SEATTLE – Because of the continuing economic downturn, the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Adoption Center will close one day a week, beginning Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. The center is currently open seven days a week for adoptions and licensing. In addition, with the impending closure of the King County Animal Shelter, the Seattle shelter will limit acceptance of surrendered animals from outside of Seattle depending on capacity, and accept stray animals from Seattle residents only.
“Pets are an important part of many households, including mine. By closing for adoptions and licensing one day a week, we can help ease our budget problems and still continue to provide excellent care and service to Seattle pets and pet owners,” said Mayor Greg Nickels.
The shelter’s adoption center will maintain its current hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for licensing and noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions, Tuesday through Sunday. Other shelter services will remain intact, including care for animals in the shelter and field enforcement. The Spay and Neuter Clinic will maintain its current hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“As we tighten our belts, we remain focused on our mission to ‘save one life at a time.’ We appreciate the public’s support and cooperation as we make every effort to maintain the level of excellence we’re accustomed to from our dedicated employees and volunteers,” said Shelter Director Don Jordan.
To talk with an adoption counselor or to preview animals available for adoption, visit the Seattle Animal Shelter at 2061 – 15th Ave. W., approximately one mile south of the Ballard Bridge. You may also view, online, other companion animals available for adoption at www.seattleanimalshelter.org
For more information, call 386-PETS (7387).
– 30 –