Services & Resources
The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County does not provide animal control, but instead, we partner with local animal control departments to help them fulfill their mission.
Community cat is an umbrella definition that includes any un-owned cats. These cats may be feral (unsocialized/fractious) or friendly.
End of Life Services
The hardest part of loving a pet is knowing when to let go. When your pet’s quality of life is deteriorating, it is time to do the truly loving thing and make a decision about helping them on their way.
The shelter’s Humane Education Program offers in-person and virtual presentations for local classrooms! These presentations help inspire children to learn compassion and respect for animals.
Microchips are tiny computer chips the size of a rice grain. They are injected under the skin, and are as painless as a vaccine. When a hand-held scanner is passed over the pet, a unique microchip number is displayed.
Pet Behavior Tips
If you are having behavior issues with your pet, the following information may help.
Pet Food Pantry
The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County’s Pet Food Pantry supplies pet food to those who are in temporary need of dog or cat food.
Please contact your local jurisdiction for pet license information and renewal.
Spay & Neuter
The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County operates a once-weekly Community Clinic providing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs, as well as other services like vaccination, flea and tick prevention, and microchip at the time of surgery.
Surrendering Your Pet
We recognize that sometimes situations arise where it seems that there is no other option but to find your pet a new home. We always urge owners to try and find a new home via private methods, whenever possible.
The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is not able to accept wildlife. Please take wildlife to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.