December 4, 2017

The Great Guinea Pig Rescue of 2017

Have you heard about the Seattle Animal Shelter and the Great Guinea Pig Rescue of 2017? It was one of the largest state-wide transfers of rescued animals in recent memory. It is also the perfect example of the reach of the SAS Critter Program as it works to ease the plight of homeless and abandoned…

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October 9, 2017

Harry Affirms Three of a Kind Beats Two Pair

Furry Harry, aka Hair Bear, is a 12-year-old cat who was rescued by the Seattle Animal Shelter as a stray. His back right leg was badly fractured and had to be amputated. After surgery, he spent a month recuperating at the veterinarian hospital before he was taken in by SAS foster program volunteer Katy, as…

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August 14, 2017

Cocoa: Making Big Moves to Get Adopted

Sometimes a dog needs to make some big moves to get adopted.  Cocoa, a Dutch Shepherd mix with possibly some Pitbull, German Shepherd and hound, is one of those stories where it took some time, work and many miles to find her forever home. Originally from a shelter in California, she was shipped to Seattle…

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June 12, 2017

The Dog who TRI-umphed: Frida’s Story

Today Frida is a happy, energetic 1-year-old Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix who can run like the wind, chase balls and toys and hike with her people. But just a short time ago, Frida had a broken leg that had not been cared for properly. Her owner could not afford proper medical care and her leg was…

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April 10, 2017

Sadie’s Story

Sadie, a 7-year old pitbull mix, came to the shelter from a cruelty case. She was brought in emaciated and badly in need of some tender loving care. Upon admission into the shelter, Sadie weighed a mere 40 pounds. There were no signs of illness, just malnutrition and within three weeks she had gained 8 pounds….

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May 6, 2015

From the cold streets to a warm lap

Slate was found in south Seattle as a stray. His finder took him in, but since she already had three cats, Slate lived in her garage.  He wasn’t neutered and he suffered from recurring bouts of an upper respiratory infection from living out in the cold. Even more troubling, a vet visit revealed that he…

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April 2, 2015

Bonded senior dogs find a forever home together

By Gina Landino When senior dogs Pooky, a female Malamute, and Duke, a male Weimeraner mix, were brought to the Seattle Animal Shelter after their owners’ divorce, the Shelter committed to keeping the pair together. The two had been together their entire lives and were bonded with one another; they even took cues from each…

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February 8, 2015

Kojak finds health and happiness in SAS foster care

By Stephani Hemness Kojak arrived at Seattle Animal Shelter weighing a mere 8 lbs. When foster parents Stina and Don took the cat home in January of 2014, his ribs and backbone were visible through his skin. Due to a flea allergy, his fur was shaven, exaggerating his already thin frame. “We brought the little…

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January 10, 2015

Cindy’s world turns from fear to joy

By Christy Avery Cindy, a 7-year-old Pit Bull, came into the care of the Seattle Animal Shelter after a neighbor reported abuse of the dog by the owner. Although Cindy was now safe at the Shelter, she proved so fearful that she would not leave her kennel. Volunteers sometimes managed to coax her out of…

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December 1, 2014

The story of Dodge the Chin has a Hollywood ending

By Karen Jasper Recently we brought you the story of the twenty-one chinchillas surrendered to the Seattle Animal Shelter after their owner moved into an assisted living facility. All of the little “chins” have since been adopted, and the story of one of them in particular has a movie script ending. Baby Dodge was in…

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