Umpqua Bank hosted a Pet Adoption event for Saving Great Animals – West Seattle Herald

Umpqua Bank at 2620 California Ave SW in the Admiral District was the scene of a Pet Adoption event held Saturday April, 21 in support of Seattle based rescue matching service Saving Great Animals (SGA) Britni Curtis of SGA said, “We’re hoping to bring awareness and introduce people to dogs that are available.” SGA’s website states: “Saving Great Animals has been working tirelessly as a no-kill, foster-based rescue for the last 8 years. In 2007, SGA became an official member of Petfinder and is now working with a wide network of foster homes and numerous shelters around the state to find permanent homes for animals that are deserving of love and a family. Many of the dogs and cats we rescue would otherwise face unnecessary euthanasia.”

Sindy Staggers of SGA said, “We’re 2500 adoptions strong,” and explained, “We operate out of a foster system and the dogs need a place to kind of let their soul catch up with their body. We’re sort of a matchmaking service.”

Steve Siadek of Healthy Paws Pet Insurance brought SGA and Umpqua Bank together for the event. He explained that this company pays 90% of veterinarian bills. “You insure your dog or cat’s health and we’re going to be there for you. We’re the number one rated company in the country.” Siadek explained that “Today 1 1/2% of all pets have health insurance in the U.S. and we expect that to increase to 5%. As veterinary costs rise you can now give your pets a wide variety of treatments that will be covered.”

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