What We Do : About Us

About Us 


The Humane Society for Seattle/King County (also known as Seattle Humane Society) was founded in 1897. We are a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of our region with a variety of programs including adoptions, veterinary services, dog training classes, a pet food bank, and humane education for children of all ages. Through our outreach, advocacy, and services, we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all.


Mission Statement 

Seattle Humane Society brings people and pets together for lifelong relationships.


What Sets Seattle Humane Society Apart

  • 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 more than 6,000 animals a year. With no time limits.
  • We achieved a 97 percent Live Save Rate in FY 2012, 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.
  • We are a 4-Star Charity. Charity Navigator has rated us among the top 4% of U.S. charities.
  • 80% of our budget comes from donations. We receive no local, state or federal funding.

See What We Did Last Year


Learn More


Annual ReportRead Our 2012-2013 Annual Report

imgStrategic Plan Summary: 2010 – 2014




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