What we’re doing and how you can help!
We’re prepared to accept up to 300 dogs and cats from California animal shelters following the devastating wildfires that have left families and their pets stranded. Seattle Humane will receive animals from several flights over the next month. Staff and volunteers will also drive to California to physically pick up shelter pets at designated hubs. This will help relieve overcrowding in California shelters to open up space and resources for pets displaced by the fires, and for those in need of temporary housing. Seattle Humane will not take in pets separated from their owners in the disaster.
This is the latest update on California pet transfers to Seattle Humane:
- Nov. 20 | 11 kittens arrived by commercial flight at SeaTac Airport
- Nov. 23 | Small transfer of dogs arrived by commercial flight at SeaTac Airport
- Nov. 24 | Seattle Humane’s Life-Saver Rescue Team drove transfer vehicles to Yreka, Calif. and transported 30 dogs back to Seattle Humane
- Nov. 30 | 16 cats and kittens arrived by commercial flight at SeaTac Airport
We anticipate that many of these pets will be made available for adoption immediately following their initial check-ins, spay and neuter surgeries, and behavior assessments, and they likely will not require foster care. You can see adoptable animals as they become available on our adoption page.
But adopting any pet in our care will help animals in California by making room for new arrivals.
Please visit often for more updates, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @seattlehumane.
What can you do to help?
- ADOPT. If you’ve considered pet adoption over the holidays, now is the perfect time to give a loving home to a pet in need.
- DONATE. Your support makes animal transport, medical care, supplies, and adoption services possible.
- SHARE. Hit the share, retweet or regram on your favorite social media channel to spread the word.
- VOLUNTEER. Here’s how to get started.