The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a pet licensing and vaccination clinic from 3-6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, beginning Aug. 22. Bring your cat or dog to the shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle, and receive a free rabies vaccination with the purchase or renewal of the pet’s license. This “Protect Your Pet” event is in partnership with Good Neighbor Vet, which will be providing the vaccinations in its mobile unit in the shelter’s south parking lot.
Seattle is a very pet-friendly city, yet despite the benefits of licensing, many pets remain unlicensed. The Seattle Animal Shelter relies on pet licensing information to help return lost animals to their families. Pet license fees also directly support the lifesaving work of the shelter, which boasts a 93 percent gold standard save rate, houses a low-cost spay and neuter clinic and enforces animal welfare laws throughout the city.
“With this promotion, we hope to draw attention to the importance of protecting our cats and dogs with regular health care and current identification,” said Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director.
Cats and dogs are required to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies under Seattle Municipal Code 9.25.050 and Washington Administrative Code 246-100-197. One- to two-year pet license fees range from $20 to $37 for spayed and neutered pets and $30 to $69 for unaltered pets.
The Protect Your Pet promotion will offer services on a first-come, first-served basis. All dogs must be leashed, and all cats must be in carriers. Previous vaccination records are not required, but you are encouraged to bring them, if available. Additional vaccinations and microchips will be available for an added fee.