Seattle Animal Shelter Funds

The shelter has three funds set up to accept your donations.

Help the Animals Fund

Love a mutt? You'll love this fund. Your donation is put to work in numerous ways to promote animal welfare. Our top priority is to rehabilitate animals that are the subject of cruelty and neglect. Donations to this fund pay for veterinary care for shelter animals along with promoting educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals. This fund also supports the shelter's foster and volunteer programs ensuring that each animal receives loving care while at the shelter.

Pet Population Control Fund

Loving pet owners are responsible pet owners. The best way to prevent unwanted pets is through spaying and neutering. Since 1996, your donations have helped our municipal Spay and Neuter Clinic pay for the spaying and neutering of pets owned by low-income families. Donations are also used to educate the public about spaying and neutering along with purchasing the latest, safest surgical equipment.

Off-Leash Area Fund

This fund provides dedicated places for our canines to run and socialize. Donations directed here are used to create and maintain the many off-leash sites around the city. So unleash your generosity, and watch us do great things for our furry friends.

Start making a difference today by making an online donation. Or make your check(s) payable to the fund of your choice, and mail it to:

Seattle Animal Shelter/Donations
2061 15th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119

Please consult your tax advisor to find out if your donation is tax deductible. The Seattle Animal Shelter/City of Seattle tax identification number is 91-6001275.

We are registered with Washington State's Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting