Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Spiral
Spiral, a male bearded dragon, is truly a people lizard; he loves time out of his enclosure to cling to your chest or shoulder. He may look a bit intimidating with all his sharp looking spikes but we promise that they don’t hurt and are much softer than they look.
Come visit Spiral in the Critter Room at the Shelter. Staff or volunteers can tell you about caring for a bearded dragon, and you can find helpful information here.
Updates on previously featured pets:
Max (handsome cat) – available for adoption
Ramo (sassy Chihuahua mix) – adopted!
Taco (playful, people loving kitty) – available for adoption
GG (trusting and loving tabby cat) – adopted!
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption
Monica (sweet happy cat) – available for adoption
Beautiful Grace (elegant feline) – adopted!
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Pence & Penny (people loving grey bunnies) – adopted!
Argon & Fluorine (two little mice) – available for adoption
Chili & Chinni (friendly chinchillas) – adopted!
Disclaimer: 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. Happy adopting!
Help the Helpline fill its food pantry for neighbors in need
Back in August, we put out the call for men’s clothing for the Queen Anne Helpline’s clothing bank. The Helpline was in desperate need for men’s clothing and the response was fantastic (thanks, readers!).
Now, the Helpline needs your help again, this time to help fill its pantry shelves. The Helpline needs food to stock its emergency food shelves and take-home food bags for neighbors in need. The Helpline keeps these shelves stocked with non-perishable food items, so items that are shelf-stable are ideal.
Specifically, they need: peanut butter, crackers (packaged in sleeves, like Ritz or Saltines), individual serving juice and milk boxes, canned vegetables (corn, green beans, etc.), pasta sauce, granola bars, and fruit /applesauce cups. Any other non-perishable foods are welcome as well. Help fill the near-empty shelves!
Donations can be dropped off at the Queen Anne Helpline office at 311 W McGraw St between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday. However, please call 206.282.1540 first to make sure a Helpline staff member or volunteer is available to accept your donations.
Toulouse-Petit closed during food-poisoning investigation
Toulouse-Petit Kitchen & Lounge (601 Queen Anne Ave N) has been temporarily closed down by King County heath officials as they investigate possible food poisoning at the restaurant.
According to King County Public Health, six out of seven people from the same party ate at the restaurant and became ill with symptoms consistent with a bacterial infection such as Salmonellosis or Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli. The potential food source is still under investigation, but Public Health notes that the party had consumed food items that may increase the risk of foodborne illness, including raw beef and raw egg.
Public Health investigated the restaurant today and found “several problems including room temperature storage, inadequate refrigeration and improper cooling of potentially hazardous foods and cross contamination, which resulted in temporary suspension of the restaurant’s permit.”
Toulouse-Petit will be allowed to reopen after making corrections and Public Health is confident that the outbreak has ended.
It’s market day: Queen Anne Farmers Market special events & vendors
It’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. What better way to greet Fall than a sunny afternoon at the Queen Anne Farmers Market? Remember, Fall hours are in effect, which means you need to get to QAFM between 3pm and 7pm to fill your market needs.
Here’s the info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening:
Every Thursday: farm & food vendors can be found here
Musical Guest: Blues & folk from busker PK Dwyer, 5pm-7pm
Event Tent: Kids’ Extravaganza featuring coloring sheets, scavenger hunt, stickers, and much more, the fun starts at 5pm
Winery: Stomani Cellars
Make your plans now. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is today, Thursday, September 22nd, 3pm-7pm, W Crockett Street between Queen Anne Ave N and 1st Ave W.
Yes! Halloween on Queen Anne Ave is happening this year
We’ve had quite a few readers and business owners alike email us with the same question: when is the annual Halloween on Queen Anne Ave happening? The answer is a resounding yes! Halloween on Queen Anne is happening on Monday, October 31st from 3pm-6pm along Queen Anne Ave between McGraw & Galer Streets.
That’s right, Halloween may be well over a month away, but it’s a big deal on Queen Anne. Every year, nearly 2,000 trick-or-treaters go door-to-door on Queen Anne Ave for treats and spooky fun. And, thanks to the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce and Umpqua Bank, the plans are already in the works to have another great Halloween along Queen Anne Ave.
To keep trick-or-treaters safe, the Chamber needs volunteer crossing guards. If you are interested in helping out on Halloween and keeping the ghosts and goblins safe, contact Charley at 206.412.5802 or via email at charley@QueenAnneChamber.org
Start the countdown, Halloween in 43 days and counting…
Public meeting on Dog Off-Leash Area Master Plan is this Thursday
If you own a dog, this meeting is one to pay attention to – there’s a public meeting on dog off-leash areas this Thursday, following up on the City’s Draft Master Plan for People, Dogs, and Parks Plan and taking public comment. This meeting is the last opportunity dog owners have to comment on and speak up on the future of dogs and parks.
The meeting is at 6:30pm at the Miller Playfield & Community Center (330 19th Ave E), and attendees are encouraged to arrive early. If you cannot attend in person, you can also email your comments and feedback to Rachel.Acosta@Seattle.gov.
Over $100,000 was spent on the Master Plan and thousands of dog owners who want more dog parks and beaches provided feedback via a survey. Despite the fact that there are roughly 150,000 dogs in Seattle, there are only 29 acres dedicated to off-leash areas. But, the Master Plan doesn’t add new off-leash areas. Instead it only increases the Parks department’s maintenance of OLAs and enforcement by animal control officers.
On Queen Anne, we have only one off-leash area at Lower Kinnear Park, and many dog owners have provided feedback to Citizens for Off Leash Areas (COLA) that it is too small and not convenient for all of Queen Anne. Per the Seattle Queen Anne Dogs (SQAD), there are 8,000 dogs on Queen Anne and Kinnear Park’s off-leash area is only 0.1 acre. For reference, the total acreage of all parks on Queen Anne is 40 acres.
COLA and SQAD urge dog park supporters to go to the public meeting on Thursday or email Rachel.Acosta@Seattle.gov. You can also go to the COLA website and click to send a letter to City Officials asking for more and better dog parks.
If you’re a dog owner and want more dog parks – or, better yet, a dog park on Queen Anne that can server the furry four-legged residents – the Master Plan is important. If it goes into effect as-is, it will mean a future of no new off-leash areas, possible increases in fines, and more enforcement.