News

October 9, 2017

Raining Cats & Dogs: Under the Umbrella

Raining Cats & Dogs is October 14th and we thought it would be fun to take a look under the umbrella so to speak and preview what’s new and special this year at SASF’s 7th Annual Auction.  For those of you with tickets in hand, get ready for some new experiences and start prepping your…

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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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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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