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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 ]

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

Join us for Virtual Creeptacular 2020: October 25-31

Hello and Happy Hauntings to my fellow beasties out there! The chill in the air, the fall of the leaves and the rise of the pumpkin patches are all signs that my favorite time of the year is upon us.  Halloween is creeping around the corner, which means that another… [ Keep reading ]

Update on the Seizure of 220 Animals from West Seattle Home

The following is an update as of 10/16/20 on the animal cruelty investigation currently being conducted by the Seattle Animal Shelter. Media inquiries can be sent to Melissa Mixon at melissa.mixon@seattle.gov. If you suspect an animal is being harmed, please contact the Seattle Animal Shelter at 206-386-7387. More than 220 animals… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Meet and greet furry, scaly and feathered critters at Seattle Animal Shelter’s annual Creeptacular!

Creeptacular returns to the Seattle Animal Shelter on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 1-5 pm! For the third year in a row, the shelter dons spooky decorations and invites the public to meet and greet furry, scaly and feathered critters. Visitors to this free, kid- and adult-friendly experience can pet… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation Furevermore Annual Fundraising Gala

The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation is hosting the ninth annual Furevermore Fundraising Gala on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at The National Nordic Museum in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Join us for a night in honor and celebration of making dreams come true for Seattle’s shelter animals. It’s a fundraiser,… [ Keep reading ]