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Furry 5k FUN RUN & WALK

The Furry 5k raises money for the Help the Animals Fund (HTAF), which provides veterinary care and supplies for sick, injured or abused orphaned shelter animals. The Seattle Animal Shelter takes in nearly 6,000 animals annually. Of those, many receive the lifesaving care they need thanks to the generous donations of individuals and companies. The HTAF is an integral part of saving lives – with annual veterinary expenses of approximately $100,000, every dollar raised counts! To read about how the Help the Animals Fund saves lives, click here.

Did you know? If each race participant raised just $25 in donations, we could support six more months of vet care.

Donations can be made using the online donation form.


The team with the most donations on their team website by 11:59 p.m. on June 11 will receive a team trophy! The team will also be announced on the Furry 5K stage during the awards ceremony.


The individual fundraiser with the most donations on their website by 11:59 p.m. on June 11 will receive an individual medal and prize! The individual will be announced on the Furry 5K stage during the awards ceremony.


Personal/team webpages

To make sure every dollar counts towards your total, be sure to collect donations through your personalized webpage.

A list of teams and individual fundraisers can be found here.

If you receive a donation that you would like added to your website total, please contact sponsor.the.furry5k@gmail.com. We will add the credit to your website once it has been received at the shelter.

Web donation to the Furry 5K

To make a donation directly to the Help the Animals Fund, click here.

To collect donations using a form

Donations can be made using the donation form. Please note that if you would like credit towards the awards, you must turn the form and donations into the Seattle Animal Shelter by 4 p.m. the Friday before the race.


If you have questions about individual or team fundraising, contact us at sponsor.the.furry5k@gmail.com.


On the day of race, bring your donations (if possible convert cash donations to one check) to the registration booth or mail donations directly to the Seattle Animal Shelter. Note that donations turned in at day of race registration will not be counted toward the team or individual fundraising awards.

Please make checks payable to Seattle Animal Shelter/Furry 5K. Donations can be mailed to:

Seattle Animal Shelter/Furry 5K
2061 15th Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119

Every dollar counts and all donations are tax deductible (Seattle Animal Shelter’s Tax I.D. number is 91-6001275). *

*To receive a receipt, donors must provide a mailing address.