KHS provides a helping hand
January 27, 2017
On Wednesday, January 25th Kitsap Humane Society staff were at the Salvation Army in Bremerton, supporting pets in need. The event, called “Project Connect” is an annual social service fair organized by the Kitsap Continuum of Care Coalition that brings together social service and other agencies from around the county to provide “one stop shopping” support for individuals and families in crisis- including their pets! For the sixth year in a row, Kitsap Humane Society participated in the event, which serves hundreds of homeless and low-income Kitsap County residents. The event features everything from haircuts, to health screenings, housing and treatment referrals, and even food and clothing- all at no cost to attendees.
The KHS Veterinary Services team provided free Rabies vaccines to over 30 dogs and cats at the event, and reported that despite the close quarters, noise, and crowds, all of the four legged patients were on their best behavior! KHS staff also distributed close to 1,000 pounds of cat and dog food to low-income pet owners. The pet owners were so appreciative to get a helping hand in caring for their pets. KHS loves participating in events like Project Connect because they help get assistance to pet owners who may not be able to make it out to the shelter in Silverdale for the KHS Pet Food Pantry and low-cost veterinary clinics.
KHS’s Pet Food Pantry and food distribution at events like Project Connect are made possible by donations of pet food from our community members. The Pet Food Pantry is always in need of dry (kibble) and wet (canned) dog and cat food- if you’d like to donate, you can order online and deliver directly to the shelter, or drop off to the donation bin at the shelter entrance seven days a week.