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Why Not Me? Oscar Has Been ADOPTED!

08/28/2019 by Katie Virdell
August 28th, 2019 by Katie Virdell

adoptable black cat oscar

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 Shorthair

Age/Gender/Size: 10 years/Male (neutered)/Small

Likes: Snuggles and striking up conversation!

Special Considerations: No dogs or small children

Medical Needs: Diabetic – receives insulin injections regularly

Healthy Paws is happy to feature this week’s #WhynotMEpet, courtesy of Pawsitive Alliance. We would like you to meet Oscar, a super sweet, furry gentleman who is hoping to soon find his fur-ever home! Oscar is soon going to be staying with a foster family, through the Benton-Franklin Humane Society located in Kennewick, WA.

Oscar is approaching his golden years, but gazing into his crystal green eyes, one would never know that he is 10 years of age. All about chest and neck scratches, Oscar will alert you with meows and affectionate headbutts as to when he is ready for some pets. He also loves to engage in meowningful conversations with his humans, and is always up for a good chat!

The purrfect home for Oscar will be quiet, calm and full of affection. He will need to be adopted by a family that does not have dogs or small children. Respectful older kids are welcome to share their lives and love with Oscar, however. As Oscar is a diabetic kitty, his family will need to be comfortable with giving regular injections, as he receives insulin on a regular basis. Giving insulin to a kitty is not at all scary, and fortunately much easier than it sounds!

Oscar is a gentle and cuddly bloke who will bring to his new family a love like no other. We would love for you to meet him – we know that you will adore him! To find out more about Oscar and other pets in need, please email the Benton-Franklin Humane Society at, or visit for additional information, including an adoption questionnaire. You can check out Oscar’s profile at as well! Oscar is already neutered, and please note that an adoption fee may apply.

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.