Mayor Murray renames City Hall to ‘Kitty Hall’ for the day to highlight Animal Shelter foster program

Mayor Murray renamed City Hall to Kitty Hall today to highlights the Seattle Animal Shelter’s foster care program and to promote shelter cat adoptions. The shelter currently has more than 200 cats and kittens available for adoption, both at the shelter and in foster homes. The kittens that took Kitty Hall by storm today are all currently under the care of foster parents.

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at The animal shelter’s next Adopt A Cat event will be held this Saturday, July 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association at 6532 Phinney Ave N.

The kittens requested plenty of treats and paw sanitizer in their contract.

“Oh hi. I’m Cat Mayor now.”

“I hereby proclaim that you put me down.” (photo courtesy Kitty Council staffer Dan Nolte)

“I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”

Council staffer Dan Nolte and Mayor’s office press secretary Megan Coppersmith get some “real work” done while draped in cats.

KOMO-TV comes to all the right assignments.

The Mayor thanks Animal Shelter volunteers for their daily dedication to the welfare of our shelter animals.

Mayor Murray and Councilmember Sally Clark get on the cats’ level.