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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Dylan Fun Zone

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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Adoptable chickens at the Seattle Animal Shelter

March 1, 2015

How chickens end up at SAS, and how to keep your flock safe at home

By Sara Hendrickson There’s no doubt you’ve noticed a new favorite pet around these parts: the plucky, clucky chicken has quickly made her way into Seattle’s hearts and yards. What you may be surprised to learn is how many land in the Seattle Animal Shelter’s care. For this story, we talked to SAS Manager of…

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February 23, 2015

SASF Donors Make Possible Our Highest-Ever Grant to the Seattle Animal Shelter

By Rhonda Hanson Thanks to our incredibly generous donors and the hard work of our volunteers, we are proud to announce the recent Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) grant to the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) for a total of $175,000. This is the largest single-year grant total in our organization’s four-year history of supplementing and…

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February 6, 2015

Gone to the dogs: Volunteer Marron Velazquez

By Karen Jasper When Marron Velazquez started a new job in 2007, she had no idea that, although it was not in the field of animal care, it would lead her to over years—and counting—of volunteer work with the Seattle Animal Shelter. One day during her commute, she noticed the Shelter and felt like she…

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