Kitty Hall Runs Seattle for a Day

A civic event raises awareness of the Seattle Animal Shelter and its cats in need of homes by taking over City Hall.

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In a meow-ment that is destined to go down in feline history, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray turned his office over to kittens this past Friday as part of the Second Annual Kitty Hall event wherein City Hall was pawsomely transformed into … Kitty Hall – complete with the issuance of an Official Feline Proclamation!

“Seattle has more households with cats than with dogs or children, further proving that cats are the ultimate household companion,” the Proclamation reads. “Cats embody the ideals of self-reliance, independence, and determination. When not invading newly vacated boxes, cats can be found lounging in the sun, chasing lasers, and keeping your house free of mice.”

The one-hour event was held in partnership with the Seattle Animal Shelter as a means to raise awareness of the shelter (which currently boasts more than 100 adoptable cats and kittens, among other animals), and promote feline adoption and fostering.

“If you have room in your home and your heart for an orphaned animal, this is a great opportunity to save a life,” said Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan.

Although no adoptions were performed on-site during the event, the public was invited to meet-and-greet (and cuddle and kiss) 11 balls of rolling, pouncing fluff who were on-hand, and people came out in droves! The best part, however, was seeing the kittens prancing on the Mayor’s Lectern, which definitely gave them some political cred!

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View Murray indulging in a purrfect playdate with the kitties in the Mayor’s Office.

Next up: a White House takeover? Hey, a kitten can dream!

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