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Cats takeover Seattle 'Kitty Hall' for annual adoption event

Cat-lovers were invited down to Seattle City Hall Thursday afternoon when felines of all ages took over "Kitty Hall."

In an annual event to raise awareness for pet adoption, Seattle City Hall took the name of "Kitty Hall" on Thursday.

Kittens and cats took over the downtown building from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to promote shelter adoption. The majority of the felines on hand were available for adoption.

Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a proclamation renaming City Hall for the fifth annual event.

A photo booth and educational displays highlighted the Seattle Animal Shelter and its programs. The adult cats competed to be named "Kitty Council President."

"Whether you're looking to find your lost pet, purchase or renew a pet license or adopt a new pet for your family, the Seattle Animal Shelter is there for you," Durkan said in a press release ahead of Thursday's event. "We are always looking for ways to make sure people are aware of the great work the shelter is doing in Seattle, and Kitty Hall is the PURR-fect opportunity to bring our pet-loving community together – and hopefully find good homes for some adorable kittens."