Do you know about the Seattle Animal Shelter? They provide animal services, including humane law enforcement (animal control) for Seattle. I spoke with Melissa Warner from the shelter to find out more about animal care in Seattle.
- Vibrant and successful adoption, volunteer, and foster care programs help animals find homes.
- The shelter has an amazing animal save rate of 93%!
- There are no space limit or time limits for animals at the shelter.
- The Spay and Neuter Clinic offers quality low- or no-cost services for dogs, cats, and rabbits.
- Lost and found support is provided including pet licensing.
- Check out recent improvement projects such as their kennel renovation, with support from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.
- Volunteers help save the lives of thousands of animals each year.
We were blown away by what a difference it makes!
- Pet license fees directly support the lifesaving work of the animal shelter.
- Pet licenses help lost pets get home safely. It only takes an instant for a pet to become lost, and there’s a first time for everything. The Seattle Animal Shelter constantly uses pet license information to get animals back to their families, and a license often helps prevent a trip to the shelter altogether.
- A pet license works with your microchip. While a microchip is not required to license, pet owners are encouraged to add their microchip number, if they have one, for quick local access. It’s easy to forget to update their contact information with the national microchip registries, but license renewals help remind folks to update their records regularly.
- Licensing is easy: You can license online, by mail, at the Seattle Animal Shelter, or at over 50 partner locations. All you need is your contact information, pet information, and payment.
- It’s worth it: A two-year license for an altered cat is only $27, and for an altered dog is $37. The shelter also hosts a deal on the fourth Friday of each month, where your cat or dog can receive a free rabies vaccination with the purchase or renewal of their license.
- It’s the law. Seattle Municipal Code 9.25.050 requires that all cats, dogs, goats, and pigs be licensed. The citation for unlicensed pets is $125.
Here are a few examples of dogs currently available for adoption
The Seattle Animal Shelter is located on 15th Avenue, between downtown Seattle and the Ballard Bridge. Contact them to find out more about adoption, pet licensing or volunteer opportunities!