Seattle Animal Shelter offering $5 adoptions

For a limited time, the Seattle Animal Shelter is offering adult cat and critter adoptions for only $5, plus applicable license fees. This special promotion is available from June 21-29.

The shelter is overflowing with 200 cats and critters waiting to find homes, and Shelter staff is hoping this promotion will encourage potential pet owners to adopt. Available critters include rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, birds, turtles, snakes and more. Both in-shelter and foster animals quality for the special pricing.

“At the shelter and in our foster care programs we have incredible animals in need of a forever home,” said Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director. “We hope this special price encourages folks to consider adopting shelter pets. If you have room in your home and your heart, this is a great opportunity to save a life.”

With regular adoption prices ranging from $15 to $145 (plus applicable license fees), this promotion offers up to $140 in savings. The adoption fee includes:

  • Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians
  • Initial vaccinations (cats only)
  • Spay or neuter (cats and rabbits)
  • Microchip (cats and rabbits)
  • Deworming (cats only)
  • Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency virus testing (cats only)
  • Two cans of food (cats only)

A two-year license fee for an adult cat is $27. Critter adoptions do not require licensing.

This promotion is made possible with funding from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. It is located at 2061 15th Ave. W. The phone number is 206-386-7387 (PETS). Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at

Pounce, a shelter cat available for adoption

Stardust, a chinchilla available for adoption

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