Thursday, April 17, 2008

Seattle Animal Shelter seeks donations to help orphaned animals

SEATTLE — Spring is here, bringing with it many needy puppies and dogs to the Seattle Animal Shelter. To help nurture these canines, the shelter is seeking donations of interactive treat toys, training collars, leashes and leads, and interactive plush dog toys. For a detailed wish list of approved items, please visit

Donated items will be distributed among volunteers in the shelter’s foster-care program, whose sole mission is to rehabilitate sick, injured or other animals who might not otherwise be viable candidates for adoption. Volunteers take animals into their homes and provide temporary care until the animals are ready for adoption. The shelter also encourages the public to support the Help the Animals Fund, which pays for veterinary care for sick and injured foster animals.

“The foster-care program is a proven life-saving program,” says Seattle Animal Shelter Director Manager Don Jordan. “Last year, more than 2,700 animals were saved because individuals opened their hearts and homes to these animals. The community plays a key role in our efforts to get these animals ready for adoption. We rely on our volunteers and appreciate their efforts. We couldn’t do it without them.”

The shelter is open seven days a week and is located at 2062 – 15th Ave. W., approximately one mile south of the Ballard Bridge. Donations may be taken to the shelter from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information or directions, call (206)386-PETS (7387), or go to for a link to a map and driving directions. For Metro bus routes, call (206) 553-3000 or visit this web site:

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