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Archive for 'Protecting Your Pets'

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]

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]

$5,000 reward offered for information about cat killing

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 killing of a cat found in south Seattle on Saturday. The cat had been hung on a fence in the [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 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]

$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]

SAS Clinic Offers FREE Spay/Neuter Services Feb. 24-28

To commemorate Feb. 25, 2014, as “World Spay Day,” the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Spay and Neuter Clinic is offering FREE spay/neuter packages to area pets scheduled for surgery Feb. 24-28, 2014. Microchips and vaccinations will also be offered FREE for animals having surgery on those days. Space is limited; to schedule an [More]

Make a New Year’s resolution to protect your pets!

The Seattle Animal Shelter has a suggestion for a New Year’s resolution that’s quick and easy to keep: make sure your pets are licensed and your contact information is up to date. Whether you just adopted a four-legged friend during the holiday season or added them to your family long ago, don’t [More]

Seattle Animal Shelter reminds pet owners to protect pets from cold

Bitter cold weather has arrived and local forecasters are expecting it to last at least into next week. The Seattle Animal Shelter reminds all pet owners that winter weather poses special risks to pets. When temperatures fall, pets need extra care to help keep them comfy, cozy, healthy and safe. In an [More]

Make Thanksgiving a Happy Holiday for Your Pets

While they don’t have to clear the table or do the dishes after the Thanksgiving feast, your pets can be susceptible to some of the same holiday hazards as people, including stress from entertaining guests and overindulging. “Holidays are stressful enough,” said Dr. Mary Ellen Zoulas, Medical Director of the Spay and [More]