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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!

What. A. Day. There will be more pictures and happy tails this coming week, but we just had to share these numbers!!!

- 1 guinea pig adopted
- 2 rabbits adopted 🐰
- 17 deposits placed on cats 🐱
- 19 dogs adopted (1 from Pit Bulls on Parade) 🐶
- 34 cats adopted 🐱

We came crazy close to completely Clearing the Shelter, and we plan to go all the way next year! Thank you to all those who added to their family today and to the staff and volunteers who were there every step of the way 💛💚
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Clear the Shelter update! We currently have two kittens, four adult cats, five Pit Bulls, and a bonded Cocker Spaniel pair left! It's been a record breaking-day already, but you can help us go the distance by adopting tonight 🐈🐕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Lines are dying down, so come on meowt! Rabbits and adult cats are free, and kittens and dogs are 40% off 🐰🐱🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

Clear the Shelter

August 19, 2017, 9:00am - August 19, 2017, 9:00pm

You're invited to the pet pawty of the summer! We'll be open extra late to ensure all of our animals go out the door, and we're offering some pretty sweet discounts: - Rabbits & adult cats are free! ...

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Your Friday warm and fuzzy!

Abigail recently journeyed to Washington from Texas to begin her life anew. Taila had followed the Basset Hound Mix's story online, and was ready to open her home to the gunshot survivor.

Talia drove all the way from Spokane, and brought her five children along. As soon as Abigail was brought in the visitation room, she went right for the youngest and said "hello" with a wet nose to the cheek. She then low crawled to the oldest child and laid right on her shoe, rolling over to expose her belly for some love.

Even in the face of abuse and neglect, Abigail had remained the sweetest dog. And with Talia and her kiddos, the pup is in for a lifetime of love she so greatly deserves!
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Upcoming Events

  1. Oct

    Want to become a Humane Society volunteer? Attending Volunteer General Orientation is your first step!

  2. Oct

    Want to become a Humane Society volunteer? Attending Volunteer General Orientation is your first step!


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.