Our Story

Founded in 1888 by a handful of concerned citizens, The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County has grown into the state's largest animal welfare agency. We find loving homes for more than 6,000 pets a year, reunite thousands of lost pets with their owners, provide medical care for ill and injured shelter pets, and offer comprehensive low-cost spay-neuter programs.

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is striving to create a compassionate community where every pet has a loving home.  We invite you to support our mission through volunteering, donating, adopting, and advocating for the welfare of pets in our community.

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is a local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit which relies on donations to fund its vital programs. The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is not associated with any government agency, nor affiliated with any national organization.

 

Mission

Our mission is to advance the welfare of animals and promote positive relationships between animals and people.

Vision

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County envisions a community where every pet has a permanent and loving home and all animals are treated with respect and compassion.