Posts categorized under Seattle Animal Shelter, Author at The Scoop

The Seattle Animal Shelter Welcomes New Director

by Melissa Mixon Animal protection and adoption professionals know that social equity plays a role in their work. For example, adoption requirements may eliminate people from marginalized groups if they require home ownership, a fenced yard, or a high fee. Esteban Rodriguez, the new Director of the Seattle Animal Shelter,… [ Keep reading ]

FACET: The Family and Animal Cruelty Enforcement Team

No one is safe in a violent home, not the people or the pets. There is a strong correlation between animal abuse, domestic violence, and use of weapons. That’s what Assistant City Attorney Victoria VanNocken noticed in her work, and her colleague, domestic violence Victim Advocate Alyssa Shaw, provided the… [ Keep reading ]

An Adoption Story: Happily Ever After

For a guy in a tough profession, Pete Holmes has a tender spot for animals in need. The City Attorney for Seattle has adopted many animals into his own home and has provided legal help to rescue animals facing abuse and neglect. And, while he’s now a staunch adoption advocate,… [ Keep reading ]

Pets Are Not Allowed … But Why?

By Kevin Mack, SAS Animal Control Officer and naturalist. In addition to requiring that dogs and other pets be on leash and under control while in Seattle parks, the city’s municipal code identifies several areas in which pets are simply not allowed. These areas include any public beach, swimming or… [ Keep reading ]

Third-Party Vendor Incident

The City of Seattle has recently learned that a third-party utility billing vendor, Automatic Funds Transfer Services, Inc. (AFTS), which is used by a small number of City departments, was the victim of a ransomware attack. City departments use this vendor for commercial billing, printing and mailing services. Seattle Information… [ Keep reading ]

Cold Weather Alert: 11 Tips to Protect your Pets

By Katie Johnson During this time of year, drops in temperature mean more than cranking up the heat in your home. Follow the Seattle Animal Shelter’s tips for protecting pets from the cold: Bring pets indoors and take them out only when necessary. Even on a sunny day, dogs and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter Seeking a Visionary and Inclusive Leader

The City of Seattle is seeking a strategic and collaborative operations leader for the role of Seattle Animal Shelter Director.  For more information on the position and how to apply click here. Hurry, the position closes February 9, 2021! Full link to job posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2953701/seattle-animal-shelter-director?keywords=seattle%20animal%20shelter&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Returning to Work: Preparing Your Pets

Is being home with our pets all the time really a good thing? By Kimberlee Spicer, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, Fear Free Certified Professional, Seattle Animal Shelter Behaviorist For many of us, today’s new normal includes working from home with our pets cuddling by our sides; sounds great, doesn’t it? But is… [ Keep reading ]

‘Caw’-ling Your Attention: New Parents in the City!

Next time you get dive-bombed by a crow, just remember it comes from a place of love. By Kevin Mack, Animal Control Officer and naturalist. With the arrival of spring, crows have been busy building nests on their breeding territories. Odds are very good that your neighborhood lies within one… [ Keep reading ]