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Team goes above, beyond, and below ground to rescue wayward feline

Rafa the cat had been missing since the previous night, but his owners could hear him crying from inside a storm drainage pipe in a ravine behind their house. They called everyone they could to help rescue their beloved pet. Animal Control Officer Mary Ellen Wood received a call from… [ Keep reading ]

Canine companions featured in local history

From the four-legged helpers of the Coast Salish people to 1960’s media icon Lassie, dogs have played significant roles in our history. Find out more from historian and author Knute Berger. https://crosscut.com/video/mossbacks-northwest/lassie-lewis-and-clarks-pooch-famous-dogs-northwest

Pups in Parks: Know the Rules

Groundhog predicts six more wintery weeks, not an early spring

The annual celebration of solitary rodent weather forecasting happened on Feb. 2 as the Groundhog Day tradition continued. Unfortunately the groundhog saw its shadow meaning six more weeks of winter. If it hadn’t seen its shadow then it would have predicted an early spring. Known by many names About the… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]