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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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June 10, 2017

Pups and Pints for SASF

In May, hundreds of folks lifted a pint (or two) to support the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation. Big thanks to Populuxe Brewing, Urban Family Brewing and Peddler Brewing for hosting special nights for people and their four-legged friends to come on out, celebrate spring with awesome local brews and help raise funds for the SASF…

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May 8, 2017

SAS Profile: Humane Animal Law Enforcement Officer KEVIN MACK

Kevin has been a SAS Humane Animal Law Enforcement Officer (aka animal control officer) since 2014. He is one of 11 current officers that work to rescue and keep Seattle’s animals safe. It is a rewarding, and at times, a stressful job, but the roles that these officers play are vital for Seattle animals and…

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May 8, 2017

SAS Volunteer Profile: Dog Foster Co-Lead & Adoption Lead DANA LITT

Dana started volunteering with SAS in 2011 and is now an Adoption Lead for dogs. She is responsible for scheduling and training volunteers on how to help dogs find their perfect forever homes. It’s a fulfilling role and one that SAS depends on to help every pup find lasting happiness. Dana is also the shelter’s…

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April 10, 2017

Shelter Spotlight: Brandi Homeier, Animal Control Officer II

April 9-15 is Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, so we wanted to feature one of the ACOs from the Seattle Animal Shelter to recognize the work this team does day in and day out for the Seattle community and its animals. Meet Brandi. Time & role at SAS I have been at Seattle Animal Shelter…

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April 10, 2017

Benefits with Age

Back in November, a grant from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) helped market senior dogs and cats in celebration of National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. All cats and dogs over 6 years were $15 plus applicable license fees and 23 pets (14 cats and 9 dogs) were adopted during this effort. There are…

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April 10, 2017

Grants In Action: United Way’s Community Resource Exchange

Thanks to a grant from SASF, a team from the Seattle Animal Shelter supported Seattle’s homeless pet owners and pets at the Community Resource Exchange on March 9. Held at Century Link, the event helped the Seattle area homeless community get connected with essential hygiene items and services. The SAS team gave out a lot…

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February 12, 2017

Shelter Spotlight: Acting Director Ann Graves

Ann at SAS November 2000: Hired as an animal care officer 2003: Became a humane animal law enforcement officer 2004: Promoted to Enforcement Supervisor 2013: Became Manager of Field Services July 2016: Asked to fill the role of Acting Director Discovering a Career in Animal Welfare My career in animal welfare actually began in 1990-1991…

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February 12, 2017

Indie & her Pups; a Foster Success Story

While the Seattle Animal Shelter is well-known for the physical shelter on 15th Ave, foster programs are working behind the scenes to help save animals in a special way.  Many happy endings come from fostering an animal.  Take the story of Indie and her seven puppies: Estelle, Willow, Lucile, Ferdinand, Hudson, Findlay and Juneau.  Indie…

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