SEATTLE — As part of its ongoing outreach efforts to find suitable permanent homes for foster animals, the Seattle Animal Shelter hosts a cat adoptathon on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave. N.E. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. and features numerous cats of different breeds.
“With our monthly neighborhood adoptathons, we hope to continue to spread the word about the joys and value of adopting shelter pets and saving lives. If you have room in your home and your heart for an orphaned animal, this is a great opportunity to come and see some of the wonderful pets available from our foster-care parents,” says Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director.
Because the shelter is nearly full, all adult cats (6 months or older) are free with the purchase of a license, if applicable. Adoption fees for kittens are “two for the price of one” (plus licenses, if applicable), a savings of $135 for two female kittens. Regular adoption fees are available online at: http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/adoption-fees.htm. License fees are required for Seattle residents and are $27 per cat.
The adoption package includes:
• Initial vaccinations
• Feline Leukemia testing
• Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians
• Spay or neuter
To ensure that every adoptable animal finds a home, the Seattle Animal Shelter has a foster-care program to rehabilitate sick and immature dogs and cats. Donations from the city’s “Help the Animals Fund” pay for veterinary care for these animals while they are being fostered.
The Seattle Animal Shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. 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 http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org