This July we were pumped to partner up with Seattle Animal Shelter and local photographer Renata Steiner. The shoot took place within the shelter and they had a full list of characters to photograph for sure.
Seattle Animal Shelter welcomes a variety of animals that need a home prior to finding their forever human so Renata turned her lens towards dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, mice, turtles and lizards. Seattle Animal Shelter has an impressive crew that helps run the facility and works with each animal. In a large city it can be daunting on how many animals need homes and medical care. We hope to help each animal find their perfect match and forever loving home with these incredible photos.
We at Lens and Leash want to thank Seattle Animal Shelter and Renata Steiner for taking their time to highlight these wonderful creatures and the crew that gives their time day in and day out to help them find their forever homes.
Lens And Leash: What Is Your Shelter/Rescue’s Name And What Year Was It Formed?
Seattle Animal Shelter: The Seattle Animal Shelter which was formed in 1972 and we currently have 38 employees and approximately 700 volunteers.
Lens And Leash: Where Is Your Rescue Located?
Seattle Animal Shelter: 2061 15th Ave W. Seattle, WA 98119
Lens And Leash: How Many Animals Can You House At A Time?
Seattle Animal Shelter: Around 60 (not including isolation or quarantine areas).
Lens And Leash: Are You Considered A No Kill Shelter? If Not, What Does That Mean?
Seattle Animal Shelter: Yes, we meet No Kill standards.
Lens And Leash: How Do You Encourage People To Adopt?
Seattle Animal Shelter: Adoption events, marketing, & social media.
Lens And Leash: Do You Have Any Events Or Projects That You Are Currently Running Or Planning For?
Seattle Animal Shelter: Nothing right now but you can learn about all of our events on our Facebook page.
Lens And Leash: If We Could Help In Any Way Possible, What Would You Ask For?
Seattle Animal Shelter: Adoptable photos of our hard to place dogs, showing their personalities.
Lens And Leash: What Is The Average Number Of Animals Needing To Be Adopted Each Month?
Seattle Animal Shelter: 50
Lens And Leash: What Are The Shelter/Rescue’s Goals For This Year?
Seattle Animal Shelter: Increase adoptions, return rate for lost pets and spay/neuter (S/N) for public.
Lens And Leash: What Is The Best Way For People In Your Community To Help?
Seattle Animal Shelter: Adopt, volunteer, foster, & donate.
Lens And Leash: What Is The Best Way To Help Reduce The Number Of Euthanizations Per Year Besides Spay And Neutering?
Seattle Animal Shelter: Adoptions coupled with S/N. We also believe educating the community on healthy, happy pet ownership and providing services that promote responsible pet ownership help reduce the intake for our local animal welfare community.