Why Not Me? Meet Bunny!
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.
Age/Gender/Size: 2 years / Female / Small
Likes: Playing fetch, head scritches and “helping out” in the kitchen
Special Considerations: No little kids, dogs or other kitties
We promise that with this week’s adoption spotlight, we aren’t switching species on you.
Meet Bunny: She is one of those kitties who hasn’t yet decided if she wants to be a dog or a cat. We know for sure however that she is not a bunny, despite the little bunny hop to her step and adorable little Manx bunny tail.
Bunny is available for adoption at Seattle Area Feline Rescue (SAFE), where she has resided since July. SAFE is a no-kill, non-profit rescue, located in Shoreline, Wash. They operate with the assistance of community volunteerism and foster families, who are dedicated to finding kitties in need of the loving homes they deserve.
Bunny is a master at fetch and enjoys playing tag with her humans. Like a dog, she will do anything for a treat, and will willingly follow you around the house in the hunt for a goodie. Bunny’s favorite hang-out is the kitchen, where she enjoys commenting on the cook’s performance as well as providing company at the table. Where Bunny acts more like her own species is when it comes time to snuggle. She is known for shoving books off her humans’ lap when SHE decides it’s time for some attention and pets.
No doubt about it, Bunny has a big personality that is quirky and endearing. She would rather not share the spotlight with others however, so she will need to be in a home without other pets. Bunny can at times be nervous, but it is managed well with the medication fluoxetine. A lot of energy from youngsters, however, would no doubt cause her some jitters, so she will need to be in a home without kids.
If you enjoy the company of a socially-minded kitty and aren’t swayed by some critiques in the kitchen, then Bunny is the girl for you.
Please contact SAFE by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view an adorable video of bunny here: https://youtu.be/VXMDemz_h58. A $125 adoption fee applies to bring Bunny home, and like all felines from SAFE she will go home spayed and given her first vaccines and flea treatment, as well as qualify for a free check-up at qualifying clinics.
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.