• 50th anniversary open house set for June 25

    19 days ago - By The Scoop

    Everyone is invited to tour the shelter, meet adoptable pets, and get 50% off adoption fees !
    Fifty years ago the City of Seattle began operating its own animal shelter.
    Animal welfare was a hot topic at that time and Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman (1969-1977) received more than his fair share of letters about it. In 1972 he vetoed the City Council's legislation to renew the contract with Seattle Humane, a non-profit that had provided shelter services in the city since 1922.
    When the City shelter opened, more than 75 percent of the dogs and cats there - more than 30,000 animals per year - were...
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