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Why Not Me? Meet Clyde!

07/31/2019 by Katie Virdell
July 31st, 2019 by Katie Virdell
        

black cat adoptable

We’ve partnered with Pawsitive Alliance for the #WhyNotMePets campaign to give difficult-to-home pets an extra paw up. These lovable pets are ready to find their forever homes. 

MEET CLYDE!

Breed: Domestic Short Hair  

Age/Gender/Size: 10 years/ Male (neutered) / Small

Likes: Cat napping in window sills, snuggles and ear scratches

Special Considerations: Looking for a home with no other kitties or small children

This week’s featured pet is a handsome senior by the name of Clyde – aka “King Clyde”. He is a 10-year-young kitty currently available for adoption at Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, WA. They are a private, nonprofit animal shelter that has been caring for animals in need since 1908.

Clyde is a striking cat with midnight black fur and brilliantly bright yellow-green eyes.  Though Clyde is a little shy to start, a little patience from his new adopters will go a long way in making Clyde feel purrrrfectly wanted and loved.

Clyde will do best in a home with no small children as loud noises and sudden movements are a little uncomfortable. Clyde would also prefer not to be pet near his tail. This gentleman will need to be the only king in his castle, so no additional kitties or dogs, please! To ensure that he is in tip-top health, Clyde is on a special diet as well, which can be reviewed with his caretakers at the humane society.

A perfect day for Clyde would include perching on a windowsill in the sunshine or lazing atop a cat tree, watching passersby. Throw in some ear massages, and Clyde will be in seventh heaven! It doesn’t take much to win him over as he is a very laid back kitty. When he is feeling bliss, Clyde shows it by giving you slow, flirty blinks and exuding low, rumbly purrs. We have heard that Clyde is quite the head-butter as well when it comes to public displays of affection!

With so much love to give, Clyde hopes to soon find his fur-ever home. Are you ready to meet your new best friend in this gentle beau? To learn more about Clyde and other available pets, as well as the adoption process and fees, please visit the Kitsap Humane Society at https://www.kitsap-humane.org/adopt/available-pets/. You can also email

customerservice@kitsap-humane.org.  Like all pets adopted through Kitsap Humane Society, Clyde will leave the shelter neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped.

Adoption fee?

People are sometimes surprised to find out that most animal shelters have an adoption fee. They might think, “Wait a minute! You got this animal for free so why are you charging me to take it off your hands?” This way of thinking ignores both the costs of housing animals as well as their medical care.

Here are some of the things your adoption fee usually covers:

  • Spay/neuter for dogs and cats of age
  • Vouchers for spay/neuter for puppies and kittens too young to be altered
  • Deworming and parasite medication
  • Core vaccines
  • Microchipping (at some shelters)

All of these services are recouped in the standard adoption fee, but at a fraction of what you would have to pay most veterinarians. In fact, adopting a pet at a shelter is a net financial gain for most responsible pet parents in terms of the cost of care.

Every Wednesday, Healthy Paws will highlight a new pet from Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign. Visit the #WhyNotMePets page for a list of adoptable dogs and cats.






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