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Fat cats are going fast

first_imgThey may not be as spry or lean as kittens, but these cats got some supersized love over the weekend at the local animal shelter. Four of the 12 fat cats at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington found homes between Friday and Sunday. The adoptions followed The Columbian’s front-page story Saturday detailing the Humane Society’s “Big and Beautiful” promotion, which offers overweight cats through September at discounted prices.o The Humane Society for Southwest Washington has a sliding-fee scale for cat adoptions, ranging from $80 for kittens younger than 6 months old; $50 for adult cats 6 months through 6 years old; and $25 for senior cats older than 7.o Fees include sterilization, initial veterinary care and microchipping. The shelter is at 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave.o Information: 360-693-4746 or the organization’s website.And if you had your eye on any of the kitties featured in the article, you’re out of luck. Halbert, a 21-pound blue tabby, and Manta Ray, a 19-pound white cat, both were among the cats that went home to new families.Halbert, coincidentally, was adopted by a Ridgefield resident Friday afternoon — before the story appeared. The owner was surprised to find her new pet was a celebrity, said Erin Griffin, spokeswoman for the Humane Society. “She said people were calling and saying, ‘Your fat kitty was on the front page of The Columbian,’ ” Griffin said.Griffin said she heard from the new owner that Halbert is acclimating to his new home just fine; one of the first things he did was plop down on the couch to relax.last_img read more