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 ]

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 ]

Rescued Animals Looking for Forever Homes

The Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) is calling on the community to help find forever homes for animals who were rescued in two seizure cases. Up to 370 animals, including cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, that were rescued from two homes are now up for adoption at the shelter. “We have… [ 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 ]

Pets Are Not Allowed … But Why?

By Kevin Mack, SAS Animal Control Officer and naturalist. In addition to requiring that dogs and other pets be on leash and under control while in Seattle parks, the city’s municipal code identifies several areas in which pets are simply not allowed. These areas include any public beach, swimming or… [ 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

Final day of Virtual Creeptacular 2020!

Happy Halloween my tricksters and trolls! It looks like you lucky lot have survived to the final day of our weeklong virtual Creeptacular Event at the Seattle Animal Shelter.  Let’s talk about what you have encountered and witnessed throughout this scaringly delightful event. Firstly, we pulled videos right out… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]