Winemarker Charles Smith donates $10K to the Seattle Animal Shelter

On Thursday, June 16, Mayor Ed Murray joined Washington winemaker Charles Smith and chef Matt Fortner of Tom Douglas Restaurants to present a $10,000 donation to Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan, to benefit the shelter’s “Help the Animals Fund.”

The donation was a result of the first-ever Charles Smith Wines Jet City meatball competition, which took place earlier this year. Six top Seattle chefs competed for a $5,000 donation to be made to the charity of their choice, and winning chef Matt Fortner selected the Seattle Animal Shelter. At the check presentation, Charles announced he would match the donation, bringing the total to $10,000.

“On behalf of the city of Seattle, I’d like to thank Charles Smith for his generous donation and Chef Fortner for selecting our animal shelter to receive these funds,” said Mayor Murray. “Seattle is full of animal lovers like Chef Fortner, and this donation is a much appreciated example of a unique and creative way to support animals.”

“I don’t usually use pets and wine in the same sentence, but my wines and the Seattle Animal Shelter are both about building community, so this donation makes sense,” said Smith. “I’m happy to be presenting the check today alongside chef Fortner.”

“The Help the Animals Fund pays for veterinary care for shelter animals, supports our foster and volunteer programs and promotes educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals,” said Jordan. “We are incredibly appreciative of Charles Smith’s generosity and Chef Fortner’s support of the Seattle Animal Shelter.”

See event photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/132312103@N02/albums/72157669351616871.

Seattle Animal Shelter and Lynnwood Honda invite you to “Fall in Love with a Pre-Owned Pet”

The Seattle Animal Shelter and Lynnwood Honda invite you to a free weekend barbecue and to “Fall in Love with a Pre-owned Pet,” this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lynnwood Honda, 22020 Highway 99, Edmonds. Come by for the barbecue, meet some of Seattle Animal Shelter’s adoptable dogs, cats and critters, and learn about shelter programs, including fostering pets in your home and how to obtain a pet license or low-cost spay/neuter surgery.

The animals at Saturday’s event will be available for on-site adoptions, for a special $15 fee.

“The Seattle Animal Shelter has incredible animals in need of forever homes,” said Don Jordan, shelter director. “I hope this special price encourages folks to consider adopting one of the animals we’ll feature on Saturday. This is a great opportunity to save a life and add immeasurable joy to your family.”

With regular adoption prices ranging from $15 to $145 (plus applicable license fees), this promotion offers up to $130 in savings. The adoption fee includes:

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

For Seattle residents, a two-year pet license must be purchased with each adoption. The license fee is $27 for cats and $37 for dogs. Critter adoptions do not require licensing.

In a partnership with the Seattle Animal Shelter, from now through the end of the year Lynnwood Honda will be making a donation to the shelter for every new car test drive.

“Lynnwood Honda has been a generous contributor to the Seattle Animal Shelter,” Jordan said. “We look forward to joining Lynnwood Honda’s staff and customers this weekend for what is sure to be a fun event. We appreciate this opportunity that we hope will result in finding loving homes for our animals.”

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.

16th annual Furry 5K Fun Run and Walk set for June 14; Still time to register for Seattle Animal Shelter’s event at Seward Park

There is still time to register for the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 16th annual Furry 5K run/walk, taking place on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Seward Park. Each year, the fun run attracts thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by hundreds of four-legged runners. All proceeds directly support the shelter’s “Help the Animals Fund.” To register or for more information, visit www.Furry5K.com.

“The Furry 5K has been a wonderful event for Seattle Animal Shelter’s orphaned animals,” said Shelter Director Don Jordan. “Because of the generous Furry 5K participants, we have been able to provide veterinary care to thousands of orphaned animals and have been able to guarantee that all adoptable animals will find loving new homes.”

Shelter staff anticipates that this year’s Furry 5K will draw more than 3,000 people and 1,500 furry canines. The race will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by Pet-a-Palooza, a partnership with CBS Radio to feature entertainment, festive music, awards and an interactive vendor area. Admission to Pet-a-Palooza is free. The Furry 5K is one of the few races in the Puget Sound area that encourages participants to run or walk with their dogs.

The “Help the Animals Fund” was created in 1977 to pay for life-saving veterinary care for sick, injured and abused animals at the shelter. As the shelter’s veterinary needs grew, volunteers started the Furry 5K in 1999 to raise money for the fund and to raise awareness about responsible pet ownership. Last year the fund covered about $100,000 in veterinary bills.

The Seattle Animal Shelter cares for approximately 4,000 stray and owner-surrendered animals each year. Many of these animals arrive sick and injured from living on the streets; others are seized from abusive or neglectful owners.

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.

15th annual Furry 5K Fun Run and Walk set for June 8

There is still time to register for the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 15th annual Furry 5K run/walk, taking place on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Seward Park. Each year, the fun run attracts thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by hundreds of four-legged runners. All proceeds directly support the shelter’s “Help the Animals Fund.” To register or for more information, visit www.Furry5K.com.

“The Furry 5K has been a wonderful event for Seattle Animal Shelter’s orphaned animals,” said Shelter Director Don Jordan. “Because of the generous Furry 5K participants, we have been able to provide veterinary care to thousands of orphaned animals and have been able to guarantee that all adoptable animals will find loving new homes.”

Shelter staff anticipates that this year’s Furry 5K will draw more than 3,000 people and 1,500 furry canines. The race will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by Pet-a-Palooza, a partnership with CBS Radio to feature entertainment, festive music, awards and an interactive vendor area. Admission to Pet-a-Palooza is free. The Furry 5K is one of the few races in the Puget Sound area that encourages participants to run or walk with their dogs.

The “Help the Animals Fund” was created in 1977 to pay for life-saving veterinary care for sick, injured and abused animals at the shelter. As the shelter’s veterinary needs grew, volunteers started the Furry 5K in 1999 to raise money for the fund and to raise awareness about responsible pet ownership. Last year the fund covered nearly $150,000 in veterinary bills.

The Seattle Animal Shelter cares for approximately 4,000 stray and owner-surrendered animals each year. Many of these animals arrive sick and injured from living on the streets; others are seized from abusive or neglectful owners.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave. W., about a mile south of the Ballard Bridge. It is open for adoptions and licensing from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday. For more information, call 206-386-7387 or visit the website at www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

Calling all paws! Furry 5K run/walk to benefit orphaned pets

Preregister now for the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 15th annual Furry 5K run/walk happening on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Seward Park. Each year, the fun run attracts thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by hundreds of four-legged runners. All proceeds directly support the Shelter’s “Help the Animals Fund.” To preregister or for more information, go to www.Furry5K.com.

The “Help the Animals Fund” was created in 1977 to pay for life-saving veterinary care for sick, injured and abused animals at the Shelter. As the Shelter’s veterinary needs grew, volunteers started the Furry 5K in 1999 to raise money for the fund and to raise awareness about responsible pet ownership. Last year, the fund covered nearly $150,000 in veterinary bills.

“The Furry 5K has been a wonderful event for the orphaned animals of the Seattle Animal Shelter. Because of the generous Furry 5K participants, we have been able to provide veterinary care to thousands of orphaned animals and have been able to guarantee that all adoptable animals will find loving new homes,” said Shelter Director Don Jordan.

Shelter staff anticipates that this year’s Furry 5K will draw more than 3,000 people and 1,500 furry canines. The race will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by Pet-a-Palooza, a partnership with CBS Radio to feature entertainment, festive music, awards and an interactive vendor area. Admission to Pet-a-Palooza is free! The Furry 5K is one of the few races in the Puget Sound area that encourages participants to run or walk with their dogs.

The Seattle Animal Shelter cares for approximately 4,000 animals each year. Many of these animals arrive sick and injured from living on the streets; others are seized from abusive or neglectful owners.

The Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave. W., about a mile south of the Ballard Bridge. It is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. For more information call (206) 386-7387, or visit the Web site at www.seattleanimalshelter.org.