Seattle City Hall to become “Kitty Hall” once again

A kitten surveys his domain while Mayor Murray looks on at last year’s Kitty Hall event.

They’re baaack. Kittens are returning to City Hall, or Kitty Hall, as we like to call it. On Thursday, Aug. 25, Mayor Murray will once again rename Seattle City Hall as “Kitty Hall” for the day, to promote awareness of the Seattle Animal Shelter and encourage shelter cat adoptions and pet licensing.

Our Kitty Hall event will see the return of the much loved kitten tent, where folks can cuddle and play with a handful of kittens. This year, we’ll also be bringing adult cats – and the cats and some of the kittens will be available for on-site adoptions. This will be a great opportunity for you to soak in the cuteness AND add a furry friend to your family.

Thursday, Aug. 25
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Seattle Kitty Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle

Of course, this event also highlights the wonderful, lifesaving work performed by Seattle Animal Shelter staff and volunteers. We’re hoping to raise funds at Kitty Hall to support that work by asking attendees to vote for their favorite “City Kitty” with a donation to the Seattle Animal Shelter.

And there’s more – Kitty Hall is a great opportunity to learn more about the shelter and, if you’re a Seattle resident, pick up a pet license for your cat or dog. There will also be a kitty photo booth – because, well, everyone loves cute cat pictures, and now you can be in them.

This is the third year that Mayor Murray and the Seattle Animal Shelter are bringing Kitty Hall to the Seattle community, and it’s turned into an event that folks look forward to all year. It’s been so popular that at least four other animal welfare organizations in the United States have “copycatted” Seattle and created their own Kitty Hall events! See photos of last year’s Kitty Hall event here:

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Kitty Hall!