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Kittens to Take Over “Kitty Hall” for Citywide Adoption Event Dec. 13



SEATTLE, WA - The cutest and cuddliest event of the year will happen Tuesday, Dec. 13, with the return of “Kitty Hall,” a beloved citywide adoption event where adoptable kittens and cats take over Seattle City Hall for the day.

Hosted by the City’s Seattle Animal Shelter, the event invites members of the public to meet, greet and hopefully adopt a kitten or cat in the shelter’s care. This year’s event is special in three ways: first, it represents the return of Kitty Hall following a hiatus during the pandemic, it gives kittens and cats a chance to find a home for the holidays and, finally, it’s happening just as the shelter celebrates its 50th anniversary.

“The Seattle Animal Shelter has a proud and rich 50-year history of service to Seattle residents and its animals,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell. “I’m so pleased to invite the public to City Hall to celebrate this milestone and, best of all, to hopefully meet an adorable kitten who will find a forever home just in time for the holidays.”

WHAT: Seattle Animal Shelter’s Annual Kitty Hall

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

WHERE: Seattle City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Ave.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Mayor Bruce Harrell will join Shelter Director Esteban Rodriguez to deliver brief remarks at 11:30 a.m.

“Teams at the Seattle Animal Shelter have done incredible work throughout the pandemic and been onsite since day one,” said Calvin W. Goings, director of the Department of Facilities and Administrative Services, which oversees the shelter. “That’s why we’re so thrilled to have Kitty Hall back and to hopefully bring a little joy to the community. This event will be festive, fun and a great chance to give a kitten or senior cat a wonderful forever home.”

Members of the public can visit several kitty stations to meet cats and kittens eligible for adoption, visit booths with information on renewing a pet license and other outreach services available, as well as snap a photo in the Kitty Cam Photo Booth. And of course, returning this year is the opportunity for the public to cast their vote for adoptable adult cats who are vying to be named the “Kitty Council President.”

Most of the kittens and the cats at Tuesday’s event will be available for adoption, and potential adopters at Kitty Hall can place “first choice” holds on their favorite kitten or cat.

“Our community has been through so much together over the past nearly three years and—for many of us—pets have helped us overcome and provided support. This is an opportunity to celebrate that and to connect some of our kittens and long-time, older adoptable cats with a forever home so they can experience the joy of being a pet as well as spread that joy to the homes they enter,” said Seattle Animal Shelter Director Esteban Rodriguez.

Not able to attend the event but interested in adoption or fostering? No problem. Visit the Seattle Animal Shelter web page today to learn about adoptable pets and foster opportunities: https://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter

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