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February 12, 2017

Seattle Animal Shelter Celebrates World Spay Day

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and an opportunity to highlight the great work Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) was able to do in 2016 thanks to a grant from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF).  For pet owners in need with intact animals, SAS was able to offer a free week of spay/neuter services to anyone…

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December 27, 2016

Sharing Help and Hope for Seattle Pet Owners in Need

By: Tamra Strentz While the annual Seattle/King County Clinic is known for providing a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to more than 4,000 under-served and vulnerable people in the region, a Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) grant was also hard at work.  It allowed the Seattle Animal Shelter to serve as a bronze sponsor…

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December 27, 2016

Santa Paws: A Very Merry Success

Santa hit Seattle a little early to support SASF’s annual Santa Paws fundraiser on December 3rd and 10th.  In partnership with Petco Interbay, SASF hosted the fun photo event and had 120+ sittings with dogs, cats and even a guinea pig, raising more than $2,200 which will support grants for the Seattle Animal Shelter.  Tartar…

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October 31, 2016

Sixth Annual Raining Cats & Dog Auction: A Record-Setting Night

More than 230 of Seattle’s animal lovers came out on October 8th to support the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation at the Sixth Annual Raining Cats & Dogs gala auction.  Thanks to the generosity and support of this vital community, $161,000 was raised throughout the evening with $41,000 of that earmarked for the Fund-A-Need which will…

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July 11, 2016

Overcoming the Odds: Daisy’s Story

By: Christy Avery In July 2015, Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) Humane Law Enforcement Officer Sarah Schmidt responded to a call in south Seattle. A female Pit Bull, tethered at the end of a chain, had dug under her fence and was stuck in the alley. When Officer Schmidt arrived on the scene, she looked over…

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July 11, 2016

Bidding on a Childhood Dream

By: Tamra Strentz When #13 Canine Unit Ride-Along came up for bid at the 2015 SASF Raining Cats & Dogs Auction, Peter was ready. The draw was a combination of realizing a boyhood dream to be a “detective” in his homeland of South Australia and a love of dogs. As a young child, Rin Tin Tin and Adam…

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April 19, 2016

World Spay Day at SAS

To commemorate World Spay Day on February 23, 2016, as part of a week-long promotion, the Seattle Animal Shelter offered free spays and neuters for dogs, cats and rabbits from February 22-26, 2016.  This promotion was made possible in part by a generous donation from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.  According to the Seattle Animal…

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April 19, 2016

Paddles for Progress: Veterinary Exam Room is Open for Care

The February opening of Seattle Animal Shelter’s new Veterinary Exam Room kicked off a new level of onsite and immediate care for shelter animals.  Since opening its doors, the clinic has cared for more than 369 animals who’ve arrived at SAS.  The veterinary exam room came to reality through donors at the 2015 Raining Cats…

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February 21, 2016

Cat & Critter Room Renovations Sneak Peek

Thanks to our generous donors, SASF was able to grant $220,000 over 2 years to the Seattle Animal Shelter to fund improvements to the Shelter’s cat and critter areas. Here are a few photos of some of the animals enjoying their new digs!  

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January 14, 2016

Healing Through Touch

By Staci Sproull It is well-researched and widely-accepted that pet therapy is a beneficial experience for many patients and residents of institutionalized care facilities.  The premise is that pet therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond.  Thanks to this natural relationship, pet therapy can aid progress toward goals in human physical, social, emotional, and cognitive function (American Veterinary Medical Association, 2013).  Patients in (and…

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