About Us

Kitsap Humane Society is a nonprofit, charitable organization that depends upon the kindness and generosity of its community to find homes for homeless pets.

We spay/neuter thousands of animals each year to prevent animal overpopulation and reduce the number of future homeless pets. Sheltering animals since 1908, Kitsap Humane Society envisions a time when all adoptable pets have loving homes.

Our Mission:

Kitsap Humane Society is an independent nonprofit and 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing positive life-changing solutions to people and animals in need. We do so by:

  • Accepting, sheltering, and rehabilitating companion animals in need.
  • Providing humane rescue, protection, prevention, adoption, and education services.
  • Implementing progressive life-saving and life-affirming programs.
  • Collaborating and partnering with our region and supporters to build a model humane community.
Our Vision:

Our vision is that every adoptable companion animal has a home.

2022 Kitsap Humane Society Strategic Priorities:

Kitsap Humane Society is committed to serving our community and beyond as more than a shelter. We rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for thousands of animals every year – supporting our mission to provide life-changing solutions to people and pets in need. In 2022, KHS’s strategic priorities (in no priority order – they all are high priority) are:

1

Support Animals in Need

At the heart of our work is always the pets we serve – both those who come through our shelter doors and into our care as well as owned animals in our community. We commit to humanely supporting animals through our variety of shelter programs and comprehensive veterinary services – and rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding loving homes for as many animals as we can.

2

Nurture Our Staff & Volunteers

We commit to supporting, empowering, collaborating with, and equipping our team of staff and volunteers with a rewarding, diverse, and inclusive environment including competitive wages and benefits, access, and encouragement to attend continued training, as well as support and nourishment in a high-emotion field, and opportunities for career growth and cross-training.

3

Commit to Community, Collaboration, and Connection

Lifting up our community programs and services, including equipping our Animal Control Officers with resources they need to meet our community members where they are at, as well as forming new and strengthening existing relationships with fellow animal welfare organizations, social services organizations, government partners, and representatives, tribal groups, and more is crucial to ensure long-term sustainability and efficacy in our work to continue transforming animal welfare in our community.

4

Increase Support Services for Our Vulnerable Communities

We strive to reduce unnecessary surrenders to the shelter, break down unnecessary barriers and provide life-changing solutions to people and pets in need. Through the expansion of our Pet Food Pantry and low-cost veterinary services, in addition to restoring programs and services – such as our microchip and vaccination clinics – previously paused during the pandemic, we can continue our work to improve the health and wellness of vulnerable pets in Kitsap and Mason counties.

5

Build a Stronger Safety Net for Pets & People

More than ever, it’s time to provide our shelter and community pets with a veterinary facility that matches the excellence of our work. Thanks to recent legislation, Phase 2 of our Pet Lifesaving Campaign will usher in a new era at Kitsap Humane Society with the breaking ground of our Veterinary Lifesaving Center in 2022, which will include the development of a community clinic and ensure KHS is able to provide a full spectrum of innovative animal welfare programs and facilities.

6

Serve as Good Stewards of Our Financial Resources

As a fiscally responsible nonprofit organization entrusted with the community’s support and confidence to be good stewards of our various sources of revenue, KHS is committed to sustaining and building upon our financial stability by creating even more diverse revenue streams and expanding our donor base by growing relationships with current and prospective donors.