FOURTH OF JULY: WSB West Seattle Lost/Found Pets page reminder

Just a reminder before nightfall that if you lose or find a pet amid tonight’s likely fireworks noise (or any other time), WSB has had a West Seattle Lost/Found Pets page for almost 15 years. Just send the info – with a photo if you have one – including a contact #, and the area in which you lost/found the pet, to If you don’t have access to email, you can also text the info to our 24/7 hotline, 206-293-6302. (At right is a wholehearted supporter of this message, our newest WSB “shop cat,” Sullivan, a 4-year-old rescue tuxedo cat.)

18 Replies to "FOURTH OF JULY: WSB West Seattle Lost/Found Pets page reminder"

  • CAM July 4, 2022 (8:52 pm)

    I’m aware that the people doing it are unlikely to be reading these comments currently, but could the people currently launching loud explosive devices every 30 seconds maybe consider that this country experienced another mass casualty event today due to someone shooting into crowds of people and that maybe there are some of your neighbors that aren’t appreciating (or having the capacity) to deal with your need to blow stuff up tonight? I could go a couple days without my nerves jumping every 2 seconds please. Go be illegal doing something else please. 

  • KM July 4, 2022 (9:22 pm)

    Big hugs to the people and pets who suffer during the fireworks. I’m sorry you have to go through this. 

  • MyThruppence July 4, 2022 (9:53 pm)

    Enough money and initiative to go to the reservation for explosives, but willing to exert zero initiative to go set them off somewhere more appropriate like in the countryside. Serious small D energy abounds with adults spending family resources just to literally go up in flames.

  • DogMom July 4, 2022 (9:55 pm)

    Worst “holiday”. My poor dog is quaking and shaking, even though I gave her some anti-anxiety gummies. Hope everyone’s pets stay safe. 

  • RB July 4, 2022 (9:56 pm)

    Already MUCH worse around 45th and Holden area than it was last year. Have had to increase the dog’s drug dosage. Always a looong night for us sequestered inside with multiple diversion tactics.

    • DogMom July 4, 2022 (10:06 pm)

      Mind if I ask what medication(s) you use with your doggo? The anti-anxiety gummies aren’t doing the trick for my little dog, tonight and I want to plan better for next time. 

      • RB July 5, 2022 (12:12 am)

        I’ve tried absolutely everything over the years to no avail. This year I tried some high dose CBD from a casino dispensary – still no good. 

      • Auntie July 5, 2022 (1:49 pm)

        Ask your vet about Selio

    • RB July 4, 2022 (10:19 pm)


  • Odd son July 4, 2022 (10:20 pm)

    I thought this was the first year fireworks were banned in King County. Seems like any other year.

  • John Smith July 4, 2022 (11:18 pm)

    I think my dogs have finally been desensitized from fireworks by them laying on the couch while I watch action movies via my home theater setup.

    • inga July 5, 2022 (8:41 pm)

      This is a great way to desensitize them. By slowly introducing loud noises all the time and treating right away. So I will bang on the counter randomly throughout the year and give a treat immediately. This has helped a lot 

  • Rick July 5, 2022 (9:12 am)

    I think I need to go back about 50-60 years in time and kick my arse for being one of those punks who I will not gripe about since I was one of them.

    • Oh Seattle July 5, 2022 (10:56 am)

      The thing is that most of the people I’ve seen over the years who are the worst offenders (at least in my Admiral/Genesee neighborhood) are way too old to think making things go boom is some magical experience.  I tell people who aren’t from here that West Seattle goes full MAGA Freeeeedumz Screecher every Fourth.  It was a bad as it’s ever been yesterday.  It started early afternoon in my neighborhood and went for a solid 12 hours.  I was at the very end of a move and it made me so glad to be leaving.

      • StopCuttingDownTrees July 5, 2022 (3:18 pm)

        There are VERY few “MAGA” supporters anywhere in Seattle. Yet I went to the Highpoint water towers late last night and saw firework blooms in every direction from Admiral to Alki, from Lincoln Park to Delridge, from Arbor Heights to White Center. I could also see them in downtown Seattle, across Rainier Valley, and way up in Ballard and North Seattle. Young males of all persuasions love to blow things up on the 4th. The recent ban has just strengthened their resolve to buy ever-bigger fireworks from outside King County.

        • Oh Seattle July 6, 2022 (7:43 pm)

          What I meant is that the typically passive-aggressive, smugly self-righteous liberals/progressives of West Seattle behave like typical MAGAs on the 4th in their lather to blow things up and give no regard whatsoever to how it impacts others.  It is absolutely not just “young males”.  Many of the offenders in my (now thankfully former) neighborhood are middle aged and each year reinforce to their kids that it’s fine to break the law as long as it’s something that you, as an upper middle class white person, want to do.

  • Cean July 5, 2022 (12:42 pm)

    Welcome to the family / shop,  Sullivan!  

  • Samuella Samaniego July 6, 2022 (10:01 am)

    Tracy and Co.,Very happy you have hired additional staff. Tuxedo is a little formal for an office/shop setting but what the heck, Sullivan pulls it off rather handsomely. I trust he indicated his age as 4 years old but I could swear he looks like that journalist in “The Year of Living Dangerously” movie.A heartfelt congrats to WSB and of course thank you always for all your work!

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