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Kittens to Take Over “Kitty Hall” for Citywide Adoption Event Dec. 13

SEATTLE, WA – The cutest and cuddliest event of the year will happen Tuesday, Dec. 13, with the return of “Kitty Hall,” a beloved citywide adoption event where adoptable kittens and cats take over Seattle City Hall for the day. Hosted by the City’s Seattle Animal Shelter, the event invites… [ Keep reading ]

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Cold Weather Alert!

Eleven tips to protect your pets from the cold.

SASF Annual Gala to Benefit Foster Program. Get Tickets Now!

The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation is inviting all animal lovers to the 2022 Furevermore Auction and Gala. This amazing event is back in person at the National Nordic Museum in Ballard on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at 6: 30 p.m. Join us for a night in which we make dreams… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteer, Foster Programs Keep Shelter Thriving

For more than 25 years, volunteers have dramatically improved the lives of pets at the Seattle Animal Shelter. In 1997 volunteers began to work in tandem with Shelter staff, completing tasks that fall outside of staff responsibilities. Volunteers make it easier for staff to focus on their core jobs while… [ Keep reading ]

Baby possums survive despite loss of mother

When urban life collides with wildlife it’s typically the animal that loses. In a recent case, a mother possum had been hit by a car and died, but those nearby knew to check her pouch. Their quick thinking saved eight baby possums, known as joeys, nestled safely inside. They brought… [ Keep reading ]

Protect your pets from high temperatures

The next summer heat wave is coming to the Seattle area as temperatures are forecast to reach more than 90 degrees. Protect your pets from the effects of high heat. The Seattle Animal Shelter provides the following tips to keep your pet safe when temperatures climb. 1) Never leave your… [ Keep reading ]

Take a closer look at that pigeon

That pigeon in your neighborhood may not be your typical bird. Seattle Animal Control Officer Kevin Mack reports several “banded” pigeons found in the city recently. “We’ve received at least two banded racing pigeons in the last couple weeks,” said Mack. “And I’ve had at least three sightings of banded… [ Keep reading ]

Building a shelter: 1972-1982

As we celebrate the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 50th anniversary this year we’re sharing a few stories from its history. In April 1972 the City Council voted to create a Division of Animal Control with a $214,000 annual budget and $92,356 appropriated from the City’s emergency fund. The Council also approved… [ Keep reading ]

Doors and hearts open for adoptions

50% off adoption fees through July 10! People lined up for their chance to adopt the perfect pet at the Seattle Animal Shelter’s open house on June 25. More than 20 animals found new homes that day: 12 kittens, four adult cats (including a bonded pair), three dogs, and one… [ Keep reading ]

Adoption Fees Reduced by 50% for Seattle Animal Shelter’s 50th Anniversary

Help match 50 pets with adopters and receive 50% off adoption fees to celebrate the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 50th anniversary. The shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave W. in Seattle, is hosting an open house on Saturday, June 25, 1-5 p.m., and offering 50% off adoption fees through July 10…. [ Keep reading ]