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Because of the generous support of our community, The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County has been able to reduce the number of homeless animals in Pierce County by 56% in just ten years! Our donors and volunteers know that every day, they are saving the lives of homeless animals.

Find your happy! The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County provides many opportunities to get involved:


Volunteers are a vital part of our organization. With their help, we are able to meet our mission of “Advancing the welfare of animals and promoting positive relationships between animals and people.” You too can be a part of this mission and join a team of compassionate animal lovers.

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Fostering is simply nurturing a shelter pet in your home for a period of time. The majority of animals fostered are litters of kittens. Kittens and sometimes puppies come to the shelter stray or abandoned and are too young and fragile to be placed in permanent homes. Other animals that may need fostering are animals recovering from surgery, or those that for some reason need time in a home before being adopted. Some dogs just benefit from getting out of the kennel for a "sleepover" or a weekend break. You can help make a difference in the life of a shelter animal — and have a lot of fun, too!

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