Seattle Animal Shelter reminding pet owners to protect pets from the heat

The Seattle Animal Shelter is once again reminding pet owners to take proper precaution during the hot weather expected this week. With temperatures forecasted to reach the 90s, pet owners are encouraged to exercise good judgment and use common sense when it comes to protecting their pets from the heat…. [ Keep reading ]

It’s time to vote for Josie Hazen, our nominee for 2017 FUTY Festival Volunteer Award of Excellence

We are excited to announce that Josie Hazen is Seattle Animal Shelter’s 2017 nominee for the FUTY Festival Volunteer Award of Excellence! Josie is a volunteer extraordinaire. She joined our volunteer community in 2004 and since then has helped thousands of cats find their fur-ever homes and thousands of dogs… [ Keep reading ]

Adopt a pet for free this weekend at Seattle Animal Shelter

Shelter overflowing with dogs, cats and critters The Seattle Animal Shelter is bulging at the seams due to a sudden influx of stray, surrendered and case-related animals, which require additional care and attention from shelter staff and volunteers. To help the shelter make space for these incoming pets, adoption fees… [ Keep reading ]

Protect your pets on Independence Day

For many people, Fourth of July is one of the most celebrated days of the year, a time to enjoy backyard barbecues and fireworks lighting up the sky. While fun for people, these holiday festivities create potential hazards for pets. The Seattle Animal Shelter encourages you to make July Fourth… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter’s Furry 5K supports vet care, helps save lives

The Furry 5K is so much more than just a fun run/walk. The Furry 5K supports vet care for animals at the Seattle Animal Shelter that face severe health conditions or have been subject to neglect or abuse. Take Hero, for example. Our humane law enforcement officers picked up Hero, a… [ Keep reading ]

Calling all paws! 18th annual Furry 5K to benefit orphaned pets

Seattle Animal Shelter invites animal lovers to register for the June 11 run at Seward Park Register now for the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 18th annual Furry 5K run/walk happening at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Seward Park. Each year, the fun run attracts thousands of two-legged runners… [ Keep reading ]

You’ve found a baby bird … now what?

It’s happening all around the city. Our feathered friends are busy raising their young, and you may very well encounter a baby bird out of the nest that may — or may not — need a helping hand. But how do you know if you should help? Check out this… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter reminds pet owners of hot car dangers

SAS says protect your pets, especially on 70-degree, sunny days Spring weather has finally appeared for Seattle, which means open windows and more time outdoors. As people start to enjoy time outside with their pets, the Seattle Animal Shelter is reminding pet owners that, even on 70-degree days, it is… [ Keep reading ]

Furry 5K supports medical needs at the Seattle Animal Shelter

Now a regular fixture in Seattle Animal Shelter’s designated clinic room, Dr. Nick Urbanek doesn’t get much downtime. As the new director of shelter medicine, Urbanek provides veterinary evaluation and treatment for the many animals – dogs, cats and critters – that come under the shelter’s care. “There are a… [ Keep reading ]

It’s a guinea pig invasion!

It was guinea pigs galore on Tuesday, when nearly 100 guinea piggies arrived at Seattle Animal Shelter. It started about three years ago with one pair of guinea pigs – a male and female. In time, it became an unimaginable 250 guinea pigs, all in one couple’s  Eastern Oregon home…. [ Keep reading ]