Monday, July 31, 2006

Fabulous Felines Available for Adoption

Seattle Animal Shelter showcases foster cats
at Garfield Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006

SEATTLE — As part of its ongoing outreach efforts to find suitable permanent homes for foster animals, the Seattle Animal Shelter hosts a cat adoptathon on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Garfield Community Center at 2323 E. Cherry St. in Seattle. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. and features numerous cats of different breeds.

“If you have room in your home and your heart for an orphaned animal, this is a great opportunity for potential adopters to come and see some of the wonderful pets available from our foster-care parents,” says Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter Director.

Adoption prices range from $82 to $87 and include:
 Initial vaccinations
 Deworming
 Feline Leukemia testing
 Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians
 Spay or neuter
 Microchip (About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is injected under the cat’s skin, providing an identification number associated with that animal. Animal shelters can then “scan” a lost animal and retrieve its records from the microchip.)
 Seattle Pet License (if applicable)

Last year, approximately 2,700 animals were adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter, but another 1,300 had to be euthanized. To help reduce the number of animals euthanized, the Seattle Animal Shelter has a foster-care program to rehabilitate sick and immature dogs and cats. Donations from the city’s “Help the Animals Fund” pay for veterinary care for these animals that would otherwise be euthanized.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is open every day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for licensing, and noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions. It is located at 2061 - 15th Ave. W. The phone number is (206)386-PETS(7387). Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at

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