For a limited time, the Seattle Animal Shelter is offering adult cat and critter adoptions for only $5, plus applicable license fees. This special promotion is available from Saturday, June 21, through June 29.

The shelter is overflowing with 200 cats and critters waiting to find homes, and Shelter staff is hoping this promotion will encourage potential pet owners to adopt. Available critters include rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, birds, turtles, snakes and more. Both in-shelter and foster animals qualify for the special pricing.

With regular adoption prices ranging from $15 to $145 (plus applicable license fees), this promotion offers up to $140 in savings. The adoption fee includes:

•Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians;

•Initial vaccinations (cats only);

•Spay or neuter (cats and rabbits);

•Microchip (cats and rabbits);

•Deworming (cats only);

•Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency virus testing (cats only); and

•Two cans of food (cats only)

A two-year license fee for an adult cat is $27. Critter adoptions do not require licensing.

This promotion is made possible with funding from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

The Seattle Animal Shelter (2061 15th Ave. W.)  is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at