Charity ReviewIssued: April 2017 Expires: April 2019
The Humane Society for Seattle/King County
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The Humane Society for Seattle/King County meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The mission of Seattle Humane Society is to promote the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography.
Incorporated: 1897 in WA
Also Known As: Humane Society for Seattle/King County , Seattle Humane Society , Humane Society & SPCA of Seattle/King County , Humane Society Inc. & SPCA , Humane Society of Seattle/King County , Humane Society Pet Project , Humane Society's Pet Food Bank , Humane Society's Senior Citizen Pet Food Bank , Seattle Humane
Seattle Humane offers a variety of programs and services to the community. They are committed to saving lives and completing families.
Adoption: Seattle Humane is an open-door shelter with no time limits. That means they accept every animal in need of our help — regardless of age, breed, or physical condition. Seattle Humane provides them with the care they deserve for as long as it takes to find them a loving home. When pets are brought in requiring medical attention, their veterinary team performs life-saving medical procedures. If a pet requires training to thrive in his or her new home, they provide it. Why? Because their mission is to save pets in need and find them loving homes. As a result of their efforts, in fiscal year 2015/16 they placed nearly 7,000 pets.
Life-Saver Rescue Program: By partnering with 81 animal shelters, rescues and transfer organizations, Seattle Humane's Life-Saver team is able to transfer in pets from shelters both local and out-of-state. They give each pet as much time as needed to find them a new home. By giving these pets a second chance, they open up space for other shelters to take in additional animals – doubling the life-saving capacity of our program
Pet Food Bank: Seattle Humane's Pet Food Bank collects and distributes pet food donations for pets belonging to low-income seniors, families in crisis, and other community members in need. The program feeds more than 1,900 pets every month with eight tons of donated pet food delivered by volunteers to low-income senior housing complexes, senior centers and food banks. The Pet Food Bank keeps people and pets together and ensures that seniors who love their animal companions don’t have to choose between feeding their pets and feeding themselves.
Pet Project - Helping Clients with HIV/AIDS and Cancer: Pet Project, an offshoot of the Pet Food Bank, provides services to more than 200 pets belonging to low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. Pet Project matches volunteers one-on-one with clients to help them with their basic pet care needs on a monthly basis and enable clients to keep their pets. All services and supplies are donated or purchased with donated funds.
Visiting Pet Friends Program: Through our Visiting Pet Friends program, Seattle Humane volunteers and their certified pets visit hundreds of seniors and people with disabilities in retirement homes and health care facilities throughout King County. Visiting Pet Friends also help preschool and school-aged children learn about safety with animals, responsible pet ownership, and the importance of animal shelters.
Spay/Neuter Services: For pets older than 4 months, Seattle Humane offers spay/neuter services for cats and dogs to income-qualified families.
Microchips & Pet Licenses: Seattle Humane offers microchip identification to animals of income-qualified pet owners. A microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the animal's skin between the shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique number that is registered with a national database along with the pet owner's address and phone number. The microchip can be read by scanners that are currently used by most animal organizations and veterinary clinics.
Surrendering: Seattle Humane understands there are many reasons people are unable to keep their pets. They also know the bond between a person and a pet is strong and it's preferable to find a solution to keep families together. In light of that belief, we work with pet guardians to help find ways to keep their pets, including solutions to common issues like behavior problems or moving.
Dog Training: Seattle Humane is temporarily suspending dog classes and training during the construction of their new animal shelter and veterinary teaching hospital.
Humane Education for Kids & Teens: Seattle Humane makes it their mission to teach the next generation about humane animal care through a variety of kids programs including:
- Humane Teen Club: HTC is a junior volunteer and teen development program created specifically for young adults, 13-17 years old. This club is for animal-loving teens interested in animal welfare, helping on campus, meeting other teens who love animals, exploring animal related careers, and developing public speaking and leadership skills.
- MaxMobile Visits: The MaxMobile is a 38-foot bright yellow bus that brings adoptable pets and animal education to you. Seattle Humane staff will come to your school to teach students, preschool through high school, about empathy for furry friends and animal safety. Research shows that by interacting with companion animals, children develop compassion and empathy for both animals and people. Visiting Pet Friends are a certified volunteer-and-pet team. The pet handler will provide your students with safe animal-handling tips and pet care information while allowing them to interact with their certified therapy pet.
- Kitty Literature: Children ages 5-10 can practice their reading skills with the supportive, comforting audience of cats at Seattle Humane!
- Preschool Pets: Bring your kids ages 4-5 for an hour of companion animal fun and learning with Seattle Humane. This is a 5-session program that teaches little one’s proper care of and safety with animals. Each week teaches a different aspect of animal welfare and can be taken as a series or individual sessions.(This program will resume in Summer 2017.)
Board Chair: Mr. Chris Falco CPA, Partner and Shareholder Business Affiliation: Falco-Sult & Company, PS
CEO: Mr. David Loewe, Chief Executive Officer
Board Size: 24
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 6.89%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on The Humane Society for Seattle/King County Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Thursday, March 31, 2016.
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