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Baby possums survive despite loss of mother

When urban life collides with wildlife it’s typically the animal that loses. In a recent case, a mother possum had been hit by a car and died, but those nearby knew to check her pouch. Their quick thinking saved eight baby possums, known as joeys, nestled safely inside. They brought… [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

‘Caw’-ling Your Attention: New Parents in the City!

Next time you get dive-bombed by a crow, just remember it comes from a place of love. By Kevin Mack, Animal Control Officer and naturalist. With the arrival of spring, crows have been busy building nests on their breeding territories. Odds are very good that your neighborhood lies within one… [ Keep reading ]

Dogs and salmon don’t mix

Spawning salmon are a Northwest treasure but pose a real risk to dogs Spawning salmon have returned to creeks in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the best viewing locations in Seattle is Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park. Through the end of the year, this creek, and many others in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter conducting emphasis patrols on saltwater beaches

Spring is blossoming and hatching in Seattle, and now is a particularly important time to ensure that immature wildlife have their best opportunity to flourish in the Northwest. Because of this, the Seattle Animal Shelter will be conducting emphasis patrols on all saltwater beaches in the city. Dogs are not… [ Keep reading ]