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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 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!

Happy Tails from Adopters!

Dear Seattle Humane,

We wanted to tell you how our two precious pets are doing. Nina, our torbie girl, was adopted from SHS during Catapalooza 2012 and quickly became the center of attention in our home. Before coming to us, she spent time in a loving foster home where she was nursed back to health after having a rough start in life. We are so grateful to that foster mom! Nina is wildly entertaining and she loves to sleep under the covers at night. Tali, our blue-eyed, black Lab mix was adopted in the Spring of 2013. She was a transfer from another shelter that wasn’t able to treat the ringworm infection she had. Luckily SHS was there to help and after a few weeks of treatment, Tali was adopted by us. We also appreciate all the work that went into treating her! Tali and Nina are BFFs, but we’ve decided to adopt another kitty from SHS very soon! We hope to be able to adopt a new kitty (preferably one with special needs) and we know just where to go!

Our two SHS alums fill our home with so much joy and love; thank you so much!

~Sara Janecke and Rob Foppiano

 

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!

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

How You Can Help This Holiday Season

Meet Mau,  a 7-year-old fabulous feline with a lot of personality to share!
Mau was adopted December 2014!

During the holiday season, it’s a great time to spread holiday cheer. If your heart is calling you to help our furry friends out, there are many things you can do!

Adopt. If you’re in the market for a furry friend of your own, now is a great time to adopt. Add a four-legged friend to your home and make this holiday season special for you and them!  Shelter pets are definitely the best when it comes to getting a pet of your own, they know they’ve been rescued and they’re forever thankful. Come into Seattle Humane and see all of our adoptable pets today, because no one wants to be alone for the holidays.

Foster. If you aren’t able to adopt, maybe consider fostering a pet. With the help of our foster parents, we are able to help and save the lives of so many more pets. Last year, 5,483 shelter animals benefited from foster care. The care these dedicated volunteers provide is invaluable, both to the animals and to the people who adopt them. You can foster as much or as little as you like for a wide variety of animals including kittens, puppies, cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small critters. Fostering is a rewarding and enriching experience, and a great volunteer project for families or individuals who love animals but cannot commit to having a full-time pet. Learn more about our foster program and orientation date here.

Volunteer. Volunteers truly make all the difference here at Seattle Humane. The work our organization accomplishes would not be possible without the generous contributions of our volunteers. We offer a variety of ways that you can help people and animals. Volunteers are always needed to help with adoptions, foster care, cleaning, grooming and socializing the shelter animals. In addition, positions are also available in fundraising, education, special events, reception and many other areas. Learn more about the various roles our volunteers play at Seattle Humane.

This cutie is Bazel, a 6-year-old love-bug ready to become your new best friend!
Bazel was adopted in March 2015!

Young Volunteers. We are unable to offer volunteer positions to people under the age of 18, but there are still many ways to help the animals! Humane Teen Club is for teens age 13-17 that help a variety of programs and help prepare our teens to become volunteers when they turn 18. If joining our Humane Teen Club is too much commitment, we also have some other options for you.

Pet Food Drives. Throughout the year, we rely on groups and individuals to help us meet the needs of the animals served through our Pet Food Bank! If you are interested in organizing a pet food drive in your community, school, church, or business, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at (425) 649-7566.

Additionally, each winter the Seattle Humane Society organizes a Holiday Pet Food Drive with local grocery stores. Shoppers may purchase pet food to donate to the Pet Food Bank and deposit it into barrels available in designated stores.

Donate. We rely on the kind financial support of our community to provide programs and services to the Puget Sound region. Through the generosity of people like you, we have placed more than 50,000 loving companion animals during the last decade alone.

Founded in 1897, the Seattle Humane Society is a nonprofit organization. We depend on the support of our friends in the community to fund our programs. All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Miss Katie is a 5-year-old purr machine full of snuggles and love to give.
Miss Katie was adopted in December 2014!

We receive no United Way or government funding — we are entirely privately-funded. We promise to be good stewards of your gifts. That’s why we make sure that $0.80 cents out of every dollar we receive goes directly towards caring for and supporting animals through life-saving programs.

Through tax-deductible donations, the Seattle Humane Society is able to save the lives of orphaned or abandoned companion animals, bring the healing touch of animals to the elderly and those who are terminally ill, provide humane education and serve as a community resource for pets when community members are displaced from their homes due to fire, flooding or other disasters.

Help make a life-saving donation to the animals today.

 

Seattle Humane wants to thank all of you for everything you do each and every day for all of our furry friends – Happy Holidays!