October 6, 2022

Pet of the Week: Husky

We’ve got a Husky for our Pet of the Week – a cat named Husky!

This young lynx point domestic shorthair was brought in by a good Samaritan in mid-July. Husky is a simple guy who enjoys food and treats. He is also super affectionate and will beg for attention. However, Husky can get overstimulated fairly quickly, so his new people will need to watch for signs that he needs a break.

Husky is one of our “Rambunctious Red” personality pets, meaning he is a spirited cat with a fun-loving personality. He would do best in a home with a cat-savvy family that will respect his boundaries.

Husky has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or FIV. This infection, which only affects cats, can cause a cat to be susceptible to other diseases. However, not all cats with FIV will become ill, and many live long, happy lives. Cats with FIV can spread the virus to other cats, so they should be kept inside, and be an “only cat” or live with other FIV+ cats. As with any pet, you should talk to your regular veterinarian about proper health care.

Husky is ready for you – are you ready for him? He is neutered, litterbox trained, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. His adoption comes with many benefits, including 30 days of opt-in pet insurance through Trupanion. Since Husky is our Pet of the Week, his adoption fee is reduced, though a pet license fee may apply. Learn about all the benefits of pet licensing at kingcounty.gov/LicenseMyPet.

Our Pet Adoption Center in Kent is open to walk-in visitors weekdays from noon to 5 p.m., and weekends noon to 4 p.m. Visit our website at kingcounty.gov/AdoptAPet to see all of our adoptable pets, and learn more about our adoption processes. If you have questions, reach out to us at pets@kingcounty.gov or call 206-296-7387 (PETS).