Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services Resume!

August 12, 2020

Like shelters all over the country, Kitsap Humane Society was forced to halt some public services when the state’s COVID-19 shutdown was ordered in March. We were forced to lay off staff, closed the shelter to public viewing of animals, halted spay/neuter services to preserve PPE and maintain safe social-distancing guidelines in our surgery areas, and limited our intake of pets transferred in via our Rescue Me program.
We’re happy to announce that we are reopening our low-cost spay/neuter services on a limited basis starting Aug. 10! If appointments are full, don’t be discouraged. More appointments will open each week. Details here. Other program updates:
  • Strays: KHS accepts stray pets seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. When the pandemic struck, we encouraged people to try and reunite lost pets with their owners as a first step — rather than bringing them to the shelter — but we never turned pets away. Please help us spread the word that KHS is here for strays who need help getting home! Details on lost and found pets here.
  • Feral Cats: Feral cats are admitted to KHS on a space-available basis. Email CommunityCats@kitsap-humane.org for details.
  • Cat Fix Day: Monthly service for low-income clients is cancelled until further notice due to limited spay/neuter capacity.
  • Trap-Neuter-Release: Temporarily unavailable due to limited spay/neuter capacity.
  • Rescue Me Transfer Program: Prior to the pandemic, KHS transferred in more than 1,700 at-risk animals a year from under-resourced shelter partners. Transfers were suspended in March due to COVID but have resumed on a limited basis, and we’re so happy to give these animals a second chance and forever homes!