SEATTLE – The Seattle Animal Shelter encourages the public to observe this week — “Be Kind to Animals Week” — by paying special attention to their own pets, and other companion animals in the community. The Shelter joins with animal welfare agencies across the nation in observing the American Humane Association’s 94th annual “Be Kind to Animals Week,” May 3 to 9.
“Seattle is an animal loving city and we set aside this week each year to recognize the many people whose love of animals leads them to actively work to improve the lives of animals everywhere,” says Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan. “This week we had a small fire at the Shelter and not surprisingly, Seattleites came through with donations for the animals and other offers of help. We appreciate this kind of generosity this week, and all year round.”
In honor of this week, the Seattle Animal Shelter encourages all families to spend more time appreciating their companion animals and offers suggestions for ways to show kindness to the animals that don’t live in their homes:
• Encourage family and friends to spay or neuter their pets
• Create a unique space for wildlife
• Report animal abuse or neglect
• Volunteer at your local animal shelter
• Speak out on the importance of respecting animals.
“Be Kind to Animals Week” is promoted nationally by the American Humane Association. Founded in 1877, the American Humane Association is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Visit www.americanhumane.org to learn more.
The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 – 15th Ave. W., approximately one mile south of the Ballard Bridge. The shelter is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for licensing, and from noon to
6 p.m. for adoptions. You may also view adoptable companion animals at www.seattleanimalshelter.org. For more information, call 386-PETS (7387).
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