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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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November 2, 2014

Sweet Fred finds joy in his golden years

By Kim Bise On any given day, you can find Fred cuddling with his forever family, his joyous demeanor and sweet personality shining through. You would never know that just a short time ago, he faced a bleak future. Fred, a miniature Schnauzer, was already a senior when his previous owner dropped him off at…

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October 4, 2014

Daphne is hard at work…and having a ball

Daphne, a young Pit Bull mix, came to SAS as a stray, and it soon became clear that she was an unusual dog. Daphne was the most ball-obsessed dog ever seen by the staff. “Her world revolved around a ball. Any ball, any color, any size, any texture,” volunteer Jeremy Hein remembers. “Ball was her…

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August 1, 2014

Cat brothers vocal about their new, happy home

Feline brothers Huey and Sam had been surrendered to the Seattle Animal Shelter, along with a third cat named Scooter, by a Seattle resident whose apartment manager had ordered him to get rid of the cats. All three soon developed upper respiratory infections, and SAS foster parent Catie brought Huey and Scooter home so they…

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July 2, 2014

Patience and care reveal Brownie’s sweet side

By Jennifer Yu After a split with his spouse, a man surrendered not one, but four Chihuahuas to the Seattle Animal Shelter. The dogs were frail, skittish and under-socialized. Among the group was a chocolate-colored, doe-eyed male named Brownie. While Brownie’s siblings warmed up to volunteers and staff and were soon adopted, Brownie’s condition turned…

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January 30, 2014

From feral kitten to family cat

By Stephani Hemness Meet Uno. Named for his singular eye, he has enchanted everyone with his permanent wink and charming personality. The first time Kristin, a nurse at Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center, met Uno, the cat could barely see out of his right eye, which was swollen shut from glaucoma. Just a kitten, he had…

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