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Runners, walkers, and rollers enjoy Furry 5K

Pups and their people showed up on June 12 for the annual Furry 5K, a key fundraiser hosted by the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation. The event was held in person at Seward Park in Seattle for the first time since 2019 and raised more than $100,000 to provide a safety… [ Keep reading ]

Outdoor cats should stay close to home

Most lost cats are found very close to home. They have a higher likelihood of being reunited with their family if they have a safe place to stay in the neighborhood where they were found for just a short period of time instead of being brought right to the shelter…. [ Keep reading ]

Officer responds to free stuck muskrat

Animal Control Officer Kevin Mack found himself “unsticking” a stuck muskrat recently. A caring neighbor called about an animal trapped in a fence not far from the Animal Shelter. Mack asked them to send a photo and was surprised to see that it was a muskrat. There is no real… [ Keep reading ]

Step up to adopt or foster

Today, on National Rescue Dog Day, we highlight some of the precious pups who could be your new best friend. Currently the Shelter has nearly 40 dogs available for adoption. Fosters are also needed to give the pups a break from the shelter environment and help them learn how to… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on the Eastlake Dog Attack

Media questions can be directed to Melissa Mixon at melissa.mixon@seattle.gov UPDATE: Aug. 11, 2022 Following an exhaustive investigation—which included witness interviews, review of surveillance footage, and an assessment of the victim’s injuries—the Seattle Animal Shelter has determined that two dogs involved in an unprovoked attack on Eastlake meet the City’s… [ Keep reading ]

Misdirected mallards freed from storm drain by resourceful officer

Seattle Animal Control Officer Caryn Cantu has read the book “Make Way for Ducklings,” but on a recent workday she lived a version of the story about ducks making their way around a busy city. Cantu responded to a report of ducklings trapped in a storm drain at Volunteer Park…. [ Keep reading ]

Barn owl rescued from tree-top entanglement

Animal Control Officer Mary Ellen Wood responded to Gasworks Park on April 18 to assist a barn owl that was tangled in kite string 30-40 feet up a very tall tree. An arborist working for Seattle Parks and Recreation called the Seattle Animal Shelter for help. Luckily he had a… [ Keep reading ]

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