Why Not Me? Meet Little Girl!
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 LITTLE GIRL!
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age/Gender/Size: 9 years / Spayed Female / Small
Likes: Nibbling on toys, chin scratches & snuggles
Special Considerations: Mellow dogs, calm kids & other kitties are okay!
Healthy Paws is happy to feature this week’s #WhynotMEpet, courtesy of Pawsitive Alliance. We would love to introduce you to Little Girl, who is available for adoption through Seattle Humane, a 501(c)3 organization located in Bellevue, Wash.
Little Girl is a petite kitty with full white whiskers that strike a beautiful contrast against her shiny black fur. The tufts of white hair in the tips of her ears are pretty adorable, too! A shy but very sweet 9-year-old lady, it may take Little Girl some time to become accustomed to her new surroundings. However, that is something that lots of love, patience and chin scratches can easily remedy!
According to Little Girl’s prior foster family, her prized possession is her “napple”, which is a catnip pineapple that she loves to nibble on, as well as rest her head on as her pillow. Other favorite toys are those with fun ribbons and feathers that she loves to stalk and bat at. Little Girl is known to chirp like a spirited bird and sport “happy drools” when she sees her favorite people, and will plunk her little body beside you for pets, brushing and snuggles.
Little Girl is no stranger to sharing a home with other kitties and dogs, and does great around both. Canines of the calmer persuasion are preferred, however. In terms of her human family, all ages are welcome – younger, respectful kids included. If you want to check out what the family dynamic will be with Little Girl first, Seattle Humane has a Foster-to-Adopt Program that you and your family can partake in.
A little wary of the shelter setting, Little Girl spends her time in her kitty cubby, so odds are that you will find her lounging about in there when you visit. Like all pets that are adopted through Seattle Humane, Little Girl will go home spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. You will also receive a certificate for a complimentary veterinary examination at the time of adoption. To find out more about Little Girl, including any adoption fees, please contact the adoption team at Seattle Humane by visiting their website at https://www.seattlehumane.org/adoption/. Seattle Humane is open 7 days a week for adoptions – won’t you visit today?
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.