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Lost Pets 2
Nov 11 2022

Shelter Update

Update as of 11/11/2022 Starting in May, over 31 dogs have shown signs of canine pneumovirus at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County…
Getting to know pitties: Myth or fact?
Oct 20 2022

Getting to know pitties: Myth or fact?

You’ve probably heard a myth or two about pit bulls and terms like “aggressive” or “dog-fighting” might be the first thoughts that come to your…
Day of Giving
Sep 15 2022

Thank you to our community

Our third annual Day of Giving was a big success! Because of generous animal lovers in our community, we raised a record-breaking $65,691, making a…
Love can live forever at the shelter
Aug 19 2022

Love lives on at the shelter

Jessica and Barrett. When Jessica walked into the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County 11 years ago, she came across a sweet pup that…
Hot Weather Tips
Jul 27 2022

Hot Weather Tips

As our area experiences high temperatures and hot weather advisories, here are a few tips to help keep your pets safe in the heat: Never leave…
Kitten Season 101 2
Mar 17 2022

Preparing for Kitten Season

Spring showers don’t just rain cats and dogs – it also rains kittens! Lots of kittens. March marks the start of kitten season. As the…

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