If you’re an animal lover, this is the time of year when you can’t help but think about the countless unwanted, abused or special-needs dogs, cats and critters in our community who deserve loving forever homes and companions. How can you give these animals the gift of a brighter future? By supporting the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF).

Meet Jax

The story of Jax, pictured at left, is just one demonstration of how this support makes a difference. Jax, an older Chihuahua‐Dachshund mix, had been neglected and abandoned, and suffered from a swollen, septic eye. Thanks to generous donors and the dedicated efforts of the Seattle Animal Shelter community, he is now enjoying pain‐free sight in one healthy eye. Most important, he has been able to transition from a loving foster home to a new, permanent family. Today his family reports that Jax is a spunky and loving dog who can’t get enough of running and playing.

The Shelter embraces some 16,000 animals like Jax each year, and depends on caring individuals like you to give these animals a future of love and companionship. By supporting SASF—the Shelter’s volunteer-run 501(c)3 charitable organization—you’ll help to advance initiatives such as:

  • Affordable spay/neuter services for low‐income households
  • Enhanced care and treatment of Shelter animals
  • Facility upgrades that promote the well‐being and adoptability of animals
  • Valuable foster, adoption and volunteer programming

This holiday season, please consider giving the gift that will help us maintain an unwavering commitment to animals who urgently need forever homes.

All of us at SASF wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy new year!