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Why Not Me? Meet Fluffy Bob!

07/10/2019 by Stacy Painter
July 10th, 2019 by Stacy Painter

fluffy orange cat

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 Medium Hair  

Age/Gender/Size: 10 months old / Neutered Male / Small

Likes: Snuggles and meeting all types of people, dogs and kitties!

Special Considerations: Medical condition – Cerebellar Hypoplasia

We are happy to feature a truly amazing kitty who will steal your heart … meet Fluffy Bob! This lovey-dovey gentleman is currently living in a foster home through the Benton-Franklin Humane Society in Kennewick, WA, and is looking to meet his fur-ever family.

Fluffy Bob was born with a medical condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia. This is a developmental condition in which the cerebellum of the brain fails to develop properly. The cerebellum is the portion of the brain that controls balance, fine motor skills and coordination. Don’t let this deter you – Cerebellar Hypoplasia is not painful or contagious. In Fluffy Bob’s case it affects his ability to get around, as he is unable to support his own weight. He has perfected the art of scooching about, using his tail to help navigate. It is certainly a unique means of transport, which makes Fluffy Bob particularly fond of hardwood and linoleum floors! We should mention that he is also potty trained, but may require a lift to the litter pan to take care of business.

If Fluffy Bob were to describe himself, he would declare himself as a bit of a rascal who simply desires to be toted and cuddled. He loves rolling around on the floor like a super soft feline ball of yarn! Fluffy Bob loves everyone he meets – people, dogs, cats – his foster mom adds that he would make a wonderful therapy kitty! Fluffy Bob’s ideal family will bring as much love and devotion to the table as he will bring to them. Though he may not be able to jump and cavort like your average kitty, his capacity to love the world and all those in it is unsurpassable!

We hope that you are interested in learning more about Fluffy Bob! Be sure to call his humans at 509-374-4235 to learn more about setting up an appointment to meet him. You can also email the Benton-Franklin Humane Society at Fluffy Bob’s adoption fee is $100.

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.