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Seattle Animal Shelter hours changing

Seattle Animal Shelter is fortunate to have tremendous support from our community for the lifesaving work we do every day. As the only open-admission animal shelter in the city of Seattle, many of the animals who come to us are sick, injured, neglected and in need of medical care and training while we work to prepare them for adoption into new, forever homes. Thanks to the Help the Animals Fund and grants from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation, we are able to do much more for these animals today than ever before.

Much of the work done by our animal care team takes place away from the front counter as they clean, feed, exercise and provide for the medical and behavioral needs and health of all the animals in our care. Working with our wonderful volunteers and foster parents, this dedicated team is working hard to provide care for the animals while also providing excellent customer service to our community and customers.

To continue to provide a high level of customer service and best care for our animals, we are making some changes to our public hours. Effective Nov. 15, we will be open from 1-6 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday. For owners who are claiming lost pets, we also will be open from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Also effective Nov. 15, our phone hours will shift to 9 a.m.-6 p.m., seven days a week.

As we care for the animals who come to us with so many needs, there are many ways you can help us save one life at a time.

  • #TagToSaveLives. Remember to purchase a pet license for your dogs, cats, miniature goats and potbellied pigs, and spread the word about licensing. Pet license purchases directly support the lifesaving work we are doing every day.
  • Adopt, don’t shop. When considering adding a furry, scaly or feathered companion to your family, adopt one of our amazing animals! In addition to dogs and cats, we have rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles and many other critters who are in need of new homes.
  • Become a foster parent. We are always in need of lifesaving volunteers who are able to care for animals in their homes while they are on the road to recovery and waiting to be adopted.
  • Donate. Your tax-deductible donations to the Help the Animals Fund and Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation enable us to help the animals most in need of love, compassion, care. You will help give them another chance at life.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave. W. For more information, call 206-386-PETS (7387) or visit