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Entries from June 2014

Things You Should Know About Your Cat: Cat Behavior 101

June 24th, 2014 by master

Cat Behavior 101: What Your Cat Wants You to Know

If you have a new cat, thinking of getting a cat, or perhaps a cat with behaviors you just don’t understand, this is a class not to miss

PAWS Cat City is offering this brand new, free training event designed to help explain some of the mysteries behind cat behavior.

Tue, Jun. 24, 2014 7:00pm — 8:30pm

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Led by Steph Renaud, Supervisor at PAWS Cat City, it’s the perfect introduction for any cat owner wanting to understand why their cat behaves as he or she does, and get tips for building a better relationship.

Topics will include body language, the ideal home environment, sources of stress, the importance of play and litter box problems. This event is perfect for any cat owner or cat lover that wants to learn how to better communicate with their feline friends.

Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

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Feel free to do some advance reading on cat behavior in their Resource Library.

Class Information can be found at PAWS Cat City
5200 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite B, Seattle, WA 98105

Remember:

June is Adopt-a-Cat month, a national campaign by the American Humane Association. PAWS is celebrating too and, every Thursday in June, cats over three years old have their adoption fees waived! Meet cats at PAWS looking for forever homes.

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U-District Increased Height & Density Report Proposes Changes You Might Have Something To Say About

June 20th, 2014 by master

The Comment Period For the U-District Urban Design Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) Will End June 23

You are invited to comment on the Draft EIS which evaluates impacts of several possible Comp Plan and Land Use Code amendments, including changes that could alter height and density for the U-district.

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has the documents up on their website for the public to view.

Click Here for Draft EIS Documents

The DPD website lists the objectives of the proposal to include:

  • Better integration of land uses with the neighborhood’s future light rail station
  • Development standards to accommodate a greater variety of building types
  • Support for equitable communities with a diversity of housing choices

The public comment period for this Draft EIS is April 24 through June 23, 2014. For questions, or to submit comments, contact project manager Dave LaClergue at (206) 733-9668,dave.laclergue@seattle.gov, or

City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Attn: Dave LaClergue
700 5th Ave., Suite 2000
Seattle WA98124-4019

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U-District Increased Height & Density Report Proposes Changes You Might Have Something To Say About

June 20th, 2014 by master

The Comment Period For the U-District Urban Design Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) Will End June 23

You are invited to comment on the Draft EIS which evaluates impacts of several possible Comp Plan and Land Use Code amendments, including changes that could alter height and density for the U-district.

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has the documents up on their website for the public to view.

Click Here for Draft EIS Documents

The DPD website lists the objectives of the proposal to include:

  • Better integration of land uses with the neighborhood’s future light rail station
  • Development standards to accommodate a greater variety of building types
  • Support for equitable communities with a diversity of housing choices

The public comment period for this Draft EIS is April 24 through June 23, 2014. For questions, or to submit comments, contact project manager Dave LaClergue at (206) 733-9668,dave.laclergue@seattle.gov, or

City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Attn: Dave LaClergue
700 5th Ave., Suite 2000
Seattle WA98124-4019

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Advice on Navigating the Hillary Clinton Book Signing Tonight!!

June 18th, 2014 by master

From Seattle Refined, a blog in partnership with Komo News…here is a great post on how to navigate the Hillary Clinton Book Signing happening tonight:

Clinton will be signing copies of her new book at the University Bookstore at 5 p.m. this Wednesday. (Image: AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Navigating The Hillary Clinton Event At UW On Wednesday

By Britt Thorson Published: Jun 16, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be signing copies of her new book Hard Choices this Wednesday, June 18th, at the University Bookstore. We anticipate hundreds of people showing up – here’s what you need to know to get in, get signed, and get out!

1. She is only signing copies of Hard Choices that have been bought that day, June 18th, from the University Bookstore (in person, no online orders). No other memorabilia will be allowed in for signing, and no one without a book gets through.

2. Copies of Hard Choices bought at the Bookstore will come with an event entry wristband, which is your ticket into the signing at 5 p.m. There are limited copies available, aka a limited amount of wristbands available. The Bookstore opens at 9 a.m. – get there early to ensure you can buy a copy ($38.33 with tax) and get yourself a wristband.

3. No matter how much your Mom wants you to pick up a copy and get it signed for her, you can’t! One book per person, one signature per book. In fact, you can’t bring anything else in with you – all bags will be checked.

4. Parking is going to be even more awful than usual, so we highly suggest either getting dropped off or taking a bus. If you’re going to park in their lot, there’s a flat fee of $25 for three hours or more. They’re provided a map of all possible parking locations.

Good luck!

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June is Adopt-a-Cat Month: With Fee’s Waived, it’s a Purr-fect time to Adopt!

June 5th, 2014 by master

photo credit: PAWS Cat City

WITH ADOPTION FEE’S WAIVED FOR ADULT CATS EVERY THURSDAY IN JUNE, IT’S A PURR-FECT TIME TO FIND THAT NEW FELINE FAMILY MEMBER.

PAWS* (The Progressive Animal Welfare Society) joins the American Humane Association to inspire Washingtonians to consider cats as an ideal companion.

PAWS has announced that they are offering a unique special on cat adoptions in June; Adoption fees will be WAIVED for every cat over the age of three every Thursday in June.

We adopted a cat at Cat City back in December and it has been such a fun journey watching her settle into our family. Cats have such unique qualities to offer us as well as they keep themselves engaged working themselves up about squirrels, crows, and unfortunate bugs that end up buzzing around the window sills. Furthermore, cats are great insurance against any rodent problems in your basement! Stop into to Cat City and you won’t  be able to help but fall head-over-heels in love with a bundle of cuddly cuteness!

“Our adult cats offer so much love and companionship to cat lovers looking to either start their fur-families or expand them.” said Kay Joubert, Director of Companion Animal Services at PAWS. “Cats are the most popular pet in Seattle, which is why we opened Cat City in Seattle to complement our companion animal operations in Lynnwood.” Joubert said this special adoption program in June would help adult cats find their “forever homes.”

The University District has it’s own adoption location at Cat City (5200 Roosevelt Way NE).  There is also The Companion Animal Service shelter in Lynnwood at 15305 44th Avenue West. Hours and more information can be found online at www.paws.org.

*PAWS is a champion for animals–rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people.

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