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Published on April 03, 2024
Seattle's City Hall Goes Purr, Kitty Hall Event on April 11, Promises Adorable Pet AdoptionsSource: Facebook/Seattle Animal Shelter

Feline fans, mark your calendars. A swarm of kittens is set to invade the hallowed halls of City Hall and you're invited. City officials have decided to temporarily replace bureaucracy with mewling on April 11 for a paws-itively heartwarming event. Seattle Animal Shelter's Annual Kitty Hall, running from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., will turn the Bertha Knight Landes Room into a pet adoption extravaganza. This year, it's not just about the kittens, as two guinea pigs, Gabby and P.B., will also be making a debut, hoping to find forever homes alongside their feline friends, according to the City of Seattle.

In an unsurprising twist, City Hall is about to quickly become substantially cuter than ever before. "Listen up right, Meow!" urges The Scoop. The event, which coincides with National Pet Day, offers an opportunity to meet, greet, and hopefully adopt a small companion. Visitors can also get information on pet licensing and other services, while treating themselves to a photo op in the Kitty Cam Photo Booth. It's rumored there will be an election too—of the Kitty Council President, that is, among the adoptable adult cats.

The Seattle Animal Shelter and the Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) team are enthusiastically rolling out the red carpet—or perhaps more accurately, the scratching post—for potential adopters. Anyone willing to open their hearts and homes will be greeted by several "kitty stations," where they can interact with the adoptable cats and kittens, and even take one home the same day after completing the necessary paperwork.

Don't be fooled by the cute faces and purrs; this is serious business. City Hall has found an ingenious way to surely draw public attention while raising awareness for animal adoption. The idea of combining national observance with local action is a stroke of marketing and compassionate genius. "We are not kitten around," The Scoop quotes, underscoring the sincerity behind the whiskered façade. Mark your timetables and get ready to say hello to your possible new bundle of fur.