December 12, 2010 at the Seattle Animal Shelter
SEATTLE – The Seattle Animal Shelter announced today “Santa Claws” will be at the shelter on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, from noon to 4 p.m., to pose for holiday photos with local pets and their owners as part of the shelter’s annual fund-raiser. With a $25 donation to the shelter’s “Help The Animals Fund,” each pet owner will receive a print photo and access to a digital photo.
“Many of the orphaned animals arriving at the shelter are sick, injured, malnourished or abused,” says Seattle Animal Shelter Executive Director Don Jordan. “Seattle’s Help the Animals Fund gives these animals a second chance by paying for veterinary care through our Foster Care Program. This event is the perfect way to help Seattle’s orphaned animals during the holiday season and receive a holiday keepsake of your pet.”
Photos will be taken in the shelter’s upper floor conference room off of 15th Avenue West. The shelter is located at 2061 – 15th Ave. W., approximately one mile south of the Ballard Bridge. Pets and their owners should enter the building on the 15th Avenue side. All dogs should be on leashes and cats and other furry critters should be in carriers.
This holiday season, animal lovers can also consider giving the gift of friendship to family and friends in the form of a gift certificate to help subsidize the adoption of a four-legged companion.
“There are so many good reasons to give gift certificates toward the adoption of a shelter animal,” Jordan says. “You give orphaned animals a second chance in life and the recipients of the certificate can take their time choosing their special pet from an amazing variety of dogs, cats and critters, from mixed breeds to purebreds. Finally, by adopting from a shelter, you directly help reduce the suffering caused by the country’s tremendous pet overpopulation problem.”
Adopting an animal from the Seattle Animal Shelter saves that animal’s life and reduces unnecessary euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. It is also a tremendous value. Adoption fees range from $152 to $157, and covers:
· Initial vaccinations
· Free health exam at a local veterinarian’s office
· Spay or neuter surgery
· Seattle pet license
To purchase a gift certificate, make a donation, talk with an adoption counselor or preview animals for adoption, please visit the Seattle Animal Shelter. The Shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for licensing and adoptions. 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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