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November 3, 2012 at 12:30 PM

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November pet events: Cat deals, pet expo and a turkey feast

When the weather turns damp, it's nice to curl up in a cozy chair with a warm furry friend. If you're looking for a new cat to share that chair, Seattle Animal Shelter has a deal for you.

The shelter is waiving adoption fees on adult cats for a limited time so it can make room for felines coming in from an ongoing surrender in a cruelty investigation. Finding homes for the adoptable cats will enable the shelter staff and volunteers to focus on rehabilitating the cats coming in from the investigation. For information on adoptions, see the "Adopt a Cat for Free" item below.

Other events happening this month include the big America's Pet Expo, Tukwila Pool's Pooch Plunge, Dog Nutrition Education and Feast for the Turkeys.

Adopt a Cat for Free: Noon-6 p.m. Nov. 3-4, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W. Seattle. Seattle Animal Shelter is waiving the adoption fees on adult cats. Adopters will pay only the cost of a license ($27 for Seattle residents), for a cat 6 months or older. Details about services included in an adoption package and the regular fees are available at: http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/adoption-fees.htm. You can see many of the pets available for adoption on the shelter's website.
http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/

America's Family Pet Expo, Washington: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 4, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. See and learn about horses, birds, reptiles, fish, dogs and cats at this two-day event. Visit the website for a schedule of shows and activities including JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show, FeatherDance - Dancing with Friesians and Avian Actors of Hollywood. The event includes a pet adoption area and pet product vendors. General admission is $6-$12. Active and retired military with ID and ages 5 and younger free. Parking is free.
http://petexpowa.org/

Dog Nutrition Education: 5 p.m. Nov. 3, Fido-N-Scratch, 140 Lakeside Ave., Ste. A, Seattle. Learn about nutrition-related health and behavior issues with Patti Howard of Pawsitive Packleader.
http://barkofseattle.com/

Pooch Plunge: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4, Tukwila Pool, 4414 S. 144th St., Tukwila. Dogs get to take the last swim before the pool closes for renovations. Preregistration is encouraged. Call: 206-267-2350.
http://www.tukwilapool.org/

Fabulous Felines: Noon-3 p.m. Nov. 10, Ravenna Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle. Meet cats that are ready to move out of foster care and into new homes at this adoption event for Seattle Animal Shelter.
http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/

Desperate House Cats: Noon-3 p.m. Nov. 10, Petco stores in Issaquah and Puyallup. Pawsitive Alliance is hosting cat adoption events in Issaquah (975 NW Gilman Blvd.) and in Puyallup (3717 S. Meridian St.).
http://www.pawsitivealliance.org/desperate-house-cats-adoption-event.html

Cool City Pets: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 17, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W. Seattle. Meet and learn about small animals available for adoption including hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, rats, guinea pigs and mice.
http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/

Santa Paws: 2-5 p.m. Nov. 17, Molbak's, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville. Have your dog's photo taken with the jolly fellow in the red suit. Your $20 donation benefits Seattle Humane Society.
http://www.molbaks.com/events.html

Feast for the Turkeys: 3-7 p.m. Nov. 24, Pasado's Safe Haven. Turkeys are the guests of honor not the entree at this Pasado's Safe Haven event. Tour the sanctuary and meet Butterball and the other rescued turkeys before a vegan dinner. Suggested donation: $75. To register, see the website.
http://www.pasadosafehaven.org/

Senior Pets are the Best: All month. Seattle Humane Society, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue. Seattle Humane Society celebrates senior pets by the waiving adoption fees on cats 7 years and older and reducing adoption fees to $50 for all dogs 7 years and older. For hours and details see the website.
http://www.seattlehumane.org/

Got a pet event? Send information to tailsofseattle@seattletimes.com.


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