Seattle Animal Shelter closes for July Fourth Holiday
The Seattle Animal Shelter will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the holiday.
If you find a stray animal on the holiday, please care for the animal until the Shelter's next business day. Seattle Animal Shelter administrative offices and field services will re-open on Friday, July 5. Humane law enforcement officers are not available on July 4, so for any life-threatening situations involving both a human and an animal, please call the Seattle Police Department at 911.
The Shelter's animal care center and the pet licensing office (normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) will re-open at noon on Friday, July 5, for adoptions, redemptions, stray animal drop-offs and pet licensing.
If you need emergency care for an injured animal, the following veterinary hospitals will be open on the holiday:
Animal Critical Care & Emergency Services
Emerald City Emergency Clinic
And be sure to protect your pets on the Fourth of July:
If a pet is wearing its license and it shows up at the shelter, the owner is notified immediately via telephone. If an officer finds a licensed pet in the field, it will be returned to its owner instead of being taken to the shelter. Experience shows that often an injured animal wearing a license is more likely to receive life saving veterinary care if the owner cannot be contacted immediately.
The costs for pet licenses are:
The Seattle Animal Shelter's regular hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions, redemptions and pet licensing. For more information, please call (206) 386-7387 (PETS) or visit www.seattleanimalshelter.org.