In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires are now devastating communities across the West Coast. The resulting unhealthy air quality is greatly impacting people and pets, especially in Eastern and Central Washington. In response to this unexpected need, Seattle Humane hosted a volunteer-led supply drive in the shelter parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 12.… Read more
The Pet Owner Assistance Fund is one of the many designated funds you can donate to during Seattle Humane’s first-ever Day of Giving. You to the rescue to save lives, complete families, and keep families together!
Seattle Humane is changing, and our windows reflect that change for all to see. The surge in the Black Lives Matter movement over the senseless killing of George Floyd one month ago prompted us to begin internal discussions about what kind of culture we’ve built here over more than a century. We have gained greater… Read more
Seattle Humane recognizes that all shelter environments cause stress in animals, and the best outcome for a pet looking for a new home is one that avoids this step completely. As the economic impacts of COVID-19 continues to put a financial strain on many families across the nation, it is immensely important to Seattle Humane… Read more
Seattle Humane supports and advocates for the safety of people and animals. We have witnessed the senseless loss of Black lives at the hands of law enforcement, and we raise our voices in solidarity with those protesting throughout our community. Black Lives Matter. For those who wish to learn more or get involved, please follow… Read more
During this unprecedented time in history, when so many people are struggling to make ends meet, Seattle Humane has joined an amazing regional effort to ensure pet owners are able to keep their animals happy and healthy by addressing food insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to a local call-to-action – echoed around the world – Seattle Humane has coordinated a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to WA Supplies Save Lives. This donation of medical suits, gowns, gloves, surgical masks, and other PPE was collected on Wednesday, March 25, for distribution to health care facilities around the state,… Read more
At Seattle Humane, we use something called a “touch stick” for new cats and cats who are afraid of human hands. Exactly like it sounds, a touch stick is a stick for touching, in particular for cats who might be afraid of or unused to human hands. It also helps assess the personality of feral… Read more
Are you 70 1/2 years young and have to make a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA before December 31? Do you want to take advantage of an easy tax-free way to support Seattle Humane’s work and help animals like Ernie find new families during this special time of year? It’s important to start the… Read more
YOU can help contribute to saving displaced Bahama cats by making a contribution: https://bit.ly/2JF6uC2 More than a dozen animals will be flown in from the country devastated by Hurricane Dorian; shelter also anticipates receiving animals displaced by California wildfires; more than 3,750 pets have been transferred to Seattle Humane so far this year. Earlier this… Read more
We are lucky to have a team of dedicated veterinary technicians to help our animals stay healthy. Each one has an undeniable passion for animal welfare, and we see it in the work they do each day. In light of National Veterinary Technician Week, join us in thanking them for their hard work and commitment… Read more
When it comes to estate planning, many folks are deterred from doing so because of the anticipated cost of retaining an attorney to provide advice and draft documents. However, basic estate planning may not cost as much as you think. To prepare estate plans, a lawyer may charge a flat fee between $300 and $1,200,… Read more
Seattle Humane and South County Cats are teaming up for a FREE spay and neuter day (cats-only) for income-qualified households on October 29! We’re also offering complimentary vaccinations, microchipping, nail trimmings and e-collars for feline friends. Space is limited! Call (425) 649-7560 or visit online to confirm your appointment. To see if you quality, or… Read more
As many of you know, every year, millions of puppies and kittens are inhumanely bred in mills across the United States. Many of them are neglected and die from inhumane conditions, but two young Washington State animal welfare advocates, Novia Liu and Ava Finn, are committed to change that. In 2018, California and Maryland both… Read more
Growing up with pets all their lives, Carol Anderson and Eric Botterbusch can’t imagine living in a home without furry companions. Their love for pets inspired their commitment to organizations that promote animal welfare. Carol and Eric’s involvement with Seattle Humane first began when they attended “Walk for the Animals” with their adopted rescue dog,… Read more
With July 4 quickly approaching, we want to give you the inside scoop on all things fun and safe for your furry family members this holiday. Kick off Independence Day with your pooch at Bellevue’s annual Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk to benefit the animals at Seattle Humane. This family-friendly 4k jog and… Read more
We would like to address our work and communications with shelter partners as it relates to the wildfires raging across Washington and other West Coast communities, the destructive hurricane events on the East Coast, and during the past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Low Animal Population While Seattle Humane has a wonderful, state-of-the-art facility – made possible by the community and for the community – public health guidance necessitated closing the shelter to the public for on-site visits in early March and moving a majority of our animal population into foster homes. During this time, we have focused… Read more
August and the height of summer is upon us, but it doesn’t seem like past summers most of us remember. The challenges presented by the pandemic, social unrest, and the harsh economic environment have presented us with the opportunity to deeply reflect on our values, priorities and perhaps even the meaning of life. This reflection… Read more
In these unprecedented and challenging times, many people are tackling projects while staying at home that have been on the back burner. The pandemic has also prompted planning for unexpected health issues and even death.… Read more
Starting the process of estate planning, which should include creating a health care power of attorney and directive, may seem daunting. But by taking incremental steps, developing a plan becomes manageable and easier than expected.… Read more
Seattle Humane has teamed up with three other local nonprofits – Northwest Harvest, The Museum of Flight, and Rainier Scholars — to host an Estate Planning Workshop series. In January, before the pandemic took hold and when in-person large gatherings were allowed, the first session of the series took place at The Museum of Flight.… Read more
Congratulations to the following staff and volunteers for being the recipients of our 2nd annual Kibbles & Catnip Awards! Thank you for your dedication to Seattle Humane and the animals and people we serve!