SEATTLE — The Seattle Animal Shelter yesterday suffered damages from a fire contained in a commercial clothes dryer in the food preparation area. No animals or personnel were injured. Small critters housed in a room near the dryer were evacuated to a local veterinary clinic and will be placed in foster care. All other animals remain on the premises.
“We’re fortunate that there were no injuries. We did, however, lose our commercial dryer and all of the supplies in the laundry room and would greatly appreciate donations of blankets, towels and cat and dog toys,” said Shelter Director Don Jordan.
The shelter will be closed for adoptions and licensing today, while the shelter is being cleaned. People retrieving their pets or dropping off donations may come to the shelter between noon and 6 p.m. Just use the phone at the front door. Shelter telephones and administrative offices are all open for business. Also, enforcement officers will be out in the field on their usual patrols.
The Seattle Animal Shelter’s usual hours are every day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for licensing, and noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions. It is located at 2061 – 15th Ave. W. The phone number is (206)386-PETS(7387). Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org.
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