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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

Resolve to give for the animals

New Year gifts of money and time The spirit of the late comedian Betty White lives on through the generous contributions to the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) in honor of what would have been her 100th birthday. The Betty White Challenge encouraged people to donate to their local animal shelters… [ Keep reading ]

Groundhog predicts six more wintery weeks, not an early spring

The annual celebration of solitary rodent weather forecasting happened on Feb. 2 as the Groundhog Day tradition continued. Unfortunately the groundhog saw its shadow meaning six more weeks of winter. If it hadn’t seen its shadow then it would have predicted an early spring. Known by many names About the… [ Keep reading ]

Answer your cat’s questions

Cats have questions and they want answers. In honor of Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day on January 22 we’ve collected some of the most common feline inquiries and provided the answers for when your kitty asks. Why do I have to eat diet pet food? Keeping you at a healthy… [ Keep reading ]

Animal Shelter Officer Rescues Owl

Owls are known as wise animals so it’s not surprising that one of them landed at Jane Addams Middle School near Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood. But physical education may not be its strongest subject. Thanks to an eagle-eyed person who called the Animal Shelter for help, Animal Control Officer Kevin… [ Keep reading ]

Adopt an older pet: New Year brings fresh start for senior cat

The New Year is a time for renewal – a time of resolutions and fresh starts no matter what your age. The same is true for older pets looking for a new home. They hope to find their people and start anew in 2022. When a pet is considered to… [ Keep reading ]

Pints for Pups to benefit Shelter

Devin Reynolds and his wife Kelly Knickerbocker have shared their holiday spirit with the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) for the past four years, hosting a donation event – Pints for Pups – generating treats, food, toys, blankets, and money for the dogs in SAS’ care. The couple invites everyone to… [ Keep reading ]