Feline admirers filled the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall, Dec. 13, to patiently wait their turns to spend a few minutes with precious kittens and, organizers hoped, bring home one or two. Within the first half hour, around seven applications had already been submitted, and one staffer said the event was a great, fun way to remind people that the Seattle Animal Shelter had plenty of friendly cats and kittens ready to join families. Visitors could meet groups of kittens by stepping into mesh tents and settling down on cozy blankets to let the little paws explore. Older cats were also available to meet and, more importantly, campaign; Riley, Hermione and Sid were candidates for Kitty Hall president, a position visitors could vote for after careful consideration of each cat’s pros, cons and softness. Their paw-licy chops may require further development. This was the first Kitty Hall since the pandemic began in 2020, and the event corresponded with the Seattle Animal Shelter’s 50th anniversary.
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