News Archive: 2017

December 4, 2017

Paolino Makes a Year End Appeal

You can help a homeless animal unwrap health, happiness and a new start this holiday season. As we head toward the holidays, we hope you’ll remember the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation on your gift giving list, to help animals like little Paolino. Despite a heartbreaking odyssey, Paolino has a lot of living left to do….

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December 4, 2017

Senior Poms Need New Plan for their Golden Years

For pets who should be enjoying their golden years, but instead find themselves homeless, the Seattle Animal Shelter foster program, with funding from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation, is so crucial. This is the case for Junior and Topsy, 15-year-old male Pomeranian mixes. Currently being fostered by SAS foster volunteer John, they both are loving,…

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December 3, 2017

New Medical Team at SAS

With the retirement of Dr. MaryEllen Zoulas and Dr. Nick moving back to the east coast, it opened the door for a new team of veterinarians to come aboard at the Seattle Animal Shelter and set a new course for animal care. Now under the care of new veterinarians Dr. Jenn and Dr. Sarah, the shelter…

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November 8, 2017

SASF Fundraising for X-Ray Machine

Watch and share our video  The Seattle Animal Shelter is in need of an in-house X-Ray machine, to provide better care for the animals in their charge. Currently, animals in need of X-Rays are seen by outside vendors, resulting in delays in urgent care, additional costs, and unnecessary stress to animals who are already suffering….

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October 9, 2017

Critters, Critters, Everywhere!

Cats and dogs are not the only animals that get surrendered or go stray. The Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) also takes in what they affectionately call “critters.” This critter crew includes everything from rabbits and guinea pigs to chickens and small animals like rats, gerbils and hamsters, birds and reptiles. There was even Terry the…

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August 14, 2017

SAS Fospice Program: Supporting Life’s Transitions

Animals arrive at the shelter in all manners of health.  While most fortunately are ready to be adopted or go into foster care, some animals that come in are terminally or chronically ill.  To meet the needs of these animals, a team at SAS worked together to develop plans for Fospice program.  The team just…

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August 9, 2017

Humane Officer Ride Along Experience

Delivering unexpected and unique experiences is a key part of the live auction at the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation’s Raining Cats and Dogs event. The Seattle Animal Shelter Humane Officer Ride Along is one of those items offered and the lucky winner in 2016 was Pete Segall who took time to share about his experience….

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June 12, 2017

Introducing Dr. Nick Urbanek, BVMS

The Seattle Animal Shelter added a new role in February as the team welcomed Dr. Nicholas (Nick) Urbanek, BVMS (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery), as Director of Shelter Medicine. He’s the first full-time staff veterinarian working exclusively with shelter pets and brings great experience and passion for working with these animals. You may be…

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