Seattle’s dogs and cats generate about 50,000 pounds of pet waste each day. It is one of the leading causes of bacterial contamination in our streams. Some bacteria in waste can remain in our yards for up to 4 years; children and gardeners are at the most risk of infection.
The rules about scooping poop [...]
Dead and injured wildlife can be picked up by Seattle Animal Control by calling 206-386-7387. If it is under 15 pounds, it may be double bagged and put in your garbage can. For information about our common wild animals, see this page on the Seattle Animal Shelter website.
You can also take injured wildlife [...]
(Below is pretty close to a copy of the text on the Seattle Animal Control website.)
Animals that make unreasonable noise can be reported to the Seattle Animal Shelter. Unreasonable noise includes loud and raucous, and frequent, repetitive, or continuous sounds made by any animal.
We should expect to live with some level of noise [...]
All pets, except cats and pigeons, are required to be on-leash when off their own property. The obvious exception is when the pet is at an off-leash park.
1 – If you see an animal running loose, it’s neighborly to let the owner know before taking further steps (we will deal with stray animals [...]
Molly is a rescue dog. Her former owner didn’t feed her, and she was starving. Now, a sturdy 4-5 year old, she’s all better, and she’s full of beans. But that early food scarcity experience shaped her behavior. She’s a dedicated kitchen counter surfer, an avid garbage can diver, and a sharp-eyed hunter of [...]
The Seattle Animal Shelter is responsible for enforcing the laws and codes involving animals within the City of Seattle. Humane Animal Law Enforcement Officers work seven days a week to ensure human and animal safety within Seattle. Call (206) 386-7387 to ask a question or file a complaint. (If you have a life-threatening situation involving [...]
Heeeeere’s Rocky! He’s 11 years old and slowing down a bit as far as taking long walks, but he’s still an avid ball chaser. He can chase balls for hours. And he’s never seen a ball he didn’t want to bring home. So if your dog’s favorite ball has gone missing, chances are Rocky [...]
Pinehurst loves its pets! I love seeing all the dog walkers on our streets and sidewalks, the cats who wander across my path, and even the rarer ferret, as long as it doesn’t burrow up my pant leg. Less lovable are the hopefully rare occurances of poop in the yard, incessant barking, and cats who [...]
Henry and Hazel – Pinehurst’s cute little Corgis. You may see Henry and Hazel out in the neighborhood on their daily walks. They’re Cardigan Welsh Corgis – with huge bushy tails that are usually wagging happily when they see other dogs and people on their walks (Henry the black one is extremely friendly and [...]
Meet Mensch. You’ll see him riding in his Eddie Bauer stroller while his adopted sister trots alongside, and his person, Cindy, pushes his 55 lean pounds. No, he’s not lazy (a common question); his front leg was amputated after he fell out of an open pickup at 8 weeks old. He is a great [...]