Recovering cats now available for adoption at Seattle Animal Shelter
SEATTLE – On Feb. 28, Seattle Animal Shelter Enforcement Officer James Jackson responded to a call for assistance from the Seattle Fire Department. Responding to a fire in a parked camper, firefighters found two cats in the berth of the camper. Officer Jackson rushed the scared and burned cats to emergency veterinary care, where they were treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
After three days of treatment, the two female cats were moved to Seattle’s shelter to begin their slow recovery. “Satin” faced the most challenges. Her nose, whiskers, ears and feet were all burned making it painful to move. She would eat only when in the comforting presence of her buddy “Shadow.”
“We respond to a range of cases every day, and the quick actions by Officer Jackson and the Seattle Fire Department unquestionably saved Satin’s and Shadow’s lives. We are also lucky that we have foster parents and donors who stepped in to support their continuing care,” said Shelter Director Don Jordan.
Unfortunately, Shadow’s and Satin’s owner died from his injuries. With the cats on the road to recovery, they are now available for adoption.
“We are hoping to find a new home for Satin and Shadow together. They need a safe place to fully recuperate and thrive. Short of adopting them, if you would like to help Shadow and Satin, please consider donating to the ‘Help the Animals Fund’ to help pay for their continuing needs as they heal,” added Jordan.
The shelter is open for adoptions, Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information about the Seattle Animal Shelter, call (206)386-PETS (7387), visit the shelter’s Web site at www.seattleanimalshelter.org or visit the shelter at 2061 – 15th Ave. W., one mile south of the Ballard Bridge.