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July 4th - Reduced Shelter Hours & Reduced Adoption Fees

Shelter will be open on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm

Adoption Fee for Cats age 1 year+ -- $17.76

Have a safe and fun July 4th. Remember that your animals may be frightened by the noise. Keeping them inside where they are safe and leaving a radio on,might ease their stress.


MEOW's 10th Annual FUNdraising Auction

It was a night to remember.



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Fine Wines & Felines 2015 - Catsino Royale
Satuday June 20th from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
HUB Ballroom on UW Campus

Thanks to everyone who attended, who donated, who volunteered, and as a result made this event successful and fun. We're busy working on the numbers but it was evident that our everyone was very generous. We'll bet that we hit the jackpot and that Catsino Royale (and MEOW Cat Rescue) was a big winner!


Thank you again to our wonderful event sponsors and our local business donors.


June Adoption Special -- The Purrfect Cat for the Purrfect Price
In Celebration of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month and, with kitten season in full swing, there are more cats in need than ever. Therefore, for the month of June, we're offering a very special deal on adoptions. If you adopt a cat age 1 year and older you can "name your price" for the adoption fee(s).  Yes, that's can pay $5000 (which would floor us) or you can pay $0--or anything in between! 

It's our way of saying thank you for adopting a cat from a shelter and giving her a second chance at a happy and safe life.



Sunday July 12th - Bow Wow Meow Multi-Agency Adoption Event

Denny's Pet World in Kirkland

10 am - 2 pm

Celebrate summer in Seattle with an adoption luau at Denny's Pet World. MEOW will be there with several kitties available for adoption as well as several other rescue agencies. There will be fun things to do as well. Stop by, say aloha and maybe meet your new best friend.

Denny's Pet World is located at

12534 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034


Upcoming MEOW Outreach Events

We are going to be out and about this summer, probably in a location near you. If you're in the area, please stop by and say hi. We'd love the opportunity to catch up and perhaps introduce you to your new best friend.

Sat 7/4 Offsite Adoption Event at Mud Bay at University Village

Sat 7/11 Offiste Adoption Event at Mud Bay at Uptown (Seattle)

Sun 7/12 Bow Wow Meow Multi-Agency Adoption Event at Denny's Pet World, Kirkland

More Events...


Meet Journey, a new member of our MEOW Canine family. This 6-month-old Shiba Inu/Jundo mix is a sweet, energetic little pup. But her friendly personality is a surprise considering the rough start she had in life. Journey was born in South Korea. On New Year's Eve, someone set fire to Journey and her litter mates. She was the only puppy to survive. Journey suffered serious injuries to her front paws - her left paw is almost entirely gone, making it difficult for her to get around.

Read more of Journey's story and learn how you can help her.

Low Cost Spay or Neuter Surgeries Are Still Available

Do you have a cat or dog who hasn't yet been altered? We can help.

Browse the list of low cost clinics in the area. There is sure to be one near you.

Vouchers for Free Public Spay/Neuter Surgeries Available through MEOW

Thanks to grant funds received, we are continuing to provide needed spay/neuter surgery support to those in our community. Since we received our first grant mid 2010, we have funded over 2400 spay/neuter surgeries. Funds are available for feral or free-roaming cats, cats belonging to anyone needing financial assistance, and cats who qualify for our Toms & Moms program. While MEOW has often provided monetary support for community members needing financial assistance or those managing feral cat colonies, these additional grant funds help us do more. If you know someone who could use our help, please have them call the shelter (425-822-6369) or email us at

Top 3 Reasons to Spay and Neuter

  1. It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries have a surplus of companion animals and are forced to euthanize or disregard their great suffering. The surplus is in the millions in the United States. Cats are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific, as humans. They do not need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their numbers until there are good homes for them all.
  2. Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life. Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years, felines, 3 to 5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.
  3. Sterilizing your cat/dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is spread by bites and intact cats fight a great deal more than altered cats.


New Year's Resolution -- Find Love

5-13-15 Update: Tempest is still waiting patiently for her forever home. Perhaps we should rename her Snickers or Sweetie Pie, just in case folks think her name is too fitting. No matter what her name, we know that someone will call her, "the love of their life". We just hope it happens soon.  If you know someone looking for that special someone to share the summer and beyond, please mention Tempest to them.

Original New Year's Day Story - Can you help six of our longest term residents keep their New Year's resolution? Blanca, Holly & Nicholas, Susie, Tempest, and Thor have been at the shelter for way too long. Although we do our best to make them feel loved, shower them with affection, and let them know just how special they are, it just doesn't compare to having a home and family of their own. We would love nothing more than to start 2015 off just right by finding each one of these amazing cats their forever home. If your house is full, perhaps you know of a friend or family member who has resolved to find love this year -- you could play matchmaker and create happiness in two lives.


Tempest is a sweet senior lady who will celebrate her 12th birthday at the beginning of April. She has been at the shelter for almost 4 months, way too long for someone in their golden years. She is the cutist little lap cat that is quite outgoing despite her age. There's still a lot of life left in this girl. She loves to purr and reward you for all your attention to her. Her hobbies include gazing out windows, cuddling with her people, and playing with toys. Her favorites are cat charmers, feather toys, and toy mice. Tempest has lived with other cats and dogs and while she is friendly enough, she tends to be bullied and would prefer a home where she is the only pet. But this girl will keep you plenty entertained and loved in return.

If you are interested in meeting any of Tempest and making 2015 her best year ever, please fill out an adoption application and bring it with you when you come to visit.

Read Our Spring Newsletter

Several times a year, we pause, take a deep breath, and think about all of the wonderful things that have happened over the last few months. We then put these updates in our newsletter in order to share them with everyone who supports our work and believes in what we do.

Read Other Past Newsletters

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We have been honored with one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2014 from GreatNonprofits! We appreciate all of your reviews!

Thank you to everyone who took a moment to submit a review.

MEOW Cat Rescue License Plate Frames

Get yours today and help spread the good word about MEOW. Buy them online now via for just $5 plus $3 shipping (in the U.S.). Or, stop by the shelter and pick one up for $5. For international shipping, please contact the shelter at (425) 822-6369.





AniMeals Food Drive for Families in Need

We have been hosting our continual food drive for over three years now. We are thrilled to have donated so much pet food for the animals of families in need through Hopelink in Kirkland. Please stop by the shelter with your donation of dry or canned pet food. Sometimes all that is needed to keep a pet in his or her home is a little food and a little help.