WSVMA names Dr. Kuehl 2020 WSU Faculty Member of the Year

Dr. Katie Kuehl was named the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) 2020 WSU Faculty Member of the Year during a virtual ceremony in mid-October, just shy of her three-year anniversary as director of Seattle Shelter Medicine Rotation at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. “I am humbled to receive this award from… Read more

Seattle Humane Joining Partners for World Rabies Day Vaccine Clinics

Seattle Humane is working with several local animal shelters, nonprofits and government entities to create a multi-site vaccination clinic for World Rabies Day for the Rabies Hero campaign (part of Rabies Free Africa) on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Seattle Humane Supports Shelter Partner in Wake of Washington Wildfires

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

Update on Seattle Humane’s Disaster Relief Efforts

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.

COVID-19 and our Animal Population

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

Virtual Estate Planning Workshop

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

Reflections from Seattle Humane

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