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Welcome K C Gauldine, Interim Executive Director 

K C Gauldine joins the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County as the Interim Executive Director. K C is an accomplished executive with 30 years of experience moving organizations to their next level of capacity. She has served non-profits in the fields of environment, social enterprise, health care, arts & culture, social services, education, and community development. Her for-profit experience includes technology, real estate, staffing, and retail.

K C holds a Masters in Organization Development, a Bachelors in Marketing and Finance, and certificates in executive leadership, business consulting, and coaching. She is passionate about seeking the best of “what is” to help ignite the imagination of “what might be” in an effort to generate new knowledge that expands the “real of the possible”.

K C is thrilled to join such a dedicated group of Board, Staff, Volunteers, and Funders with such a great mission that is close to her heart. Animals were a very important part of K C’s life growing up as an only child, and she is well known with family, friends, and neighbors for rescuing dogs since childhood.

K C is looking forward to serving the organization over the next 6-8 months and assisting in the search for the next outstanding leader. She welcomes conversations with members of the Humane Society family and the community.

We are Social Animals!

Come on out and enjoy the pawty! We are at Fort Steilacoom Park until 2:00 today 🐶🐩🐕 ... See MoreSee Less

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On the eleventh day of Dog-A-Thon, we're thrilled to share changes that will make our signature fundraising event even more kid-friendly! There will be face painting and a craft booth this year, so come ready for fun 🙌 Parents, please do not leave your kiddo unattended, though. ... See MoreSee Less

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On the tenth day of Dog-A-Thon we wanted to assure you that you don't have to walk the walk to get in on the fun! The event field will be surrounded by pet-related vendors with samples and must-have products, and there will be entertainment throughout the day with doggie contests (like Best Kisser), too. Check out our full schedule of events here: www.thehumanesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Entertainment2.pdf! ... See MoreSee Less

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On the ninth day of Dog-A-Thon, we wanted to share our food lineup. Brew Dog, Grit City Grub, and Pull My Ear Concessions will be out in full force, and 10% of all of their proceeds help pets in need. Remember, calories don't count when it's for a good cause! ... See MoreSee Less

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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.