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Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: China & Vesper

March 28th, 2014 by Laura

On Fridays we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Wednesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.

Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet.

Updates on previous pets:
Neva (Siamese kitty) – adopted!
Godiva (black & white kitty) – available for adoption
Murasaki (Calico kitty) – available for adoption
Slim (corn snake) – availalble for adoption, now in a foster home, call 206-684-0685, or send email

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Meet China & Vesper

The Seattle Animal Shelter has all sorts of adoptable animals, and today we’re featuring a pair of Chinchillas!

China Vesper 2014-03-27 1China and Vesper are an adorable, bonded, duo of chinchillas and must be adopted together. Like most chinchillas, they are an active pair – they love their free-range time, and are fun to watch while they play and perform their acrobatics. Taking dust “baths” is one of their favorite activities. And they like to be scratched behind the ears.

Chinchillas are nocturnal (active at night) and extremely energetic and playful. They need a room, or large enclosure for running, leaping and playing around. Chinchillas are social animals, and they do best in pairs. They also enjoy spending time with their human friends in a chinchilla-safe play area.

China Vesper 2014-03-27 2“Chins” have a sensitive digestive system and should be fed well-formulated chinchilla pellets and good-quality hay. Dust to bathe in should be offered on a regular basis. With good care, chinchillas can live to be 15 to 20 years old. Potential adopters should have some prior chinchilla experience or have done extensive research on care needs.

China and Vesper (SAS ID #14-13776-1 & 2) are being adored in a foster home; they are not at the Shelter. If you would like to meet them, please call the foster care hotline at (206) 684-0685 or email sasfostercritters@gmail.com.

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