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Mayor Ed Murray renamed City Hall to Kitty Hall for the day Tuesday to highlight the Seattle Animal Shelter's adoption and foster care programs.

The Mayor issued a proclamation announcing the name change.

On Tuesday at Kitty Hall kitten cuddlers patiently waited their turn to enter a tent where there were four to seven kittens at any given time. Following the plaza event, the kittens made their way to the 7th floor at Kitty Hall, where Mayor Murray thanked the shelter volunteers for their efforts and got in some kitten cuddle time of his own.

The shelter currently has more than 200 cats and kittens available for adoption, both at the shelter and in foster homes. The kittens at Tuesday s event are all currently under the care of foster parents.

The Seattle Animal Shelter relies on volunteers to provide temporary foster care in their homes to rehabilitate and nurture sick, injured and immature cats and kittens or to just give adoptable cats a break from the shelter environment.

Visit the shelter s website for more information about the foster care program.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave. W. It's open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. The phone number is 206-386-7387 (PETS). Pets available for adoption can be viewed online at

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