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Adopt a cat or critter for free July 18-22

Shelter overflowing with cats and critters

The number of adoptable cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and reptiles coming under the Seattle Animal Shelter’s care this summer has steadily increased, so the shelter is offering a special promotion to find them forever homes. To ensure the shelter has plenty of space to help animals in need, through this weekend adoption fees are waived on all adoptable cats and critters such as rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles and birds. This offer is made possible through a grant from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

With this special offer, from July 18-22, adopters pay only the cost of a pet license, if applicable. Regular adoption fees are available online at Seattle residents adopting an animal will be required to purchase a pet license, which ranges from $24-$48.

The discount applies to cats and critters in the shelter and in foster care. For animals in foster care, any application received during the period will receive the discounted price, even if the actual adoption happens later. The adoption package includes:

  • Initial vaccinations.
  • Spay or neuter (for cats and rabbits).
  • Microchip with registration.
  • Feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency testing (cats only).
  • Certificate for a free health exam at local veterinarians.
  • $20 coupon for Mud Bay.
  • 30-day pet insurance policy from PetHealth.

“This time of year, our adult cats and critters often get overlooked. It’s the perfect time to meet a variety of cats and critters to choose your perfect new family member,” said Ann Graves, Seattle Animal Shelter executive director. “This timely grant from the foundation allows us to find loving families for our adoptable cats and critters so that our staff can focus on the continuing needs of new animals coming to the shelter.”

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday for adoptions. For more information, call 206-386-PETS (7387) or visit