Animal shelter out of cat food, asks for public's help

Three hundred cats at Seattle Humane need your help.

The non-profit shelter is in the middle of kitten season, and staff is asking for help getting food for all the cats and kittens for whom they’re trying to find homes.

As of Tuesday afternoon, their pet food bank was completely out of cat food.

“Ordering it is best,” Seattle Humane’s Marketing Communications Manager Jenna Pringle said. Using the Seattle Humane link through Amazon also gives the organization a portion of the overall sale, part of the Amazon Smile program, she said.

Use this link to order on Amazon. The shelter's address for shipping is 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way in Bellevue, zip code 98005. People also can drop off food there.

This weekend, Seattle Humane is hosting Catapalooza, a two day discounted adoption event Saturday and Sunday at their Bellevue headquarters.

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“We have lots of kittens,” Pringle said. “But lots of times our older cats can be overlooked by the kittens.”

Older cats’ personalities are pretty well established, and they don’t always require as much attention as kittens, she said.

The Seattle Humane Pet Food Bank provides free pet food and supplies to low-income seniors and community members living with cancer or HIV/AIDS so they can keep their pets when they need them most.

The program currently serves more than 300 families in King County, staff said.

Through August 2, Seattle Humane adopted 3,515 cats and dogs in 2016.