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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Join the Pawty at the Seattle Animal Shelter this Saturday, Oct. 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/30/2013  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Don Jordan (206) 386-4286
Kara Main-Hester (206) 386-4293
Julie Moore  (206) 684-0909


Join the "Pawty" at the Seattle Animal Shelter this Saturday, Oct. 5
Shelter discounting adoption fees during statewide open house event

SEATTLE - Come on down to the Seattle Animal Shelter and join the "pawty" this Saturday, Oct. 5. Seattle’s is one of 15 statewide shelters to open their doors as part of the second annual Statewide Shelter Open House Event sponsored by Pawsitive Alliance to highlight the work Washington animal shelters do on behalf of animals in need.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, noon-6 p.m.

Where: 2061 15th Ave W, Seattle WA 98119

What: The Seattle Animal Shelter, along with 15 other Washington state animal shelters, will be opening up their doors to host an open house and bring community members in as honored guests-and the animals will cheer as they are adopted out to their forever homes.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is offering up to $35 off adoptions during the open house.

Why:  In Washington state approximately 40,000 to 60,000 kitties, puppies, cats and dogs are euthanized each year due to lack of space. Pawsitive Alliance is working hard to bring awareness to the needs of local shelters and their homeless animals. Part of the success of the open house event will be driven by uniting the cause, elevating awareness in your community, and bringing attention to each shelter and each animal in their care.

Participating shelters for the first Statewide Shelter Open House in 2012 saw a 25 percent increase in adoptions during the open house and a surge of traffic at their facility during and following the open house weekend. Pawsitive Alliance hopes to double that success this year.

Get involved and help save lives! Contact Pawsitive Alliance at info@pawsitivealliance.org or call 206-486-4738 to find out how YOU can help out for shelter open house in your communities.

Animal welfare organizations involved in this unique event include:
Auburn Valley Humane Society, Auburn
Benton County Animal Control and Outreach, Kennewick
Grant County Animal Outreach, Moses Lake
Homeward Pet Adoption Center, Woodinville
Humane Society of Skagit County, Burlington
MEOW Cat Rescue, Kirkland
Metro Animal Services, Sumner/Puyallup
The N.O.A.H. Center, Stanwood
PAWS, Lynnwood
Regional Animal Services of King County, Kent
SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services), Spokane
Seattle Animal Shelter, Seattle
SpokAnimal, Spokane
Thurston County--Joint Animals Services, Olympia
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, Wenatchee
Yakima Humane Society, Yakima

Pawsitive Alliance works with animal shelters across the state in order to promote and help them grow their adopter, donor and volunteer bases-and to raise awareness of the good work that they do on a daily basis for animals in need. Pawsitive Alliance's mission is to help end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats in Washington by increasing adoptions, supporting spay and neuter programs, and improving pet retention.

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