April 7, 2022

Pet of the Week: Mammoth

This big guy is our Pet of the Week – meet Mammoth!

This three-year-old male domestic shorthair cat was brought in by a good Samaritan in mid-March. Although Mammoth most likely lived outside, he is ready to retire that lifestyle and find a nice warm home to cozy up into for the rest of his life.

Mammoth really loves affection and food, but can become overstimulated. His adopters will need to look for signs that he might need a break. Since he is a spirited cat with a fun-loving personality, Mammoth is one of our “Rambunctious Red” personality pets. He may be sensitive to handling, so Mammoth would do best in a cat-savvy home with people who know when to give him some space.

You should also know that Mammoth is FIV positive. FIV is a virus that can suppress immunity and make cats more susceptible to infectious diseases. FIV+ cats can spread the virus to other cats, so they should be kept indoors and should either be the only cat in a home or be housed with other FIV+ cats. Additional health care may be needed, so please consult with your regular veterinarian for information and a management plan. With proper care, FIV+ cats can live long, happy lives. Our team members will be happy to chat about Mammoth’s health care needs when you visit.

Mammoth is ready for you – are you ready for him? He is neutered, litterbox trained, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. His adoption comes with a free visit to the veterinarian of your choice and 30 days of opt-in pet insurance through Trupanion. Since Mammoth is our Pet of the Week, his adoption fee has been reduced, though a pet license fee may still apply. Learn about the benefits of pet licensing at kingcounty.gov/LicenseMyPet.

RASKC continues to do adoptions by appointment, so make your reservation to see Mammoth at kingcounty.gov/AdoptAPet. For more information, contact RASKC at 206-296-7387 (PETS) or email pets@kingcounty.gov.