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Whiskers in Wonderland: Adoption Event for Senior & Special Needs Cats

To find senior and special needs cats homes for the holidays, The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County will be holding its third annual Whiskers in Wonderland adoption event at Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery in Puyallup on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10.


Starting at 9:00 am at 6211 Pioneer Way E, attendees can meet their new best furry friend. We will have plenty of golden girls and gents, and all volunteers and staff will be dressed in their winter best, adding to the festive feel. Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday.


You can also learn what is new at The Humane Society! Community Outreach Manager Megan Kennelly will be onsite both days with information aplenty on Humane Society programs.


Whiskers in Wonderland is Community Cats Manager Patty Rusnak’s way of helping showcase those cats who are shy and timid in a shelter environment. These “cats may hide under their blanket or just spend time in the back of the cage. Don’t let this behavior discourage you from adopting them, as they are just telling you:  ‘Hello, I would like to meet you, but I am feeling timid.’”


Rusnak continued: “Our senior and shy felines will be wonderful companion animals once they get to know you. Give a ‘diamond in the rough’ cat the gift of a loving and patient home, and you will be rewarded with a grateful and loving companion.”


We are Social Animals!

Featured Pet Zelda (#501126) is a quirky princess who loves a good chin rub and gentle pats! The spunky two-year-old warms up shortly after meeting you.

After a slow introduction, Zelda is good around other cats. She isn't terribly fond of dogs unless they are very low-key. She would be best in a home with a couple, individual, or a family with older children.

Shortly after Zelda was born, it was found that she has a reoccurring urinary tract infection that requires monitoring, a special diet, and medication. Zelda needs someone who will love her unconditionally and provide the attention and consistency of implementing her current routine.

Meet this delightful girl at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital! For more information, visit metvetpets.com.
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We're simply smitten with seven-year-old Stella, who dedicated her birthday to the Humane Society! She brought in quite the haul of toys, treats, and other pet food (including some chow for our rabbits!). Thank you for thinking of our animals, Stella! Your efforts are deeply a"paw"ciated 🐶🐱🐰 ... See MoreSee Less

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Animals have been placed from January 1 to April 1, 2017


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners from January 1 to April 1, 2017.

Our current live release rate is 93.27% as of April 2017.

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