This week’s featured pet is an excellent example of a a cat who would make a wonderful companion after recently having some bad luck. Blackie’s elderly owner could no longer care for him so he was surrendered to the shelter.
Blackie is only six years old and a big lover! He loves attention, and just can’t get enough of it. If you pick him up and put him over your shoulder like a baby, he will snuggle into your neck for a cuddle, purring the whole time. He has lived with other cats so if you are looking for a companion for your cat, Blackie would be an excellent choice.
The Seattle Animal Shelter is currently full of adorable cats looking for homes. If you have room in your heart and your home for a pet, please consider adopting an adult cats instead of kitten. It’s a myth that adult cats end up in shelters because they are a problem. The vast majority of cats at the shelter are not there because of behavioral issues but because their owners passed away, were deployed, were forced by ecomonic circumstances to move into housing that doesn’t allow pets, or simply were not up to the commitment of pet ownership. In other words, these cats end up at the shelter through no fault of their own!
Unlike a kitten, an adult cat like Blackie is unlikely to climb your drapes or keep you awake all night running around the house. Cats that are kept safely indoors can live to age 20 and beyond, so a six year old cat still has lots of happy years ahead.
Blackie has been waiting at the shelter since April 26 for someone to take him home. Nine weeks is a long time to spend in a small cage! Please head down to the shelter and meet Blackie – you won’t be disappointed! Visit the shelter’s website at www.seattleanimalshelter.org to see Blackie and other animals available for adoption.