Ed Murray, Mayor
7/23/2012 11:25:00 AM
Don Baxter (206)386-4292 Kara Main-Hester (206)386-4293
Katherine Schubert-Knapp (206) 684-0909
Kittens Available for Adoption at Whole Foods Market-Interbay
Seattle Animal Shelter and Alley Cat Project showcase foster kittens July 28, 2012
SEATTLE — As part of its ongoing outreach efforts to find suitable permanent homes for foster animals, the Seattle Animal Shelter hosts a kitten adoptathon on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Whole Foods Market-Interbay, 2001 15th Ave W. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features numerous kittens of different breeds. Alley Cat Project, a local cat rescue, will also have kittens available for adoption.
"July and August are busy months for kitten adoptions at the Seattle Animal Shelter. We look forward to matching adorable kittens with the perfect family. If you have room in your home and your heart for a new pet, this is a great opportunity to come and see some of the wonderful kittens available from our foster-care parents,” says Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director.
During this event only, when you adopt two kittens at the same time, adoption fees on the second kitten are waived. Licensing fees may still apply.
Adoption prices range from $45 to $135 (plus applicable license fees) and include:
- Initial vaccinations
- 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 http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org
Alley Cat Project is a volunteer organization working to reduce the overpopulation of cats in Seattle. More information can be found at http://www.alleycatproject.org/ .