SEATTLE — As part of its ongoing outreach efforts to find loving, permanent homes for foster animals, the Seattle Animal Shelter hosts a cat and dog adoptathon on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Interbay Urban Center, located at 1819 15th Ave. W., just south of the Seattle Animal Shelter. The adoptathon will be in the space next to Peet’s Coffee and Tea. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features numerous cats and dogs from both the Seattle Animal Shelter and Seattle Humane Society’s Max Mobile.
“This year we are adding some new locations throughout Seattle for our monthly neighborhood adoptathons. Our new neighbor, Interbay Urban Center, has graciously offered some space to help animals find homes just in time for Valentine’s Day. We hope to continue to spread the word about the joys and value of adopting shelter pets and saving lives. If you have room in your home and your heart for an orphaned animal, this is a great opportunity to come and see some of the wonderful pets available from our foster-care parents,” says Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director.
Adoption prices range from $67 to $157 for cats, from $82 to $237 for dogs, and include:
• Initial vaccinations
• Feline Leukemia testing (for cats)
• Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians
• Spay or neuter
• Seattle Pet License (if applicable)
The Seattle Animal Shelter has a foster-care program to rehabilitate sick and immature dogs and cats. Donations from the city’s “Help the Animals Fund” pay for the foster program and veterinary care for these animals while they are being fostered.
The Seattle Animal Shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. 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