Found in the 3900 block of Woodlawn Ave North in Wallingford: a young, all-black, female short-hair cat, appears to be in good health, but no collar, no tags, no ID chip.
Cautiously friendly: permits petting and chin scratching. Seems generally clean; no ear mites. Likely a lost pet, not a feral cat.
The Seattle Animal Shelter at 2061 15th Ave West will euthanize her if we take her in, they told us they have “too many black cats.”
(FACT: black cats are the LEAST popular for adoption.)
We have many cats in the neighborhood which may be why she found her way here. She is being fed but is living/sleeping in our yards.
She seems to be familiar with “indoor living,” as she shows a strong interest in coming inside. She is understandably a bit tense from living al fresco for a couple of weeks, but the consensus opinion here is that she would probably mellow out easily once she regained a feeling of security.
Here’s the response from the Seattle Animal Shelter:
First off I would like to apologize on behalf of the Seattle Animal Shelter for the misinformation that you were given. We do not euthanize any animal because of its color, coat length or any other physical appearance. If you still have the cat and have been unable to locate an owner we can have a field officer pick the cat up from your residence at no charge or it can be brought to the shelter during our normal business hours for drop offs of noon to 5:30pm Wednesday to Sunday. For a field pick up you can call the Seattle Animal Shelter dispatch center directly at 206-386-7387 ext 7. The dispatch center is open seven days a week from 9am to 6:30pm. If you would prefer to hold onto the cat you can also post a found notice on our website by following this link https://web1.seattle.gov/dea/
romps/ and selecting the option “I FOUND a pet”.
Stray adoptable animals are held at the shelter for three business days to allow an owner time to come and redeem their pet. If no owner is located the animal would then be put up for adoption. If the pet becomes sick or needs a break from the shelter it is transferred to one of our foster homes to recover and it continue stay in our system and is promoted via our online adoption process.
Thank you and again I apologize for the incorrect information that you were given about the Seattle Animal Shelters approach to stray animals.
Manager – Animal Care and Volunteers
Seattle Animal Shelter
(206) 386-4292 – desk
(206) 386-7387 – SAS dispatch