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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 ]

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 ]