In November of 2008, Pete Segall and his wife, Heather Dolin, went on a three-week trip to India. During their trip, they had the opportunity to spend a life-changing day working with animals at a shelter called Animal Aid. After returning home to Seattle, Pete and Heather were inspired to make working with animals a bigger part of their life. Lucky for us, that’s when Pete found Seattle Humane.
We have some suggestions that may help prevent your pet from developing separation anxiety, or just to make them happier and more comfortable being left alone. If your pet is already exhibiting signs of stress when left alone, we recommend that you consult with a behavior specialist because the training for this must be done carefully and methodically.
Each month, we feature a new foster parent to spotlight some of the incredible humans that are a part of our extended Seattle Humane family and that care for our animals outside of the shelter.
Seattle Humane’s Community Medicine program provides quality veterinary care for pets and families in need of assistance. We could not have made the sizable impact we did for so many pets and the people who love them in 2020 without the generous support of PetSmart Charities, which provided us with a $50,000 grant to expand access to affordable veterinary services.
Aggressive behavior is not a dog’s fault – it’s just behavior. In other words, all behavior – including aggression – is a reaction to something, but that doesn’t mean it’s the injured person’s fault.
Former Compass Housing Alliance COO Christopher Ross has joined Seattle Humane as its new CEO. Christopher brings an extensive background in nonprofit leadership, a commitment to the community and a deep love of animals.
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of Paula Littlewood, our beloved Interim CEO at Seattle Humane, who passed away from pancreatic cancer earlier this week.
On behalf of the CEO Search Committee and the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the selection of Christopher Ross as incoming CEO of Seattle Humane.
SPOT – Supporting Pet Owners in Transition – is a growing program that provides pet owners with shelter for their furry family members until they are in a better place to care for them again.
We’re two days away from the largest Wings of Rescue flight in history! More than 600 pets from five of the Hawaiian Islands will arrive at Boeing Field late Thursday morning, Oct. 29, where Seattle Humane will be waiting with many other PNW shelters to process these cats and dogs and get them ready for adoption.
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
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. We are now looking inward at what we need to do to… 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
Gabby, a deaf and beautiful long-haired cat, was abandoned at Seattle Humane only one month before her 10th birthday. Through Seattle Humane, she not only gained a loving home, but with the help of her foster, Kelly Wittman, a cure for her hyperthyroidism!
People and their pets are suffering this massive heat wave – today being the worst – and we want to share some resources to help cool off and find relief. Tips to Stay Cool Never leave pets alone in a hot car, as internal temperatures can spike immensely. Even if you have the AC on… Read more
Since the beginning of the pandemic, rain or shine, Dea Barnett and Leslie Wang have come to our shelter every week to help our Facilities team meet the City of Bellevue’s stringent weeding and native plant coverage requirements. It’s a daunting task, and the Facilities team could not be more grateful for their amazing gardening skills and devoted help!
Since last summer, more than 200 pets have been able to stay with their loving families because they received support through the Pet Owner Assistance Fund.