The Seattle Animal Shelter hosts a pet licensing and vaccination clinic from 3-6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. 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. These monthly “Protect Your Pet” events are held in partnership with Good Neighbor Vet, which provides the vaccinations in its mobile unit.
Beginning with the Feb. 27 Protect Your Pet event, the mobile clinic will be temporarily relocated from the shelter’s main parking lot to a spot adjacent to the canine corral, on the west side of the shelter building. The Seattle Animal Shelter recently began construction activities for its cat and critter rooms remodel project, and the shelter’s main parking lot is temporarily unavailable. Customer parking has also been redirected to the gravel parking lot across West Armory Way. These impacts are expected through summer 2015.
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 our monthly clinics, 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 events 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.