first_img“Big and Beautiful” cats, or those that tip the scale at more than 14 pounds, can be adopted now at a discounted price. 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 and hours:360-693-4746 or Humane Society for Southwest Washington.This election season, there’s a different kind of fat cat dominating attention at the local animal shelter.These cats aren’t necessarily fat, shelter staff say, just “Big and Beautiful.”There are lots of them at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and the heftier cats are looking for a home and a good weight-loss coach. The shelter’s counselors say the supersized cats get a bad rap next to their kitten counterparts, but, really, what’s not to love?“Heavier cats are often not the type of cats people want to adopt,” said Erin Griffin, the humane society’s spokeswoman. “We want to encourage people to give them a second look.”In response to an influx of shelter cats, big and small, the humane society has launched the “Big and Beautiful” promotion this month, offering the overweight cats at discounted prices. For cats tipping the scale over 14 pounds, the humane society will discount adoption fees by $1 for every pound of their weight.That means adopting a 21-pound tabby, like 6-year-old Halbert, would bring the adoption price to $29, down from $50 for a cat his age.Many of the plus-size felines are prominently on display in cat colonies facing the shelter’s lobby. They are distinguished by a sign on their kennel that reads “Big and Beautiful.” Halbert is the humane society’s largest.last_img read more