Why Not Me? Meet Slinky!
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.
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age/Gender/Size: 4 years / Spayed Female / Small
Likes: Warm laps and loving nudges
Special Considerations: Will be best in a single-pet home, no small children
Medical Considerations: Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), managed by diet
This week’s #WhyNotMePet is a sweetheart by the name of Slinky. With her shiny black coat and striking green eyes, this little lady is looking for her new fur-ever family. Slinky is available for adoption through Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC), who provides King County, Wash. with sustainable services to protect animals and people.
Slinky has lived in a few homes, all which proved to be a little too chaotic for her gentle nature. Though she likes to take things slow, once she has warmed up, she is an absolute doll, and loves to playfully nudge her people with her cheeks. She can be quite the talker as well, and those close to her note that her little meows are soft and meek, much like her personality.
An adult home without small children will be the best environment for Slinky, to best allow her to come out of her shell and not be overwhelmed as she was in her previous homes. She wishes for nothing more but a warm lap for napping on these rainy Northwest winter days. Slinky had lived with other cats previously and did not get along well. Being housed with some gentle kitties at the shelter has been fruitful, and she has done well with them. If possible, however, a single-pet home will be best.
Slinky’s prior home had noted that she had not been using her litter box regularly. It was later realized that she was stressed out by all of the boisterous activity in the household. The shelter later learned that Slinky has Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), which is easily managed with a prescription diet, lots of hydration and a quiet, stress-free environment.
We hope that you will think about making the jaunt to RASKC in Kent, Wash. to meet this beautiful girl. If you would like to find out more about Slinky and additional pets that are available for adoption, please visit: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/regional-animal-services/adopt-a-pet/adoptable-animals.aspx.
* Please note that Slinky’s adoption fee of $75 has already been paid – a volunteer at the shelter fell in love with Slinky and wanted to help in her happy ending.
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.