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.

Fabulous Felines cat adoption event at Mud Bay – Uptown

The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a cat adoptathon on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Mud Bay – Uptown, located at 522 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. and features numerous kittens and cats of different breeds. Cats available at this event have been living with foster parents, who are available at the event to share information about the personality and habits of the cats with potential adopters, helping to make a perfect match.

“With our neighborhood adoptathons, we hope to continue to spread the word about the joys and value of adopting shelter pets and saving lives. If you have room in your home and your heart for an orphaned animal, this is a great opportunity to come and see some of the wonderful pets available from our foster-care parents,” said Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director.

Adoption prices range from $45 to $135 (plus applicable license fees) and include:

  • Initial vaccinations
  • Deworming
  • Feline Leukemia testing
  • Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians
  • Spay or neuter
  • Microchip

The Seattle Animal Shelter has a foster-care program to rehabilitate sick and immature dogs and cats. Donations from the city’s “Help the Animals Fund” pay for veterinary care for these animals while they are being fostered.

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

Fabulous Felines cat adoption event at Mud Bay – Capitol Hill

The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a cat adoptathon on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Mud Bay – Capitol Hill, located at 1514 Broadway, Seattle. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. and features numerous kittens and cats of different breeds. Cats available at this event have been living with foster parents, who are available at the event to share information about the personality and habits of the cats with potential adopters, helping to make a perfect match. The shelter’s “Home for the Holidays” promotion is also ongoing, which means many of the cats at Saturday’s adoption event will be available for only $15, plus applicable licensing fees.

“With our monthly neighborhood adoptathons, we hope to continue to spread the word about the joys and value of adopting shelter pets and saving lives. If you have room in your home and your heart for an orphaned animal, this is a great opportunity to come and see some of the wonderful pets available from our foster-care parents,” said Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director.

Adoption prices range from $15 to $135 (plus applicable license fees) and include:

  • Initial vaccinations
  • Deworming
  • Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus testing
  • Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians
  • Spay or neuter
  • Microchip

Cats at least 6 months old qualify for the $15 pricing.

The Seattle Animal Shelter has a foster-care program to rehabilitate sick and immature dogs and cats. Donations from the city’s “Help the Animals Fund” pay for veterinary care for these animals while they are being fostered.

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.

Foster cat orientation at Seattle Animal Shelter Dec. 7

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent for cats and kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter, plan to attend a free orientation session, offered the first Sunday of each month – this month on Dec. 7 – from 1-2:30 p.m. The session will be held in the upper level conference room of the shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W.

Please sign up for the orientation by completing the registration form on our foster cat program website (http://bit.ly/fostercat) no later than 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Once you have signed up, we will email you with a confirmation and orientation packet. Orientation will be cancelled if there are no sign-ups.

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.

“Volunteers have told us this is a perfect project for the whole family and provides an opportunity for children to learn about the joys and responsibilities of having an animal without making a long-term commitment,” said Shelter Director Don Jordan. “The ultimate beneficiaries are the pets who are nurtured by their foster families, and the families who adopt them.”

Jordan said the foster care program is quite simple. You provide food and a temporary home; the Seattle Animal Shelter will provide any necessary veterinary care. The shelter’s “Help the Animals Fund” subsidizes the costs associated with the foster care program including all pre-approved vet care.

If you attend an orientation session you are under no obligation to foster an animal. The orientations are just the first step in the process. Each prospective foster parent is provided with a foster-care manual and a “case manager” who provides advice and answers questions.

For more information or additional directions call 206-386-7387 (PETS) or visit www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

Seattle Animal Shelter presents “Cool City Pets” Saturday, Nov. 15

Have your kids been begging for a pet of their own? If you’re ready to give in, but are still afraid you don’t have the space for a dog or maybe someone in your household is allergic to cats, the Seattle Animal Shelter has the perfect solution: start small.

Come on down to the shelter on Saturday, Nov. 15, for Cool City Pets, an adoption event highlighting small animals looking for their forever homes. From 1-3 p.m., potential adopters can meet the many small animals available for adoption from the shelter, including: rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, mice and more.

Volunteer small-animal specialists will be on hand to help adopters find the right pet for them. They provide information about each animal’s characteristics and needs, demonstrate basic care and handling skills, and answer questions. The Seattle Animal Shelter features Cool City Pets the third Saturday of every month.

All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Animals may be adopted by adults only. Adopters must be prepared to provide proper housing, food, water, toys and other materials necessary for the care and good health of the animal. The adoption fee for small animals ranges from $15-$40.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave. W, about a mile south of the Ballard Bridge. If you would like more information or directions, please call 206-386-7387 (PETS) or visit the shelter’s website at http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

The shelter is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m. for adoptions and for licensing.

The Seattle Animal Shelter reserves the right to approve or deny any animal adoptions and limits the number of small animal adoptions to no more than three per household.