Finding a Passion for Animal Welfare  

Clare Pedersen’s instant connection to Seattle Humane  Clare has never shied away from what she wants in life and starting her position as a board member with Seattle Humane was no different. Prior to Seattle Humane, she was on the board for a different organization, but realized it wasn’t quite the right fit.   “When you… Read more

Phil Sorgen

How a Special Needs Pup Showed Phil Sorgen the Power of Seattle Humane  As a parent of two alumni dogs from Seattle Humane, Phil’s experience with the organization was personal from the start. Their first dog, Gracie, was adopted in the old facility while their second dog, Joey, was adopted right after the opening of… Read more

Ann Johnson

Ann discovered her passion for helping animals in high school when she briefly adopted a stray Husky mix. As a board member, she is dedicated to helping pets stay with the people who love them and is an advocate for community education as well as animal welfare programs that service everyone.… Read more

Kathy Connors

As a board member for 10 years, Kathy has seen a lot of change during her time with Seattle Humane. Throughout the Capital Campaign, which raised funds for Seattle Humane’s new facility, Kathy played a crucial role in helping to fundraise and recruit supporters. When it comes to what’s next for Seattle Humane, Kathy is excited to work toward increasing equity in pet ownership and opportunities for people to connect with animals from a young age.… Read more

Leanne Webber

Leanne was first introduced to Seattle Humane through her mother, Barbara, who was a passionate supporter of the organization. She is now the chair of the board and is excited by what she sees as the future for Seattle Humane.… Read more

Bonnie Towne

Bonnie has always had a strong love for animals and while she knew about Seattle Humane, she did not become connected to the organization until she was asked to help with the Capital Campaign, which was to raise funds for a much-needed new facility. Once Bonnie became involved with Seattle Humane, she hit the ground running.  … Read more

Making Lasting Impacts

Kaycee Krysty first came to Seattle Humane in the ‘90s in search of a new furry friend to join her family. From the moment she walked into the shelter, she felt an immediate connection to the mission and quickly went from being an adopter to a driven advocate and team member for Seattle Humane. … Read more

Meet Our Newest Board Members

At Seattle Humane, we are extremely fortunate to have an amazing group of people on our board. This year we were excited to welcome four new members that bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and no shortage of passion to our team! … Read more

An Unexpected Path to Seattle Humane

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. … Read more