The Northeast Washington Spay Neuter Alliance is a regional mobile veterinary services project that was created by members of our community to fill a need. To provide high-quality, affordable, honest services to those that need it the most. Our primary focus is Spay/Neuter and Vaccines, though we also provide affordable dentals and end-of-life care.
Forgotten Dogs Rescue is a volunteer and foster home based rescue organization focused on saving Pit Bull type dogs. Located in Washington State, we are a 501c3 non-profit and have been saving animals since 2011. We are dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs who are in Washington’s shelters, surrendered by their owners due to difficult circumstances or are in danger of abuse or neglect.
We save the dogs that need help the most, the dogs whose time has run out, the dogs who have lost all hope — the forgotten dogs.
The Humane Society of Mason County is a non-profit organization providing assistance and care to displaced or abused animals including control of pet and feral population. Additionally, the organization is working to provide an animal shelter for unwanted companion animals.
Tri-Cities TNR (Trap Neuter Return) is an organization that is establishing a TNR program in the Tri-Cities that allows free roaming cats to live out their lives without adding to the homeless cat population. Feral cats are: (1) humanely trapped; (2) evaluated to ensure they are healthy enough to live a free roaming lifestyle; (3) vaccinated; (4) spayed/neutered; (5) ear tipped to identify them as having been altered and (6) released back to their familiar environment. Kittens and tamable cats are placed with rescue organizations for adoption. Caretakers/volunteers monitor colonies to ensure any new cats that appear in the colony are trapped. Caretaker/volunteers provide food and water for the cats daily, making their lives a little easier. Our group has been informally in existence for ~20 years, and a formal 501(c)(3) organization for just over a year. We currently work with the Kennewick and Richland Parks, a couple of mobil parks and a retirement community. Our goal is to expand our volunteer base so we can address new/more areas where feral cat groups have been identified.
WFA is a no-kill, pro-TNR foster care system based “virtual” shelter with the primary mission of saving and improving the lives of Whatcom County’s feline population. We are a shelter built with heart, not walls!
Misunderstood Mutts is a Washington State dog rescue. We only rescue in Washington State, as we do not import dogs from other states or countries, believing that the need for services are much needed in Central and Eastern Washington. We primarily rescue out in the Yakima County area and not from shelter pulls. We also run a low cost community spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats in Yakima County.
Our main mission at Hands ‘N Paws Animal Assistance is to work with the community, partner organizations, veterinarians and volunteers on behalf of animals and their guardians to enable each to stay together in order to reduce animal homelessness. We will also accept displaced and homeless animals as needed.
Hands ‘N Paws Animal Assistance strives to promote public awareness and provide education to the community concerning the importance of all aspects of animal care and the human/animal bond. We will be readily accessible in a crisis and be an informational resource. We will promote key animal issues by increasing our visibility in the community, participating in and supporting local events and causes.
Hands ‘N Paws Animal Assistance will fulfill these commitments by fostering a professional and compassionate volunteer base through training and continuing education, maintaining a strong and supportive Board of Directors and building partnerships with other organizations.
We are an all volunteer pit bull rescue. We will help any dog in need if we have the ability but our focus is the pit bull and bully breeds.
We are currently working on a permanent facility where we will house a small number of dogs until they can be introduced to a foster home environment. Our goal is to place as many pit type dogs into the best possible homes, educate the public about the breed, destroy the stereotype of viciousness and reduce the unwanted dog population.
Our facility will be at 22206 E Kennedy Rd in Benton City, nestled among the many wineries in our area. We have a 50×50 foot building where we will have indoor kennels, intake area, training/meet and greet room and everything we need to care for our dogs. There are outdoor yards where they can play, meet other dogs and just hang out and enjoy the nice weather. We are currently under construction and plan to be complete later this summer. At that time we will be able to house up to 20 dogs and unlimited number of puppies.
We also provide food for individuals in need, assist with training to help keep a dog in their home as well as limited vet care, vaccinations and other medical necessities including spay/neuter if it is needed.
We spay/neuter, micro chip, vaccinate, worm, vet every dog that crosses our path. Follow up checks are made and we will take our dogs back at any time during their lifetime if living conditions are less than satisfactory.
Hello Pitty Rescue was established to help with animal outreach and adoptions in the greater Seattle area. Our mission is to educate the public regarding bully breeds and help our community members keep their dogs at home instead of having them end up at a shelter. Our passion lies with underrepresented breeds and pit bull type dogs. It is important for us to promote responsible pet ownership, promote spay and neuter programs, advocate against BSL and inhumane activity of dog fighting.
To significantly reduce the overpopulation of cats and dogs in the Okanogan Region by offering affordable/free spay & neuter programs, providing emergency vet care as needed and developing partnerships with no kill rescues that will receive our unwanted cats and dogs and provide them with adoption services.
Bailing Out Benji is a small, non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating the public and providing them with the most current and accurate data regarding the puppy mill industry. We are a volunteer based 501c3 nonprofit organization.
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.
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.
We are a small, all volunteer 501c3 private foster home based organization in southwestern Washington State. Harbor Rescue handles about 250 dogs yearly, concentrating on lost, stray, abandoned, neglect and cruelty cases. We complete all vetting on the animals we take in or help to include necessary health vetting, vaccinations including rabies, spay/neuter, micro-chipping, de-worming and flea treatment. Harbor Rescue spent $65k in vetting in 2018, a large part of that on low income and homeless spay/neuter, vaccinations, and necessary vetting.
**We filed for 501c3 status via a professional company after failing to do it ourselves. 501c3 status was approved and only back dated to June 2013.
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.
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.