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The Humane Society will be closed on July 4. Staff will be available to help pet owners reclaim lost pets between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 5. The shelter will re-open early at 9:30 am on Monday, July 6.

Some tips for a safe holiday:

Keep your pets inside in the days before, during, and after the 4th. Close all windows, doors, and curtains. Remove anything that may harm your pet if he becomes frantic. Do not chain your pet or leave unattended in the yard.

While you are at home, consider leaving the family dog closed in one room while you celebrate. This prevents your dog from chasing fireworks, escaping through open gates or doors, or running off in a panic.

Cats especially need to be kept safely indoors, preferably in one room. Provide a litter box, food, and water, and your cat will be content for a few days until the chaos subsides.

Make sure that your pet is wearing current identification. If your pet does escape, check the shelter every day. If you find a pet running loose and can’t locate the owner, bring it to the shelter as soon as possible.
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Throwback Thursday to May 30, when brindle Pit Bull Brutus Maximus (formerly Tiger) and Robert hit it off. Months later and Brutus has blossomed. He attends weekly training classes, and spends his downtime walking, playing catch, and chewing the heck out of Kong toys. Most importantly, he's happy with his new-found family. And they are tickled to share their life with this top dog <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Model beautiful Giselle has come a long way. When the stray first arrived, she was a pistol, making her general annoyance clear to all who came near. With time, Giselle has developed into a mellow lass who goes weak in the knees for a cheek scratch. Not only has her sweet, non-demanding demeanor won the hearts of shelter staff and volunteers, but 6-year-old Giselle is also quite a stunner.

Much to our surprise, the gray tabby has been at the Humane Society since early June. Due to her length of stay, we’ve waived her adoption fee. So, come on down, and bask in Giselle’s beauty today! #498003
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For her senior project, Rachel Bradley took PVC pipe, fabric, and Velcro and constructed elevated beds like this one (the idea came out of UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program's recommendations). Thanks to Rachel, our cats have a place to perch, to hide, to stretch out, to live life! Plus, the addition of elevated beds does wonders for feline enrichment and well-being. Come see our happy cats! ... See MoreSee Less

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OUR MISSION

Kathleen

It's simple, to advance the welfare of animals in Tacoma and Pierce County. As a local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit, we at The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County rely on donations to fund our organization’s vital programs. Visit us in person or check out our adoptable animals to find your family’s newest addition!

 Kathleen Olson, CAWA
Executive Director

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    4

    Staff will be available to help pet owners reclaim lost pets between 12:00 and 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 5. The shelter will re-open at 9:30 am on Monday, July 6.

  • Jul
    18

    We are looking for foster homes! Please join us for our July training, which will start promptly at 10:00 am.

  • Jul
    25

    Raise pledges to benefit homeless animals, and join your friends for the best dog event in the Northwest!

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Pets placed this year

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Lost pets reunited with owners this year