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Seattle Animal Shelter urges pet owners to keep pets safe during hot weather

Summer weather can mean outdoor fun and family trips, but for pets it could also bring about safety hazards unbeknownst to pet parents. With temperatures forecasted to reach the 90s this weekend and continuing into next week, the Seattle Animal Shelter reminds pet owners to exercise good judgment and use common sense [More]

Animal Shelter now accepting volunteer applications

The Seattle Animal Shelter’s in-shelter volunteer program is now recruiting volunteers. All volunteers are asked to make a six-month commitment and be able to volunteer eight hours per month. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. The Shelter needs volunteers for a variety of important tasks, including: dog walking, 9-lives, [More]

15th annual Furry 5K Fun Run and Walk set for June 8

There is still time to register for the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 15th annual Furry 5K run/walk, taking place on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Seward Park. Each year, the fun run attracts thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by hundreds of four-legged runners. All proceeds directly support the shelter’s “Help the Animals Fund.” [More]

May 18-24 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

The Seattle Animal Shelter urges every family to recognize National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 18-24, 2014. Approximately 70 million dogs live in U.S. households. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 4.5 million people – nearly 2 percent of the U.S. population – are bitten by dogs each year. More than 60 [More]

Calling all paws! Furry 5K run/walk to benefit orphaned pets

Preregister now for the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 15th annual Furry 5K run/walk happening on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Seward Park. Each year, the fun run attracts thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by hundreds of four-legged runners. All proceeds directly support the Shelter’s “Help the Animals Fund.” To preregister or for more [More]

Seattle Animal Shelter urges pet owners to keep pets safe during hot weather

Cool, fresh air and a cold drink. It’s what we all seek out when temperatures start creeping up. But it’s especially important for our furry and feathered companions, who handle heat differently than us humans. With temperatures forecasted to reach the 80s today and tomorrow, the Seattle Animal Shelter reminds pet owners [More]

Seattle Animal Shelter collecting donations for victims of landslide in Oso

The Seattle Animal Shelter announced today that it is seeking donations of new dog and cat supplies to assist the victims of the recent landslide in Oso, Washington. All donations received through Sunday, April 6, will be delivered to local authorities in coordination with the Everett Animal Shelter. “This is just a [More]

Seattle Animal Shelter offers free collars and leashes with pet license purchases or renewals during April

With more pets accidentally escaping from homes and yards as people begin to open doors and windows to let in the fresh springtime air, the Seattle Animal Shelter is taking this timely opportunity to remind Seattle pet owners that the best insurance policy to finding and returning your pet is a Seattle [More]

Mayor Murray, Councilmember Godden “Cut the Leash” on Seattle Animal Shelter’s Dog Kennel Renovation

Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Jean Godden joined Seattle Animal Shelter staff, volunteers and donors today to “cut the leash” on a major renovation of the shelter’s dog kennel area, which will offer a less-stressful environment for lost, abandoned and abused dogs. The nonprofit Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation and private donors to [More]

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information about Neglected Dog Found in West Seattle

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the neglect and abuse of a dog found in West Seattle last week. The dog showed clear signs of neglect and [More]