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Shelter Staff Show Up Every Day for the Most Vulnerable

You’ve heard about police officers, firefighters, medical professionals, and grocery workers who served diligently and responsibly on the front lines during the pandemic. But there is another group that never missed a beat over the past 20 months: the staff of the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS).

While many of us worked from home, the veterinary staff, animal protection officers, animal caretakers, and customer service representatives of SAS continued to work on site and in the field to ensure the health and safety of homeless pets, as well as our community.

The week of November 7 is Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, and we recognize the occasion by thanking the staff of SAS who show up every day to care for the dogs, cats, and critters who need help.

“The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation appreciates all of the hard work of the Animal Shelter staff as they help protect and care for homeless pets every day,” said Foundation Development Director Leah Traxel. “As we raise funds for equipment and programs, we hope to make their jobs easier and help all pets find their forever homes. Thanks to the staff for their commitment and caring.”

Here are five easy ways to show you care this week and throughout the year:

  1. Adopt a Best Friend. Find out if you have what it takes to provide a safe and loving home and learn more about adopting.
  2. Keep on Giving. Volunteers are needed for dog walking, cleaning equipment, and fostering animals. Donating is as simple as writing a check and dropping it in the mail or picking up an item on the shelter’s wish list. Find out more from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.
  3. Report Injured or Abused Animals in Seattle by Calling (206) 386-7387. SAS not only takes in homeless animals, but the Shelter also rescues injured, abused or neglected critters. Assist them by helping injured animals in your neighborhood and letting them know if you suspect animal cruelty.
  4. Do Your Part. Spaying or neutering your pet is one of the most important things you can do to reduce the number of homeless pets in your community.
  5. Two Simple Words. Since animals can’t speak, it’s up to us to let shelter workers know just how much their commitment to animals is appreciated. Send a letter, card or e-mail to the staff at SAS and say thank you:

Seattle Animal Shelter
2061 15th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119