Introducing the Touch Stick!

At Seattle Humane, we use something called a “touch stick” for new cats and cats who are afraid of human hands. Exactly like it sounds, a touch stick is a stick for touching, in particular for cats who might be afraid of or unused to human hands. It also helps assess the personality of feral… Read more

Seattle Humane Transfers Cats from the Bahamas

YOU can help contribute to saving displaced Bahama cats by making a contribution: https://bit.ly/2JF6uC2 More than a dozen animals will be flown in from the country devastated by Hurricane Dorian; shelter also anticipates receiving animals displaced by California wildfires; more than 3,750 pets have been transferred to Seattle Humane so far this year. Earlier this… Read more

It’s Spay Day

Seattle Humane and South County Cats are teaming up for a FREE spay and neuter day (cats-only) for income-qualified households on October 29! We’re also offering complimentary vaccinations, microchipping, nail trimmings and e-collars for feline friends. Space is limited! Call (425) 649-7560 or visit online to confirm your appointment. To see if you quality, or… Read more

Two Young Animal Advocates Fighting to Stop Puppy and Kitten Mills

As many of you know, every year, millions of puppies and kittens are inhumanely bred in mills across the United States. Many of them are neglected and die from inhumane conditions, but two young Washington State animal welfare advocates, Novia Liu and Ava Finn, are committed to change that. In 2018, California and Maryland both… Read more

Seattle Humane Pet Food Bank joins regional effort

What we’re doing to address pet food insecurity during the Covid-19 pandemic. During this unprecedented time in history, when so many people are struggling to make ends meet, Seattle Humane has joined an amazing regional effort to ensure pet owners are able to keep their animals happy and healthy by addressing food insecurity in the… Read more

Chubby Cats: Don’t be a Brat, Burn that Fat!

Grab your sneakers! Our annual Chubby Cat promotion is back! We’re offering a $1 per pound discount on cats one year and up to encourage animal lovers to welcome a furry workout buddy into their hearts and homes. If you have a chubby cat at home, or are thinking of adopting one, check out our… Read more

6 Fluff-bugs Who’ve Had Enough of Winter!

It’s that time of year when everyone is suffering from post-holiday blues. No more twinkling lights and festive music to make the weather warmer. The next few months might have us longing for the magic of Pacific Northwest summers! But humans aren’t the only species dreaming of warmer months, here are six fluff-bugs who’ve had… Read more

7 Ways to Transition New Pets into the Home

The holiday season is a time of year where shelters everywhere experience many “gift adoptions.” While the thought of surprising your loved ones with a long anticipated furry friend might be heartwarming, many of these gift adoptions don’t work out. Why? Because many gift adoptions are impulsive. They can also be forced – where potential… Read more

Kitty Konundrums: 4 Ways to Keep Cats Stimulated During Winter

It’s winter! And while some of us are SO excited to snuggle up next to the fireplace with a hot cup, our kitties are probably grumpily slouched giving us death stares. If your cat is anything like mine, he’s probably yowling at you too! During the colder months, the indoor/outdoor kitty is starting to stay… Read more

14 Holiday Fluffertons That’ll Make Any Grinch Smile

Heart frozen this holiday season? Bad case of the Seattle Freeze? These furry friends are guaranteed to melt the ice around your hearts.   1. This insanely kissable fluffy dude with adorable small feet.  hjghjg 2. And this mischievous scout plotting an assassination.  hjghjg 3. This smooshy pup grinning and bearing it all for Santa.… Read more