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Why Not Me? Elvis Has Been ADOPTED!

09/18/2019 by Katie Virdell
September 18th, 2019 by Katie Virdell

Breed: Domestic Short Hair  

Age/Gender/Size: 10 years / Spayed Female / Large

Likes: Sunbathing, being Queen of the Castle

Special Considerations: Does well with other cats, dogs unknown

This week’s featured #WhynotMEpet is a spry gal by the name of Elvis, courtesy of Pawsitive Alliance. Elvis likes to be referred to as the “Queen of Rock and Roll”, thank you very much, and is eager to greet her fans at the Auburn Valley Humane Society in Auburn, Wash.

Elvis is a beautiful muted calico kitty, with bright green eyes and dainty white paws. She arrived at the humane society in July, and really knows how to command the stage when it comes to coaxing love and attention from her admirers. Elvis’ stage of choice is a kitty tree or window sill that captures the sunshine. She loves to lay out in the sun!

Like the King himself, Elvis does enjoy the occasional snack. We aren’t sure about her proclivity towards peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches, but kitty treats sure go a long way with Elvis. Her fan club reports that she does very well with other cats, as long as they are mindful of her space.

If you are a fan of snuggly nuzzles, then we suggest that you head to the Auburn Valley Humane Society to meet this fine girl. Though she may not be a crooner, this shelter superstar will steal your heart with head butts and cold nose kisses. Please visit Elvis today!

For more information about Elvis and other available star personalities, please reach out to the Auburn Valley Humane Society via email at or visit Elvis’ adoption fee is $25, and like all pets adopted through the Auburn Valley Humane Society, she will go home spayed, fully vaccinated 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.