News

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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January 14, 2016

It Takes a Village: the Tale of Freddy the Cat

By Laura Walker In total, Freddy (formerly known as Freeway) was in foster care with Seattle Animal Shelter volunteers for 822 days. That’s two years, three months and one day. Adopted from SAS as a kitten, Freddy was returned after 11 years because his family moved and couldn’t take him along. Several cat foster parents…

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December 15, 2015

Now Recruiting New Volunteer Board Members

The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) is currently recruiting new volunteer Board Members. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the following areas: Auction and Events, including planning and executing auctions and other large-scale fundraising events, managing and participating in procurement activities, and partnering with local businesses to co-host smaller events or support…

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December 15, 2015

Santa Paws: a Holly, Jolly Success!

Dozens of people braved the rainy December weather with their dogs, cats and critters in tow to meet jolly old St. Nick. Through photo sales and additional donations, over $2,300 was raised to support the Foundation’s work! We would like to especially thank those that volunteered their time and holiday spirit to make this a…

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November 15, 2015

Thank You to TheVUDE!

Thank you to TheVUDE and Hand of God Wines for hosting Less Bark, More Wine on October 30th at their South Lake Union event space.  There was great wine and fun was had by humans and dogs alike!  

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October 14, 2015

Iggy the Iguana Finds a Foster Home at Pacific Science Center

By Katy Tomasulo The Seattle Animal Shelter is widely known for going above and beyond to help find the most suitable homes for animals in its care. These efforts are in large part to the shelter’s dedicated staff and a strong, extensive network of foster parents and volunteers who house, care for, socialize, and promote…

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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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