Over a Century of Caring
Founded in 1897, Seattle Humane was the first humane organization to serve King County. Originally devoted to animal issues involving stockyards and slaughterhouses, Seattle Humane later provided animal control services. In 1972, the City of Seattle and King County established their own animal control divisions, and Seattle Humane moved to Bellevue as a private nonprofit dedicated to saving and serving pets in need. True to our mission, we offer pet adoption, humane education, a Pet Food Bank, and spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners. Through our outreach, advocacy, and services, we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. 

What’s Different About Seattle Humane?

  • We are an independent, nonprofit organization. We are not affiliated with city or county animal shelters or with any other humane society locally or nationally.
  • We save 7,000 animals a year. With no time limits.
  • We achieved a 98 percent Live Save Rate in FY 2015-16, one of the highest in the nation.
  • 80 cents of every dollar donated benefits the animals. Your donation goes directly to the care of homeless pets.
  • Seattle Humane received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator – the nation’s leading charity evaluation group.
  • 82% of our budget comes from donations. We receive no local, state or federal funding.

Well Hello There!

Frida blossomed into a social butterfly. She now loves going to the park and snuggling. She has filled my heart with happiness since adopting her almost two years ago!

Rachel