Purrfect Pals was founded in 1988 on the belief that every cat matters. Purrfect Pals operates a managed admission shelter and sanctuary for cats with special medical and behavioral needs, with no time limit on their length of stay. At Purrfect Pals, the highest priority is taking in the cats and kittens who need us mos –those that other shelters and rescue groups might not have the resources to help. This includes older cats, cats with major medical needs, cats with chronic illnesses (including FIV and Feline Leukemia) and those with behavioral challenges.
Our cat adoption and rehabilitation programs help us place homeless cats, including those with special needs, in loving homes. We believe that every cat is adoptable; some just need more time than others to find the right match. Our ultimate goal is to place them, but these cats have a loving home in our Arlington sanctuary for as long as they need us. Our sanctuary is currently home to cats positive for FIV and Feline Leukemia, feral cats, geriatric cats and cats with chronic illnesses.
You will find our adoptable cats at our main shelter and sanctuary in Arlington as well as at area pet stores including Everett and Renton Petsmart, Issaquah Petco and Denny’s Pet World in Kirkland. To view our adoptable cats by location, visit: http://purrfectpals.org/adopt/browse-cats/
The ASPCA Northern Tier Shelter Initiative is providing grant funding to qualified nonprofit brick-and-mortar shelters and spay/neuter clinics, tribal authorities and government agencies in Alaska, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin that care for homeless animals and advance animal welfare in those states.
The NOAH Center exists to stop the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats across Washington State. We deliver high quality spay/neuter programs available to low income residents as well as family friendly pet adoptions and volunteer programs through our state-of-the-art facility located north of Seattle off of I-5. We work to “Build a Bond for Life” between pets and their families.
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.
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.
The Community Cat Coalition is a 501 (c) 3 dedicated to helping our community cats through education and support of local shelters and independent rescuers. Because we are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff and no shelter, 100% of the donated funds go to our community cats. Thank you for helping us help the cats.
The Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1990 in an effort to help Whidbey Island’s homeless companion animals. WAIF is dedicated to provide food, shelter, veterinary care, and nurturing to displaced pets until loving homes can be found for them.
Our mission is to save the lives of homeless cats by providing access to high volume spay/neuter surgery in a safe and humane environment, collaborating with others and mentoring like-minded organizations to increase spay/neuter in their regions.
PAWS is people helping animals. We are the kind of people who delight in the company of an animal friend, who are awed by a majestic eagle in flight. Like you, we understand that animals enrich our lives. We also know they cannot speak for themselves and need protection. That is why PAWS brings together people like you to ensure animals are respected, safe and have a voice. Since 1967, PAWS has united more than 135,000 companion animals with loving families, cared for 120,000 injured and orphaned wild animals, and made the world a better place for countless others through advocacy and education. PAWS is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our tax ID number is 91-6073154.
Pasado’s Safe Haven is a non-profit fighting to end animal cruelty. We focus on the most vulnerable animals among us – victims of cruelty and neglect, animals living with families lacking access to critical services, and those whose very survival depends upon social and/or legislative change. Our uniquely comprehensive programs seek to prevent cruelty before it starts, and to ensure that victim animals have a second chance at life.
Sedro-Woolley Police Department is a municipal police agency which supports one Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer serving a population of 10,000+ residents. We require licensing for dogs only, but have a large feral and at-risk cat population in need of a trap/neuter/release program to control overpopulation and promote disease control. We utilize the animal sheltering services of The Humane Society of Skagit Valley and The NOAH Center. We currently have an annual operating budget for sheltering and veterinary services of $6000, and we typically impound over 100 animals per year. The shelter intake fee for each impound is $66, so our annual operating budget does not even cover these fees.
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.
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 nor 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 animal 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. As a Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering practices organization to create the best outcome for all animals by treating them respectfully and alleviating any suffering. Our Mission is to maximize live outcomes for all animals , while also balancing animal well-being and public safety.
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. Properly address even animals that may have extensive medical needs and assess through a medical team and animal behavior and enrichment team, to provide a holistic approach when possible.
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.
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.
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.
Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) is devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of horses facing abuse, neglect, or starvation. Once recovered, SAFE provides these horses with training, then finds adoptive homes through a rigorous screening process, which includes an application, interviews, reference checks, and site visits. After adoption, annual follow-up visits are conducted to ensure the animal’s continued well-being and SAFE will take a horse back if its adopter can’t continue to care for it. SAFE supports Animal Control agencies in several Washington counties, including King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, and provides assistance to horse owners struggling to care for their animals in the current economy.
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.