and batting at feather toys are among their favorite activities. Oliver is a bit on the shy side, but with the comfort of his brother by his side he’s able to come out of his shell and show his true loving purrsonality in no time. These two are sure to provide you with endless love, snuggles and entertainment. They are currently staying in one of our wonderful foster homes, but it’s easy to set up a time to meet them! Contact our Adoption Team at [email protected].

Learn more about Baxter and Oliver!

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LBKC and Iris

Meet LBKC (Little Baby Kitty Cat) and Iris! These two best friends are fast friends and completely inseparable. They are a little wary of new situations but warm up with gentle attention and a little extra patience. LBKC and Iris rely on each other to help them through these new and scary situations. Once they’ve warmed up to you they will gladly accept all of the attention you’re willing to give them. With patience and gentle coaxing they’ll become loving and devoted companions for life! Both of these kitties are currently nestled in at our satellite location at the Petco in Factoria. If you would like to learn more about this dynamic duo, contact our Adoption Team at [email protected].

Learn more about LBKC and Iris!

Best friends who even eat together!
Romeo and Mel, best friends who even eat together!

Meet Mel and Romeo! These best buds are purrfect for each other! Romeo is a little more self-assured and enjoys being a social butterfly with anyone who seems interested. Mel on the other hand is more reserved and needs a little help to bring out his confident side – which Romeo seems to do just fine. They’re both very loving felines who will be sure to make a great addition to your family! Come into Seattle Humane and meet them before they purr their way into another adopter’s heart.

Learn more about Mel and Romeo!

As an added bonus, all of our kittens and cats are two for one this weekend only! Enjoy the companionship of two fabulous felines instead of just one. Come into Seattle Humane and meet your purrfect match today!

Busy Lizzie’s Cat Feature

Annabelle was just interrupted from taking her nap -- after this photo, she went right back to her cat nap!
Annabelle was just interrupted from taking her nap — after this photo, she went right back to her cat nap!

Annabelle

By Lizzie Pitts Age 11

Hello there! The name’s Annabelle. I’m a 7-year-old gray tabby that enjoys hanging out, cuddling, and just about anything that involves being with you! In my previous home I wasn’t quite pleased with how my litter box was kept, but thankfully here at Seattle Humane everyone takes great care of me and I don’t mind using one now! It’s so nice to have a clean area to do my business!

I’m not a high maintenance kitty, but I am an FIV+ cat. It doesn’t really change who I am, and I don’t have any special needs – I just might be a little more likely to catch the common cold that goes around.

All the staff and volunteers here think I’m a complete love-bug! I like to be around people and will rule over my domain on a high perch. I enjoy being around people so much that I’m what some might call a social eater – I definitely like to eat when people are in the room.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go on! Email the Adoption Team at [email protected]. I think you’ll find that I’m well worth the trip!

Learn more about Annabelle!

Lizzie and Annabelle!
Lizzie loving on Annabelle from her favorite spot!

Busy Lizzie’s Featured Cat: Tom

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By Lizzie Pitts Age 11

Hello, my name is Tom! I’m a cuddly black and white ball of fluff who will have people fawning over me as if I were a kitten (I’m definitely just as cute as one)! I have been at Seattle Humane for almost a year now and have become the official office cat. When Mesa comes into work first thing, she’s not allowed to check her email or begin work without a good luck pat from me! I can’t wait to be part of a home and family who loves to cuddle and play just as much as I do! You might be thinking I’m a little on the older side, but I still love my peacock feather and glitter ball! Kids don’t scare me either, I would love to have kids around the house too – it’s just more attention for me!

I am a very special cat; I have diabetes that’s well managed through meals at certain times of the day. You don’t have to worry about giving me shots though, all I need is a specific diet to follow – besides that, I’m just a normal cat who loves to play and be loved on!

What are you waiting for? Come see me at Seattle Humane today! I hope to be the first face you wake up to every morning!

Check out my adorable video to see all of my moves!

As an added bonus, Tom’s adoption fee is waived during the month of June — hurry in and see him today!

Lizzie sharing some cuddles with Tom!
Lizzie sharing some cuddles with Tom!

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month!

 

Don’t forget about your furry friends! Cancer is the number one disease-related killer for our dogs and cats. With May being Pet Cancer Awareness Month, take the extra precaution and check your pet to make sure they don’t have any of the following symptoms. If your pet does have some of the following symptoms, it doesn’t always mean they have cancer or another illness, but be sure to keep an eye on it if it doesn’t get better. Also, if your pet hasn’t been in for their annual exam, it might be a good time to get that scheduled! Our pets need annual exams just like humans, so be sure to get Fido in for his visit and keep your pet happy and healthy.

Pet Cancer Month