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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 ]

Dog walkers needed; apply today!

Summer has finally arrived and it’s time to get outside to enjoy it. Our dogs waiting for adoption at the Shelter would love to join you for a walk. Dog walkers are needed every day, weekends and holidays included, for two-hour scheduled shifts at least one day per week. Each… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Animal Shelter celebrates 50th anniversary

50% off adoption fees extended through July 10! Fifty years ago the City of Seattle began operating its own animal shelter. Animal welfare was a hot topic at that time and Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman (1969-1977) received more than his fair share of letters about it. In 1972 he vetoed… [ 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 ]

Animal protector is new Seattle “batwoman”

The Seattle Animal Shelter recently received a call from a good Samaritan who was at Matthews Beach in northeast Seattle with her family when they saw a bat struggling on the lawn by the beach. She safely confined the bat using a nearby trash can lid and Animal Control Officer Christopher… [ Keep reading ]