SEATTLE – Because of the continuing economic downturn, the Seattle Animal Shelter’s adoption center and pet licensing office will close one additional day a week, and be open for business Wednesday through Sunday each week, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. The adoption center and pet licensing office are currently closed on Mondays and will now be closed on Tuesdays as well. Business hours are noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing.
In addition, the Seattle Animal Shelter will continue to limit acceptance of surrendered animals from outside of Seattle on a case-by-case basis, and will accept stray animals from Seattle residents only.
“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.
Other shelter services will remain intact, including daily 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.
To talk with an adoption counselor, preview animals available for adoption or purchase a pet license, 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).
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