Shelter of the Month: The Motley Zoo

Shelter - Motley Zoo

Jackson’s Shelter of the Month this September is

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

in Redmond, Washington “The Evergreen State”

These are the cute and cool T-shirts that will help Motley Zoo Animal Rescue this month, courtesy of resQthreads and Arm the Animals.

Sep T-shirts

Thanks also to Stretch & Scratch for donating a whole case of scratchers! To Spirit Essences for donating a shelter sized bottle of Stress Stopper holistic remedy. And to Sunny Seat for donating window seats for cats!

Here’s more info about this month’s organizations.

 Motley Zoo logo

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

Motley Zoo is a rock and roll crew of over 100 volunteers, and half as many fosters.  They recently hit a milestone when they adopted their 1,000th pet since May 2009.

They even make their own rock-themed merchandise! Check out their rock'n'roll pet T's at

MotleyZoo Shop

Donation opportunities online

Here are a few words from the incredible crew at Motley Zoo:

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue (MZar) is an all-volunteer, foster based, no kill, 501c3 animal rescue charity.  Our goal is to improve and revolutionize what the community thinks of charity and rescue.  Our priority is to improve the lives of animals and people, through superior service and treatment of both.  We are the rescue that “can” when it comes to unusual and expensive medical and behavior cases, as well as many ages, sizes, breeds and species of animals!  We have earned a great reputation with nearly all of Washington’s shelters, many rescues, as well as government agencies, corporations and businesses far and wide.  We’re very active in the community in terms of cooperation and collaboration, as well as always make it a priority to get out there and spread the message of spay and neuter advocacy, rescue, and adoption!  Rock on!

Adoption info is online at



Facebook Page for Res•Q•Threads

$10 from every item purchased on the Res•Q•threads site is donated to the animal rescue/shelter of the purchaser’s choice. This month, #TeamCatMojo chooses Motley Zoo Animal Rescue!

Arm The Animals logo

Arm the Animals

15% from the sale of these two shirts will be donated to our shelter of the month.


Get 10% OFF your order when you use the coupon code JACKSON

SE since 1995 STACKED w Stress Stopper

 Spirit Essences: Holistic Remedies for Animals

Every Shelter of the Month receives a 32 oz. bottle of Stress Stopper.

Stress Stopper is formulated for all animals, not just cats.  It helps animals feel grounded and protected, which makes it great for the occasional, short-duration stresses that an animal faces: trips to the vet, thunder and lightning, fireworks, parties, vacuum cleaner, lawnmower, machinery, visitors and house guests, vacations (if the animal is boarded or has a pet-sitter), unusual noises (remodeling, construction, roadwork, etc.), arguments with other animals, repairpersons.  It is also good for animals who are left home alone all day, to prevent boredom and stress.

As you can see, Stress Stopper is an all-around remedy, which has made it one of the best-selling remedies in the Spirit Essences line.


Stretch & Scratch 

As a shelter volunteer, Joan Laisney saw scratch marks on cage walls and shelving by shelter cats’ attempts to perform natural behaviors: stretching their muscles, scratching to clean their nails and scent mark with paws.

After months of testing, Joan designed a scratcher for caged cats that is sturdy, easy to install and affordable in a tight economy.

Every Shelter of the Month receives a case of these awesome scratchers!  Thank you Stretch & Scratch!

  • attaches to most cage doors
  • mounts on the cage wall to save floor space
  • and keeps cage-cleaning easy
  • keeps cats exercised and entertained
  • encourages natural behavior
  • provides enrichment for quarantined cats
  • send scratcher home with kitty to ease stress
  • add Stretch and Scratch to your shelter’s “wish-list”
  • get scratchers donated by shelter supporters

Sunny Seat

Sunny Seat

The Sunny Seat installs in seconds to glass windows and doors and features industrial strength suction cups that hold up to an amazing 50 pounds!  They help give cats a getaway/hideaway above the floor traffic, which is especially useful in multi-cat or multi-animal households.

Our Shelter of the Month gets four of these great cat shelves!  Thank you Sunny Seat!