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Humane Society Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season. The movement inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.


During this year’s #GivingTuesday, the Humane Society will be raising funds for its Pet Food Pantry.


The Pet Food Pantry assists families needing assistance with pet food and supplies. In addition, homebound seniors can receive monthly pet food deliveries through the Senior Pet Food Pantry. In 2016, 1,076 pets were helped per month through the Pet Food Pantry and Senior Pet Food Pantry.


Linda Santos, Senior Pet Food Pantry Delivery Driver, has seen the impact of the Pet Food Pantry firsthand. Santos shared: “I met Shirley several years ago when she called the Pet Food Pantry and left a message that she could not afford to feed her two indoor cats and some of the other stray community cats that lived under her trailer. Shirley was also a caretaker for her daughter, who has multiple disabilities. They lived on a limited and fixed income. The scariest thing, Shirley said, would be ‘to not have my pets with me or not have adequate food for them.’”


She continued: “I signed her up for a monthly delivery of pet food and kitty litter for her two cats and a little extra for the strays, whom her neighbors also help to feed. Shirley recently got home from the hospital, and found her cats well fed and taken care of thanks to our monthly delivery.”


The Humane Society’s goal is to raise $5,000 for this humane program, and those who are interested in joining the initiative can contribute by visiting www.thehumanesociety.org on November 28.

We are Social Animals!

We're a week away from Giving Tuesday (Virtual)! With your support of the Pet Food Pantry, we're able to provide food and supplies to our community's cats and dogs. This year's goal is to raise $5,000 on Tuesday, November 28.

For volunteer Britannia, there's nothing quite like delivering to home-bound seniors via the Senior Pet Food Pantry. "They're always really happy to see me, invite me in for coffee. I'm their contact to the outside world, and they're very, very thankful." 🐾
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On Friday, December 8, we are holding a special volunteer orientation solely for our Community Cat Program. We cannot wait until February’s general orientation to start training volunteers for this vital program!

The orientation will begin at 9:00 am at the Humane Society, and will be limited to the first 50 attendees.

To learn more about Community Cats and to see our Humane Society volunteers in action, please like the Tacoma Humane Community Cats Facebook page!
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Volunteer Orientation for Community Cat Program

December 8, 2017, 9:00am - December 8, 2017, 10:00am

On Friday, December 8, we are holding a special volunteer orientation solely for our Community Cat Program. We cannot wait until February’s general orientation to start training volunteers for this ...

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Hi, my name is SHELLY and I would love to meet you. I am a Female #PitBull #Terrier mix. The #shelter staff think I am about 2 years old. I am super cuddly and playful! What more could there be to love? ❤️ s.ripl.com/5jy9nl #pup #puppy #dog #adopt #adoption #humanesociety ... See MoreSee Less

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Your Friday warm and fuzzy!

Sweetheart Minnie's happy happened at last weekend's PetSmart adoption event! She allowed numerous people to pet her and hold her with no grumbling whatsoever, and soon her person happened along. Minnie's mom shares, "This is the dog I was meant to have. Minnie chose me." 😍
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Upcoming Events

  1. Nov

    The Humane Society will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. The Society will re-open at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 25.

  2. Nov

    Our goal is to raise $5,000 for our Pet Food Pantry, and you’ll be able to contribute by visiting our website on the big day. Thanks for spreading the word!

  3. Dec

    Santa is coming to Tacoma Subaru on Saturday, December 2 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ALL are welcome: pets, kids, friends, and family!


Animals have been placed since April 2017


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners since April 2017

Our current live release rate is 93.27% as of April 2017.

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