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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Adoption fees waived for foster cats available for adoption at Loyal Heights Community Center on July 14

7/11/2012  11:00:00 AM
Don Jordan (206)386-4286
Kara Main-Hester (206)386-4293
Cyndi Wilder  (206) 684-0909

City waives adoption fees for cats at this Saturday’s Loyal Heights Community Center ‘Adoptathon’

UPDATE – Due to the large number of adult cats waiting for homes, adoption fees on all cats 6 months and older will be waived for this event only. Licensing fees still apply. The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation has provided a grant to cover the cost of all adult cat adoptions.

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, July 14, 2012, at the The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. and features numerous cats and kittens of different breeds. Alley Cat Project, a local cat rescue, will also have cats and kittens available for adoption.

“With our monthly neighborhood adoptathons, we hope to continue to spread the word about the joys and value of adopting shelter pets and saving lives. If you have room in your home and your heart for an orphaned animal, this is a great opportunity to come and see some of the wonderful pets available from our foster-care parents,” says Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director.

Adoption prices for kittens range from $157 to $162 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.)

The Seattle Animal Shelter has a foster-care program to rehabilitate sick and immature dogs and cats to ensure that all adoptable animals find homes. Donations from the city’s “Help the Animals Fund” pay for veterinary care for these animals while they are being fostered.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. 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

Alley Cat Project is a volunteer organization working to reduce the overpopulation of cats in Seattle.  More information can be found at


Seattle Animal Shelter

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