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Seattle Animal Shelter

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The Seattle Animal Shelter

Since its beginning in 1972, the Seattle Animal Shelter has helped thousands of people and their pets. SAS finds loving, responsible homes for orphaned animals through its animal shelter; educates citizens regarding responsible pet ownership; provides a low cost spay/neuter program; enforces animal control ordinances; investigates animal cruelty and abuse; and reunites lost pets with their owners. SAS is located in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle.

Help the Animals Fund

The Help the Animals Fund was established in 1977 to provide veterinary care and supplies for sick, injured and abused shelter animals. The fund also supports a variety of other programs, including public education, volunteer programs and foster care programs. The shelter receives no funds from the City of Seattle to provide vet care for adoptable animals. It is through donations that we are able to provide life-saving veterinary care.


Seattle Animal Shelter’s veterinary expenses total $140,000 per year and every year the need grows greater. The Help the Animals Fund relies solely on donations from individuals, companies and SAS fundraising events such as the Furry 5K.


All of the proceeds from Furry 5K will go to the Help the Animals Fund. All donations to the fund are tax deductible.