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Animal Shelter celebrates 50th anniversary

50% off adoption fees extended through July 10! Fifty years ago the City of Seattle began operating its own animal shelter. Animal welfare was a hot topic at that time and Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman (1969-1977) received more than his fair share of letters about it. In 1972 he vetoed… [ Keep reading ]

Doors and hearts open for adoptions

50% off adoption fees through July 10! People lined up for their chance to adopt the perfect pet at the Seattle Animal Shelter’s open house on June 25. More than 20 animals found new homes that day: 12 kittens, four adult cats (including a bonded pair), three dogs, and one… [ Keep reading ]

Help your pet beat the heat

The first heat wave of 2022 hit the Seattle area as temperatures reached over 90 degrees, and pets are especially vulnerable in high heat. To help protect our furry friends, the Seattle Animal Shelter is providing the following tips to keep your pet safe when temperatures climb. 1) Never leave… [ Keep reading ]

Adoption Fees Reduced by 50% for Seattle Animal Shelter’s 50th Anniversary

Help match 50 pets with adopters and receive 50% off adoption fees to celebrate the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 50th anniversary. The shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave W. in Seattle, is hosting an open house on Saturday, June 25, 1-5 p.m., and offering 50% off adoption fees through July 10…. [ Keep reading ]

Dog walkers needed; apply today!

Summer has finally arrived and it’s time to get outside to enjoy it. Our dogs waiting for adoption at the Shelter would love to join you for a walk. Dog walkers are needed every day, weekends and holidays included, for two-hour scheduled shifts at least one day per week. Each… [ Keep reading ]

Runners, walkers, and rollers enjoy Furry 5K

Pups and their people showed up on June 12 for the annual Furry 5K, a key fundraiser hosted by the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation. The event was held in person at Seward Park in Seattle for the first time since 2019 and raised more than $100,000 to provide a safety… [ Keep reading ]

Outdoor cats should stay close to home

Most lost cats are found very close to home. They have a higher likelihood of being reunited with their family if they have a safe place to stay in the neighborhood where they were found for just a short period of time instead of being brought right to the shelter…. [ Keep reading ]

Officer responds to free stuck muskrat

Animal Control Officer Kevin Mack found himself “unsticking” a stuck muskrat recently. A caring neighbor called about an animal trapped in a fence not far from the Animal Shelter. Mack asked them to send a photo and was surprised to see that it was a muskrat. There is no real… [ Keep reading ]

Step up to adopt or foster

Today, on National Rescue Dog Day, we highlight some of the precious pups who could be your new best friend. Currently the Shelter has nearly 40 dogs available for adoption. Fosters are also needed to give the pups a break from the shelter environment and help them learn how to… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on the Eastlake Dog Attack

Media questions can be directed to Melissa Mixon at melissa.mixon@seattle.gov On Friday, May 5, 2022 the Seattle Animal Shelter responded to reports of a dog attack on Eastlake after two dogs reportedly escaped from a nearby vehicle. The victim sustained severe injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The… [ Keep reading ]