The Humane Society of Skagit Valley is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 to provide a safe haven to shelter and care for the abandoned, abused, or unwanted animals within Skagit County; to treat the animals with dignity and respect; to place these animals into loving and caring homes; to create public education programs that increase the awareness of humane treatment and the necessity of spay and neuter of all animals; and to coordinate resources for housing and placement of small animals evacuated during disaster. We are not a county or city municipal shelter, although we do contract with Skagit County and a number of cities to provide services to them. We are a private non-profit shelter that relies heavily on fundraising events throughout the year as well as donations and gifts left to us in wills. We truly appreciate the generosity of our community members as well as the amazing efforts of our volunteers at the shelter and at our fundraising events.
We are an open-admission facility. We do not pick and choose our pets, but accept any companion animals who need our care. We see over 2500 animals pass through our shelter each year. We provide care, comfort, and medical care to the animals that come through our doors. Even animals that have extensive medical needs get the attention they require.
To provide a safe haven to shelter and care for the abandoned, abused, or unwanted animals within Skagit County; to treat the animals with dignity and respect; to place these animals into loving and caring homes; to create public education programs that increase the awareness of humane treatment and the necessity of spay and neuter of all animals; and to coordinate resources for housing and placement of small animals evacuated during disaster.
Whereas, we are responsible for the welfare of those animals that we have domesticated and those upon whose natural environment we have encroached; and
Whereas, all utilization of animals gives us neither the right nor the license to exploit or abuse them; and
Whereas, all life possesses an inherent value and is thus deserving of considerate treatment.
Therefore, be it resolved that the Humane Society of Skagit County and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals encourages the public to adopt the following guidelines and further expects our membership to agree with these principles:
- We will not kill animals needlessly nor for entertainment, nor to cause pain or torment.
- We will provide adequate food, water, shelter, and care for animals for which we have accepted responsibility.
- We will not use animals for medical, educational, or commercial experimentation or research unless absolute necessity can be demonstrated and unless such is done without causing pain and torment.
- We will not maintain animals that are used for food in a manner that causes them discomfort or denies them an opportunity to develop and live in conditions that are reasonably natural for them.
- We will not kill animals for food in any manner that does not result in instantaneous unconsciousness.
- We will not confine animals for display, impoundment, or as pets in conditions that are not comfortable and appropriate.
- We will not permit domestic pets to propagate.
Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) provides King County with sustainable, cost effective services that protect people and animals, while providing humane animal care. Our organization is built on the cornerstone values of compassion and service. We demonstrate this commitment in the countless hours spent by staff and our RASKC volunteers to save animals’ lives at the shelter and in the field. By collaborating with community partners, we are able to expand our programs and resources to provide even greater value to our residents.
South County Cats is an all-volunteer nonprofit spay/neuter assistance organization serving south King County. Since 2006, more than 13,500 cat spay/neuter services have been facilitated through South County Cats’ programs, which include companion cat spay/neuter assistance for limited-income families and disabled or senior citizens, a community trap-neuter-return program, and spay/neuter of foster cats and kittens before adoption.
Our mission is…..
Charlie’s Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization. We strongly believe and will strive to improve the quality of life for senior dogs left behind in shelters and in dire need of care and compassion in their golden years. We also believe in strong and ethical partner relationships, to include an all foster based rescue. We will strive to help educate owners who feel a shelter may be their only resource available for their senior companion. Most importantly to be their advocate for spay and neuter programs and to help owners in need find low cost programs.
Their reality is…..
Seniors are often deemed less adoptable and when shelters need space they are the first ones to be put-to-sleep. They often languish in the shelter system not understanding where they are and quickly shut down when they realize they will never see their beloved owners again. Most are in dire need of medical care and crave the simplest of human interaction. Most only receive the interaction they longed for when they are removed from their kennel once their time has run out. This is the most heart wrenching of realities knowing that the interaction only comes at the expense of ending their lives that fateful day.
Our Promise is…..
To rescue and improve the quality of life for senior dogs. To be an advocate for spay and neuter programs and to help owners in need find low cost programs. To provide the best medical care, foster hospice care, or in some cases the strength to compassionately let them cross over to The Rainbow Bridge.
Thurston County’s primary regional animal shelter and animal control agency
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.
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.
Founded by Vivian Goldbloom in 2013, Emerald City Pet Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals. We pull predominantly from high-kill shelters around the country and place them into loving forever homes. Sometimes these animals come from abroad and sometimes from right around the corner. Emerald City Pet Rescue is run by dedicated staff and volunteers who give their time and resources to house, train, rehabilitate, transport and care for these animals.
Emerald City Pet Rescue is committed to the following goals: rescuing stray animals from high kill animal shelters who are scheduled to be euthanized. Emerald City Pet Rescue saves the animals who have been in the shelters the longest and will die unless rescued, either due to much needed medical treatment or overpopulation. We operate a no-kill facility where rescued pets can be safely sheltered without the threat of euthanization until we find the right adoptive family for each pet.
We pride ourselves on providing the best medical care possible for our rescued animals and rehabilitating hard-to-adopt animals to help them increase their chances to find loving homes. All of our rescues are spayed or neutered, and we strongly endorse the importance of spaying and neutering pets in order to drastically reduce the number of unwanted animals on the street. Our rescues are also given inoculations, microchips, and anything else they need to get back to being healthy and happy. The microchips ensure the best possible chance to locate a pet in the event that they are ever lost, and registration of their microchip is a requirement in our contract.
Emerald City Pet Rescue takes particular care in placing our animals – pure and mixed breed alike. Our screening process includes meet and greets, reference checks, and a visit to the potential owner’s home to ensure the home and family are compatible with the pet’s needs and our requirements.
We firmly believe that compatibility in personality, activity level, and skill set are crucial and necessary aspects of the adoption process. These steps help us ensure that we are giving each pet and potential adopter the best chance at a harmonious, loving, and fulfilling forever home. We allow for multiple inquiries for a particular pet in order to ensure we place them in the perfect home. We carefully consider each potential adopter in the order in which they have contacted us, but there are occasions where we will recommend an alternate match for a potential adopter based on the criteria mentioned above.
We require potential adopters to sign a detailed contract outlining our animal care requirements. The contract is to ensure that our animals will always be protected and properly cared for. Emerald City Pet Rescue has a lifetime policy of always taking our animals back, no matter what the circumstance.
All of our staff and volunteers here at Emerald City Pet Rescue are committed and dedicated to raising funds, fostering and caring for our animals, and participating in adoption events. We do everything we can to ensure that loving homes are found for these amazing pets. Above all else, our core value: Love can save lives.
The Seattle Animal Shelter was founded in 1972 to protect public safety and enforce all animal-related ordinances for the City of Seattle. In addition to our primary role, we care for the abandoned, abused and orphaned animals of Seattle.
Founded in 1897, Seattle Humane was the first humane organization to serve King County. Originally devoted to animal issues involving stockyards and slaughterhouses, Seattle Humane later provided animal control services, picking up lost and/or stray animals. In 1972, the City of Seattle and King County established their own animal control divisions, and Seattle Humane moved to Bellevue as a private nonprofit dedicated to bringing people and pets together. True to our mission, we offer pet adoption, humane education, on-campus dog training, a Pet Food Bank, and spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners. Through our outreach, advocacy, and services, we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all.
Our Mission With respect and compassion for all animal life, MEOW promotes lifelong relationships between people and companion animals, providing shelter and care for each precious life until adopted into a forever home.
Our Vision MEOW envisions a day when society will be free from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership, when every pet born will be assured loving care all of its natural life and will never suffer due to abuse, neglect or ignorance.
Our History In the early 1990s, a small group of animal-loving friends made a commitment to create a better life for homeless animals. With little more than determination, they started MEOW, a non-profit organization with a no-holds-barred no-kill philosophy. MEOW is staffed almost entirely by volunteers. It’s still all about the animals.
Our Goal MEOW’s goal is to help create a “no-kill nation”, where people are responsible for their pets, where there are no helpless creatures abandoned in boxes or left to fend for themselves in parking lots, where there is no longer a need for any healthy companion animal to be euthanized. There are many worthy organizations and individuals working toward this end. The rescue network is communicative and non-competitive. Certainly, progress is being made. But there is so very far to go.
Today MEOW places 800 – 1000 animals into permanent homes each year. Donations from interested individuals, organizations and businesses, as well as adoption fees, provide financial support. Our adoption application process ensures placement into an environment where there is appropriate space, human contact, and a commitment to safeguard and care for the animal for its entire lifetime. Our standards are high. The welfare of the animals is paramount in the placement process.
Cats and kittens come to us from various sources and situations: orphans found under a deck, a stray or abandoned cat crying at the door, someone has developed allergies or is moving to a place where the cats are not welcome. Some come from our extended rescue family, trappers and caretakers who often encounter tame free-roaming cats and kittens feeding with feral colonies. Newborn or senior, healthy, ill or injured, all are valued at MEOW. Incoming cats and kittens are examined for general health, illness, injury, parasites and tested for feline viral diseases and provided appropriate medical care. Daily care of cats and kittens is done both in the shelter and in the foster homes of volunteers, sometimes involving bottle-feeding orphans, often requiring intensive medical care of ill animals. MEOW provides a safe haven and socialization as well as proper nutrition and a clean environment while the animals await adoptive homes. Our volunteers speak with the public, interview prospective adopters, and provide education concerning the care of pets on such subjects as spaying/neutering, introducing a new pet into the family, addressing behavioral issues, proper daily care and well-cat/kitten care.
Each year MEOW is faced with the impossible and each and every day we recommit ourselves to something we truly believe in, the motto we adopted at our inception, ”all nine lives are precious”.
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.
Our vision is that every adoptable companion animal has a home. We serve as the principal and most prominent animal welfare and safety net organization in Kitsap County and adjacent areas of the Olympic Peninsula for lost and homeless pets.
In 2018, we:
- Successfully found homes for over 6,400 animals and performed over 5,700 spay/neuter surgeries.
- Our save rate was greater than 96%
Horse Harbor Foundation, Inc. in Kitsap County, Washington State was founded in 1994, incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1997 under state law, and subsequently earned 501(c)(3) status as a not-for-profit organization under the US Internal Revenue Codes. The Foundation provides a forever home and sanctuary for abandoned, neglected, and abused horses, or those facing premature euthanasia or shipping to auction for slaughter. The members of its resident herd at Harmony Farm in Poulsbo, WA are provided the finest possible care and keep to ensure that their last years are their very best.
Seattle Area Feline Rescue, located on the border of Seattle and Shoreline, at 14717 Aurora Ave. N, saves homeless cats and kittens and finds them loving homes. We are a non-profit, no-kill rescue connecting people in our community to their new furry family members. Visit our welcoming Adoption Center, featuring specially-designed and ventilated enclosures to keep the kitties happy and healthy. (You won’t even know there are any litter boxes in the building!) Here, you can fall in love in one of our adoption rooms and take home your new best friend. Learn more about us.
Support from caring animal lovers like you makes the rescue’s work possible! There are many ways to get involved. You can volunteer to help at the Adoption Center, give temporary shelter to kitties in need and become a foster, or save lives and make a donation. Thank you for making it possible to rescue homeless cats and kittens!
To save the lives of homeless, neglected and at-risk cats and kittens by spaying and neutering, by providing safe refuge and rehabilitation, and by finding felines permanent, stable homes.
Homeward Pet Adoption Center is one of the leading non‑profit, no-kill animal shelters in Washington State. Our mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through rescue, shelter, and adoption.