Burien C.A.R.E.S. (Community Animal Resource & Education Society) is a non-profit 501 c(3) Corporation. We are the Animal Care & Control authority for the city of Burien, Washington, and operate a no-kill community animal shelter that houses and cares for Burien’s strays, and adopts out unclaimed animals to new loving families.\n\nOur primary concerns are public safety, the health and welfare of Burien’s domestic animals, and enforcing the relevant laws and ordinances of Burien, King County, and Washington State.
The Camano Animal Shelter Association (CASA) was established in 1998. CASA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal shelter. CASA cares for over 600 lost, abandoned and surrendered cats and dogs, per year. We are proud to say that all animals that are adopted from us will go home spayed/neutered. CASA’s mission is “Bringing together animals in need and caring people, forever enriching their lives. We strive to provide quality care and service to the animals and people of our community while encouraging and promoting responsible pet ownership.
Concern for Animals (CFA) was incorporated in 1980 to provide integrated programs for low-income families and at-risk individuals with pets in need of spay/neuter assistance, veterinary medical attention, pet food and more. CFA offers financials assistance to those that qualify for care and supplies in order to avoid animal abandonment and shelter euthanasia. In addition to assistance programs, CFA also provides a small adoption program for homeless animals. CFA also appears for legislation and prosecution that moves towards the betterment of animal welfare.
Everett Animal Services provides for the well-being of the animals and the community through progressive animal sheltering, education, and municipal code enforcement. The Shelter is open daily. Come by and visit us and see if your new forever furry friend is here waiting for you.
Humane Society of Jefferson County, WA. was incorporated as a Non-Profit Corporation in October 2008 and was granted tax exempt status under section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in March 2009. The Secretary of State of the State of Washington registered the Humane Society in its Charities Program in March 2009.
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is a rock and roll themed, volunteer run, foster based, 501c3 nonprofit corporation located in Redmond, Washington. Since 2009, Motley Zoo has rescued and rehomed over 1700 animals- primarily dogs and cats, although as the name “zoo” implies, we are available for other types of animals when foster homes are available.
Motley Zoo also runs Rock Star Treatment Dog Daycare in downtown Redmond- a 6,000 square foot Studio with 4 play rooms where dogs can go to play while their families are at work. This is considered Motley Zoo’s “year-round fundraising program”, which raises funds for the rescue. The facility is staffed by dedicated volunteers, dog trainers and other experts giving of their time to save lives. In home boarding options for clients are also available as well as rental of Studio space for other trainers, dog playgroups and for other events- we even had a couple become engaged with a puppy play group around them.
Motley Zoo’s crew consists of over 150 volunteers who are committed to bettering the lives of animals in need. By working to unify the community as well, especially through Rock Star Treatment Dog Daycare, Motley Zoo is changing the lives of pets and people in Washington State.
Founded January 7, 2009, Prevent Homeless Pets (PHP) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) dog and cat spay/neuter clinic in south-eastern Washington state. We opened our own stand alone clinic September 6, 2013 in Benton City, WA.
Wags to Riches was established in 2008 and is an all-volunteer, 501(c) (3) no-kill organization. Animals are either placed into foster homes or at our animal rescue center (ARC). Our mission is to insure every dog and cat that pass through our doors will never again be subjected to the neglect, cruelty and/or abandonment that brought it to Wags in the first place. They will be made whole again or as close to whole as can possibly be achieved, then placed into carefully selected homes, where they will love and be loved until their time on earth is done. At the same time we will make sure that they no longer participate in the over-population problems of our area.
While a rescue’s most obvious cause is to save and re-home the unfortunate we must be and do more. We must strive to end the need for us to exist. To that endeavor, our four most successful programs do just that.
The Senior Pet Companion Program, keeps dogs in the homes of our valley’s senior citizens through the efforts of volunteers, by providing food, veterinary support and transportation to vet and grooming appointments.
Our Early Childhood Education Program goes into valley schools teaching not only the importance of dog safety but responsible ownership while our children are still impressionable and able to break the chain. It also teaches bite-proofing. Our newest component “Casey’s Kid’s Wall of Kindness” has kid’s promising to always be kind to pets and committing to that by signing a paw print and then placing it on the wall. We also talk about important issues such as stranger danger and anger and how to deal with it.
Our Spay it Forward program assists low-income people spay/neuter their pets. In just the past 2 years we have paid for the spay/neuter of 618 dogs and cats. This is a huge impact on the pet over-population in our area when you consider that, nationwide, 1,250 unwanted pets are euthanized every hour of every day.
Our Guardian Angel Emergency Medical fund assists with critical and urgent medical issues for pets that are homeless or whose owner cannot afford the life-saving surgery. In many cases those animals come to Wags and are placed with medical fosters and then new homes are found for them after they are healed.
Wags to Riches has proudly won three Real Heroes awards from the Yakima Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and one Humanitarian Hero Award for the creation of the Senior pet Companion Program.
Our Mission Statement: To make spay and neuter services for dogs and cats in Whatcom County accessible to the underserved community.
WCHS values the human/animal bond, provides stewardship for homeless pets, and promotes compassionate treatment of all companion animals.
Out of deep respect for companion animals, WCHS provides
- A modern, humane sheltering facility for homeless pets
- Affordable spay/neuter program
- Adoption services for homeless animals
- Community education and opportunities for community service
The idea for a new independent animal shelter in Whitman County came about after an article was published in the Daily News detailing how impending budget cuts due to I-695 could severely impact the operations of the Pullman Animal Shelter.
A small group of concerned citizens from Pullman and surrounding areas formed a task force to discuss the plight of the former Pullman Animal Shelter, the tragic loss of life at the shelter, and the sad irony of having an inadequate and inhumane animal shelter in a town renowned for its veterinary teaching hospital. This group first met on February 16, 2000 around the kitchen table in Ray and Cathy Schulhauser’s home. They approached the City of Pullman to offer a solution to the animal care situation when budget cutbacks made it impossible for the city to adequately staff and maintain its animal shelter facility. The task force formally organized into the Whitman County Humane Society, Inc. and subsequently entered into negotiations to contract with the City of Pullman to provide management services for the existing pet shelter.
The Society has been operating the facility since July 1, 2000.
Under WCHS’ management, several policies were initiated that more closely supported the organization’s mission statement. Under city management, overcrowding was addressed with a high euthanasia rate with very short time limitations on the lives of the animals. Because the Society and the community at large did not feel that this was an acceptable or humane management of the pet overpopulation problem, the Board of Directors committed to run a no-kill organization. No adoptable animals have ever been euthanized because of lack of space. Service was improved by fully staffing the existing shelter with trained animal care professionals.
The founding board members included Ray and Cathy Schulhauser, Carmel Travis, Robin Germain, Steve Barr-Jorgensen, Lauri Sue Torkelson, former shelter manager Bill Clark, veterinarian of record Dr. Chris Stone, attorney Jean Campbell, and advisory board co-chairs Mike and Susie Hardy Gormsen. Thanks to the Gardner House and Lauren McCluskey Foundation, we have been able to expand our facility and we have several more kennels to take care of the hundreds of cats we care for annually.