KHS lends a hand to low-income pet owners

January 28, 2016

Kitsap Humane Society staff and volunteers joined about 40 other organizations to help the community’s homeless population this week at Project Connect in Bremerton.

The annual event connects homeless people (or very low-income) with much-needed services. KHS handed out more than 1,000 pounds of free pet food and provided free Rabies vaccines to more than 30 pets. Other giveaways included flea treatment, collars and leashes. Donations to Kitsap Humane Society (both monetary and in-kind) make community partnerships like Project Connect possible for the shelter to participate in. All of the food given away at the event stemmed from donations made to KHS.

“The impact of donations from our supporters goes beyond just helping our own homeless animals. Because of the generosity of our donors we are able to pay it forward and help other animals in our community,” said KHS Director of Animal Welfare Natalie Smith. “It’s a great feeling knowing we can provide food to animals out there that might otherwise go hungry.”

This is the fifth year in a row KHS has participated in Project Connect. Learn more about this great event in Kitsap Sun’s article.

Project Connect 2016