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Seattle Animal Shelter continues special cat adoption offer

SEATTLE — The Seattle Animal Shelter continues its special offer for adopting cats/kittens and will host two cat adoptathons this month. The special offer: “two for (almost) the price of one” ends on Sept. 30. The adoptathons are slated for two Saturdays in September: Sept. 12 at the Southwest Community Center, 2601 S.W. Thistle, and Sept. 26 at Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E. Hours are noon to 3 p.m.

“We still have a lot of kittens who need loving homes. On Aug. 30 we held a special Sunday adoptathon and within the first hour, 30 out of 39 available kitties were adopted and went home with their new families. This was a great response and our goal is to find loving homes for all of the cats and kittens we have at the shelter and in foster care. With this special offer, we are also promoting companionship – by adopting two, you ensure your new kitties have a playmate and companion,” says Don Jordan, shelter director.

Until Sept. 30, if you adopt two cats or kittens, all fees will be waived for the second cat, except for licensing. A two-year cat license in Seattle costs $22. With the special offer, you can adopt two cats or kittens for a maximum of $129.  Normally, the maximum cost of adopting two cats would be $214.

The adoption price for a cat ranges from $102 to $107 and includes:

·         Initial vaccinations

·         Deworming

·         Feline Leukemia testing

·         Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians

·         Spay or neuter

·         Microchip (About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is injected under the cat’s skin, providing an identification number associated with that animal. Animal shelters can then “scan” a lost animal and retrieve its records from the microchip.)

·         Two-year Seattle Pet License (if applicable)

The Seattle Animal Shelter is open every day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for licensing, and noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions. It is located at 2061 – 15th Ave. W. The phone number is (206)386-PETS(7387). Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at


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