Kittens and Critters to take over ‘Kitty Hall’


The cutest and cuddliest event of the year will happen on Thursday, April 11, with the return of “Kitty Hall,” a beloved citywide adoption event where adoptable kittens and cats take over Seattle City Hall for the day.  

Hosted by the City’s Seattle Animal Shelter, the event invites members of the public to meet, greet and hopefully adopt a kitten or cat in the shelter’s care. This year’s event is special in two ways: first, it falls on National Pet Day and second, for the first time ever, kittens will be joined by cuddly critters, guinea pigs, who are also looking for forever homes.  

“Pets play such an important role in our lives by providing us with unconditional love and companionship, and the bonds we make with our pets reward us with so many wonderful memories,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell. “I’m so pleased to partner with the Seattle Animal Shelter and open up City Hall to help these adorable kittens, adult cats, and other critters find their forever homes.” 

It will take place in the Kitty Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Ave.  

Members of the public can visit several kitty stations to meet cats and kittens eligible for adoption, visit booths with information on renewing a pet license and other outreach services available, as well as snap a photo in the Kitty Cam Photo Booth. And of course, members of the public will have a chance to cast their vote for adoptable adult cats who are vying to be named the “Kitty Council President.”  

The shelter will also have a couple of special guests — guinea pigs, Gabby and P.B. — who are also up for adoption and looking for a loving home.   

All of the kittens, cats and critters at Thursday’s event will be available for adoption, and adopters will be able to take home their cat or critter as soon as they complete their adoption paperwork at the event.  

“The Seattle Animal Shelter is committed to being a community-centric shelter, one that meets residents and pets where they are, and in this case that means bringing adoptable pets directly to the community,” said Seattle Animal Shelter Director Esteban Rodriguez. “We look forward to welcoming the public to this year’s Kitty Hall and hopefully connecting all of these kittens, cats and critters with loving homes.”  

Visit the Seattle Animal Shelter web page today to learn about adoptable pets and foster opportunities: