Kittens return as City Hall becomes “Kitty Hall” for the day

On Friday, July 10, kittens will once again descend on City Hall when Mayor Ed Murray renames it “Kitty Hall” for the day, to promote awareness of the Seattle Animal Shelter and encourage shelter cat adoptions.

WHAT: Seattle Animal Shelter’s interactive kitten tent

WHEN: Friday, July 10, noon–1 p.m.

WHERE: Kitty Hall Plaza at Fourth Avenue and Cherry Street.

The public is invited into the enclosed tent to play and cuddle with the kittens available for adoption. While no adoptions will be performed on site, this is a great way to meet a potential pet.

The Kitty Hall event highlights the Seattle Animal Shelter’s foster care program and promotes shelter cat adoptions. The shelter currently has more than 100 cats and kittens available for adoption, both at the shelter and in foster homes. The kittens at Friday’s event are all currently under the care of foster parents.

“When you adopt a shelter cat, you are saving a life,” said Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan. “And don’t forget, cats are wonderful, easy pets. They are independent and great entertainers – and they keep themselves clean.”

The Seattle Animal Shelter relies on volunteers to provide temporary foster care in their homes to rehabilitate and nurture sick, injured and immature cats and kittens or to just give adoptable cats a break from the shelter environment. Visit the shelter’s website at www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/volunteer/foster-care for more information about the foster care program.

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. For more information, call 206-386-7387 (PETS), or view animals available for adoption online at www.seattleanimalshelter.org. Adoptable pets are also featured on “Pet of the Week” on the Seattle Channel at http://www.seattlechannel.org/CityStream/Pets.