March 4, 2021

Pet of the Week: Marlee

Sweet, shy Marlee is our Pet of the Week!

She was brought in by her previous owner in February because they were moving into a new apartment that did not allow pets. Marlee lived in a home with dogs and cats, and never had issues getting along with them. Her previous owner described her as shy, so she’s one of our “Bashful Blue” personality pets. Marlee would likely blossom faster in a calm household with no other animals.

Marlee is not your typical lap cat – sometimes she likes to hide, but usually she likes to sit next to her human on the couch. And if you give her neck scratches, Marlee will give you purrs!

This beautiful girl has a couple of medical conditions to be aware of. Marlee has a history of feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). This condition is caused by a combination of stress, diet, and water intake. FLUTD can be managed through prescription diets, drinking plenty of water, and reducing stress in the household. Marlee occasionally does not use her litter box due to this condition. She also has a small growth on her nose, but it has not changed in her time at the Pet Adoption Center so our vet staff is currently not concerned about it. However, it is something that Marlee’s new human will need to keep an eye on.

Marlee has also tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Cats with FIV can still live long, fulfilling lives, but extra care may be required. She should live indoors only, and perhaps as an only cat or with other FIV+ cats. Our staff would be happy to discuss Marlee’s care needs when you come to visit.

Marlee is spayed, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. Her adoption comes with a free visit to the veterinarian of your choice and 30 days of opt-in pet insurance through Trupanion. Since she is our Pet of the Week, her adoption fee has been waived!  However, please note that a pet license is a requirement and therefore a fee may be applied.

You can find out more about Marlee and her other friends on our website at kingcounty.gov/AdoptAPet. Adoptions by Appointment continue, so make a reservation on the website. If you have questions, contact RASKC at 206-296-7387 (PETS) or email pets@kingcounty.gov.