Seattle Humane is one of the region’s leaders in animal adoption, education and welfare. Our top priorities are to connect animals in need of rescue with loving families, and keep pets with the people who love them. Through our outreach, advocacy, and services we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all.
Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography.
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At Seattle Humane, our leadership team reflects the values we embrace. We are dedicated to providing quality compassionate service to animals and our community.
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Seattle Humane is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our funding comes from the generosity of individuals and local businesses, and your donations are tax deductible.
We are always looking for great people to join our team at Seattle Humane.
We've been around a hundred years
Our story started in 1897. A hundred years ago, we were devoted to animal issues involving stockyards and slaughterhouses. In 1972, the City of Seattle and King County established their own animal control divisions, and we moved to Bellevue. Since then, we’ve been a private nonprofit dedicated to saving and serving pets in need.
What sets us apart
Seattle Humane is a managed-intake shelter. This means we accept animals by appointment to provide the best care. When pets are brought to us requiring medical attention, our veterinary team works hard to save their lives. If an adopted pet requires training to thrive in his or her new home, we provide it. We strive to give animals the care they deserve for as long as it takes us to find them a loving home.
True to our mission
We are more than a shelter – Seattle Humane is a community resource center, providing adoption services, a pet food bank and support for pet owners, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and wellness exams, humane education for all ages and more. All made possible through the support of a generous community.