Former Foster Cat Helps Foster Kittens

I’ve been volunteering with Seattle Humane for 10 years. Six years ago, I foster failed with a beautiful Siamese cat, Cuddles. Since adopting Cuddles, she has stepped up and helped me foster dozens of kittens. Kittens with no mommy get the benefit of a bath, warmth and learning all things “cat.” — EVELYN B.R.… Read more

“Fospice” Cats Leave Lasting Impression

I began fostering cats for Seattle Humane a little over seven years ago, and after I had fostered just a few, one of them was returned with kidney disease and he became my dear “fospice” (foster hospice) Fitz-kitty, a very gentle soul, who was with me most of the time until he died about a… Read more

Generations of Support for Seattle Humane

I first learned about Seattle Humane when I was a child. My grandma lived in Eastgate and was an early volunteer and adopter. This was when it was newly converted from the vet clinic to a shelter. I remember going with her one time and seeing the tags on the dogs cages that showed how… Read more

Volunteering Strengthens Mother-Daughter Bond

I have been volunteering at Seattle Humane off and on for 25 years. My first volunteer experience was in 1996 when I was struggling to find common ground with my 13-year-old daughter. I knew that we both loved animals, so I convinced her to attend a group foster training at SH ‘just to check it out, not necessarily… Read more

Happy Adoption Tail: Kaia

I knew from the first moment I saw her that she was my girl. Five months old, eager for love and attention, but still nervous and submissively peeing when you reached out a hand due to whatever horrible situation she was in before she arrived. I was 20, had recently dropped out of college, and… Read more

Diabetic Senior Cat Gets New Lease on Life

Seattle Humane gave me my fur baby Lulu. She was the longest standing resident at the time and was clearly loved by all the staff and volunteers. She was 11 when I adopted her and diabetic. I had never had a diabetic cat before, so I was nervous about giving her insulin every 12 hours… Read more

Adoption Update: Karma

We adopted Karma (formerly known as Beauty) from Seattle Humane on October 12, 2013. She was a pregnant stray transferred from the Yakima Humane Society. She was very timid and was very fearful of everything. She wouldn’t let anybody but my husband and I touch her. She was terrified to go out into the yard and… Read more

Adoption Update: Doris

I met Doris Rose when I was volunteering on the MaxMobile in 2013. When the side panel doors were lifted, all the other kitties except Doris sat quietly and calmly. In contrast, Doris began rapidly moving in her cage, catching my eye as she paced back and forth and then began eating her kibble out of the dish by scooping it… Read more