The Seattle Animal Shelter will be closed Thursday in observance of the Fourth of July.
The shelter asks that if you find a stray animal on the holiday to care for the animal until Friday, when the administrative offices and field services will be open.
The following veterinary hospitals will be open for emergency care for an injured animal:
Animal Critical Care & Emergency Services
11536 Lake City Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
Emerald City Emergency Clinic
4102 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Humane law-enforcement officers will be not available Thursday, so any life-threatening situations involving both a human and an animal should be reported to the Seattle Police Department.
The shelter also offers these tips to protect pets on the holiday:
- Keep pets indoors or otherwise secured when fireworks are being shot off
- Consult a veterinarian beforehand if you think a pet may need to be sedated
- Do not take pets to public fireworks displays
- Make sure pets are wearing proper identification
The shelter’s regular hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.seattleanimalshelter.org or 206-386-7387.