Foster Cat Orientation at Seattle Animal Shelter May 4

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 May 4 – from 2-3:30 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 emailing sasfostercatsorientation@gmail.com no later than 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3. Once you have signed up, you will receive an orientation packet to bring with you. 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 go to www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

Foster Cat Orientation at Seattle Animal Shelter May 4

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 May 4 – from 2-3:30 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 emailing sasfostercatsorientation@gmail.com no later than 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3. Once you have signed up, you will receive an orientation packet to bring with you. 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 go to www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

Bunny Party on April 19

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On April 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Ugly Baby and La Ru (located in the historic Pike Place Market at 1430 Western Ave.) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Bunny Party! Every year after Easter animal shelters are inundated with unwanted bunnies — Bunny Party! educates people about rabbits while raising funds for the Seattle Animal Shelter.

Event Includes:
– Market-wide Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10 a.m.
– Meet real bunnies from noon-4 p.m., with a $1 suggested donation
– Giveaway bags at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
– Sidewalk chalking along Western Avenue all day
– Bunny related craft projectsDonations will be collected at Ugly Baby and La Ru. All donations, as well as 10 percent of Ugly Baby and La Ru’s sales will go directly to the Seattle Animal Shelter to help the bunnies.

Bunny Party! is a fundraiser for the Seattle Animal Shelter to support the Shelter’s work with rabbits who are abandoned or surrendered after Easter. Last year’s Bunny Party! collected over $450 in donations for the Help the Animals Fund and recruited a new foster parent for the critter foster program. Shelter volunteers will be bringing adoptable rabbits to meet the public noon-4 p.m. at Bunny Party! but we will not be processing any adoptions at the event.

Seattle Animal Shelter presents “Cool City Pets” Saturday, April 19

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, April 19, 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 Wednesday 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.

Seattle Animal Shelter collecting donations for victims of landslide in Oso

The Seattle Animal Shelter announced today that it is seeking donations of new dog and cat supplies to assist the victims of the recent landslide in Oso, Washington. All donations received through Sunday, April 6, will be delivered to local authorities in coordination with the Everett Animal Shelter.

“This is just a small way for residents in the Puget Sound region to help out our neighbors to the north,” says Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan. “By providing a local drop off point here in Seattle, we hope to make it easier for people in Seattle and King County to donate, as well as making it easier for responders by reducing the amount of unnecessary traffic to the disaster area near Oso.”

The shelter is collecting dog and cat supplies to assist pet owners who have been displaced and may be taking up temporary residence with family, friends or in hotels. Please donate only new and unused items. Local authorities have indicated the most needed items include:

  • New medium and large animal crates
  • New collars and leashes
  • New dog and cat beds
  • New potty pads
  • New dog and cat toys

The Seattle Animal Shelter is accepting donations through Sunday, April 6. Once collected, the shelter will coordinate with the local authorities in Snohomish County and make arrangements to get these donations to pet owners in need.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave. W., approximately one mile south of the Ballard Bridge. The shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., but donations may be dropped off at any time in the designated donations area outside the entrance to the shelter.