Turn on the TV to find a furry friend

Turn on the TV to find a furry friend

The Humane Society for Seattle/King County in Bellevue will launch a new pet-adoption feature on cable television Monday and sponsor a low-cost spay-and-neuter day Tuesday.

The pet-adoption service, a partnership with Comcast Digital Cable, will air on the company’s ON DEMAND service. Comcast is already allianced with animal nonprofits in Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. Comcast will air dozens of video profiles of cats, dogs and other pets ready for adoption from the Humane Society, which is currently operating at full capacity. The videos show pets with staff members, who also talk about each pet’s personality and describe its ideal adoptive home.

The profiles can be accessed by going to the “Get Local” section of the ON DEMAND menu; an option titled “Pet Adoption” should be available Monday.

Those who don’t have ON DEMAND can view the pet profiles online at http://www.selectondemand.com/ through the Pet Adoption link.

Adoption can cost anywhere between $20 and $100, depending on the animal. All dogs, cats and rabbits from the Seattle Humane Society are spayed and neutered; dogs and cats are implanted with microchips so they can be traced if they are lost.

For Feline Fix day, low-income cat owners can make appointments to have their felines spayed and neutered, which will cost $15 for males and $25 for females; free microchip implantation and registration is also available for all cats undergoing surgery. Appointments can be made by calling 425-641-0080.

In order to qualify for surgery Tuesday, cats must be at least 4 months old. FVRCP vaccinations, which protect cats from common viruses, are available for $10.

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