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.

Kittens return to Seattle’s “Kitty Hall”

It was all smiles and purrs today as kittens descended on City Hall, renamed “Kitty Hall” in a proclamation by Mayor Ed Murray, highlighting the benefits of cat ownership and encouraging the public to consider cat adoption from the Seattle Animal Shelter. The public was invited to Kitty Hall to play with and cuddle kittens in an enclosed tent, and encouraged to attend the shelter’s cat adoptathon event tomorrow, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Montlake Community Center, located at 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle.

Like at last year’s Kitty Hall, the line to enter the tent was long, but eager kitten cuddlers were in good spirits while they waited for their turn to play with a handful of the 11 kittens at today’s event. Following the plaza event, the kittens napped, relaxed and played on Kitty Hall’s seventh floor, where they were then visited by Mayor Murray. Photos of the event are available at http://bit.ly/KittyHall2015Photos.

The kittens that were on hand at Kitty Hall are all currently under the care of foster parents. The shelter currently has about 150 cats and kittens available for adoption, both at the shelter and in foster homes. Anyone interested in adopting a cat or meeting available cats is encouraged to attend the Fabulous Felines event tomorrow.

“Our monthly neighborhood adoptathon is a wonderful way to meet your potential new pet. Foster parents will be able to tell you about the cat’s personality and habits and help you find a perfect match,” said Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan. “If you have room in your home and your heart for an orphaned animal, this is a great opportunity to save a life.”

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.

Kitty Hall attendees Manpal Kaur (left) and Esther Yune (center) stopped by the Seattle Animal Shelter kitten tent to interact with some of the shelter’s adoptable felines. “Frankie” presides over Kitty Hall activities while awaiting a visit from Mayor Murray (right).

Mayor Murray and First Gentleman Michael Shiosaki receive a visit from “Mario” at Seattle’s Kitty Hall event (left). Not even Mayor Murray could resist the kittens’ playfulness at Kitty Hall (center). Former councilmember Sally Clark visited Kitty Hall today and its very own cat in the hat (right).

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 Phinney Neighborhood Association

The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a cat adoptathon on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, located at 6532 Phinney 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 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 $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, 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.