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October 14, 2015

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

By Laura Walker When her husband Pete Segall asked her how she wanted to celebrate her 40th birthday, Heather Dolin decided she wanted to embrace the occasion with a party. About 200 of their friends came together on August 23rd at Nectar Lounge to celebrate Heather. Guests danced the night away to 80’s hits, performed…

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October 13, 2015

Fifth Annual Raining Cats & Dogs Auction: A record-setting Event

The fifth annual Raining Cats & Dogs auction took place on October 10th at the beautiful Bell Harbor International Conference Center, located on the Seattle waterfront. True to the event name, the day’s weather was stormy. However, the clouds dispersed and the rain showers slowed just in time for the doors to open at 5:00. As…

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September 28, 2015

Thank You EETBAR!

Thank you to everyone who came out on August 20th to support Yappy Hour at EETBAR! From the amazing food to the fantastic raffles, the evening was a huge success, helping to raise $400 for SASF!  A very special thank you to April and Eric, the owners of EETBAR, for their generosity and support. Stop…

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August 18, 2015

Sneak Peek: 2015 Auction Items

The 5th Annual Raining Cats and Dogs Auction is just a little over a month away and we are excited to share some of the exciting auction items we’ll have: Seattle Police Department Canine Unit Ride Along – Back by popular demand, we’ll be auctioning off an evening with a Seattle Police Canine Handler and…

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August 18, 2015

From Ace to Archie

From Ace to Archie – it often takes a village of caring volunteers, staff and community. When Ace came to the Seattle Animal Shelter in June of 2013, the paperwork indicated he was evidence in a cruelty case. His owner had allegedly been abusing him so the shelter was his new home until his case…

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August 18, 2015

Cat and Critter Room Construction Update

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, including the construction of a new, dedicated Meet and Greet Room.  Construction on this project began this past spring and we’d like to update you on…

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August 17, 2015

SASF partners with Moorea Seal!

We are very excited to announce a new partnership with the Moorea Seal shop which is a curated selection of beautiful accessories and objects, highlighting handmade artists from the United States.  Between now and February, purchase anything from their Caring for Animals section and 7% of the proceeds will be donated to the Seattle Animal…

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May 9, 2015

SASF grant funds K9 Fun Zone visits

By Christy Avery As part of SASF’s 2015 grant to the Seattle Animal Shelter, $5,000 was earmarked for “quality of life” improvements for the animals. Some of the money will be used for behavioral consultations, training sessions, and enrichment toys for both dogs and cats. The money has also allowed dogs, both in the shelter…

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April 2, 2015

Pet loss support group provides comfort to grieving pet owners

By Sharon Heiber Many people consider their pet to be a member of their family. And when that pet passes away, many find the loss almost too hard to bear. Bruce Friend was one of those people. When Bruce lost his 16-year-old cat Richie, his friends were sympathetic at first. But long after others stopped…

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