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Animal Shelter Officer Rescues Owl

Owls are known as wise animals so it’s not surprising that one of them landed at Jane Addams Middle School near Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood. But physical education may not be its strongest subject. Thanks to an eagle-eyed person who called the Animal Shelter for help, Animal Control Officer Kevin… [ Keep reading ]

Cold Weather Alert!

Eleven tips to protect your pets from the cold.

Pints for Pups to benefit Shelter

Devin Reynolds and his wife Kelly Knickerbocker have shared their holiday spirit with the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) for the past four years, hosting a donation event – Pints for Pups – generating treats, food, toys, blankets, and money for the dogs in SAS’ care. The couple invites everyone to… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

Six Tips to Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

The Seattle area is expected to reach temperatures up to 100 degrees or more this weekend and pets are especially vulnerable in high heat. To help protect our furry friends, the Seattle Animal Shelter is providing the following tips to keep your pet safe during the heat. 1) Never leave… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]