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We are Social Animals!

Rudy arrived at the shelter scared and very underweight. But in no time at all, we discovered that we had quite the social butterfly on our hands! Every day, Rudy grows healthier, happier, and more active. And yesterday, he met the purrrfect family! Austin (pictured) and Zachary had a blast playing with the brown tabby, and were so tender with our little underdog — would you believe this is the first cat Austin's ever held?! ... See MoreSee Less

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This weekend's forecast calls for showers, so curl up with a cat companion and your favorite book, and enjoy! In the market for one such feline? We have a clowder of adult cats like miss Casey whose adoption fees have been completely waived! But hurry! Unlike the rainy weather, this special ends Monday the 31st at 6:00 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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J'adore! Oh, how we adore Paris darling, with her rich coat, a tapestry of colors. While seemingly aloof at first, once our brown-eyed girl has gotten to know you, love reigns.

Also like her namesake, Paris is all a bustle, brimming with energy and curiosity. Lots of hop time outside of her cage is just the ticket to keeping the 8-month-old content.

Take a walk on the exotic side, and meet Featured Pet Paris today! #496853
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Happy National Dog Day! In celebration, we're sharing Chata's paw-some story. The Pit Bull went from being a chronic fence jumper and scaredy-cat to having a permanent spot in the Steen household. There, Chata's sweet and loving nature blossomed. She's such a gentle soul, mom Lauren shared. "She shows such patience with our other dog and is extremely gentle with our two cats. You can see in her demeanor that she just wants to please you." Love all around! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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