Give a foster cat a forever home! Alki adopt-a-thon on Saturday

October 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm | In How to help, Pets, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

thecats.jpgThe official WSB mascots, both adopted from shelters as adults, are making a cameo tonight to point out that the Seattle Animal Shelter is bringing foster cats to Alki Community Center this Saturday (October 13), noon-3 pm. “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, in the official news release. (We found our tortoiseshell at one of these adopt-a-thons, 10 years ago!) There of course are lots of great adoption opportunities in West Seattle year-round, but the city only comes by every so often. More fine print about the process, after the jump:

Adoption prices range from $45 to $135 (plus applicable license fees) 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.)

To help reduce the number of animals euthanized, the Seattle Animal Shelter has a foster-care program to rehabilitate sick and immature dogs and cats. 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 pm, 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

1 Comment

  1. Hey, I recognize those two mascots!

    Seattle Animal Shelter has come a long, long ways since I was a little girl. Don and his team have developed many life saving programs including, the ‘Help The Animals Fund’, the ‘Overpopulation Fund’ and the ‘Off Leash Fund’.

    If you are considering adding a furry friend or two to your family please head on down to Alki CC!

    Comment by Teri Ensley — 3:53 pm October 11, 2012 #

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