Our News Archive: 2020

54 Guinea Pigs Rescued from Seabeck Property

September 8, 2020

Fifty-four guinea pigs, including pregnant females and lots of babies – were rescued Aug. 26 by Kitsap Humane Society Animal Control officers from filthy, crowded cages kept outdoors on a Seabeck property. All the animals are now safe and in the care of KHS and other rescue groups, and four have been adopted by their… Read Entire Story »

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,… Read Entire Story »

Long-timer Louie is Adopted!

August 10, 2020

After 332 days in the care of Kitsap Humane Society, Louie, a handsome Catahoula hound mix who struggled with fear issues, was adopted! Louie came to KHS from an overcrowded shelter in Texas through our Rescue Me program, with the help of our rescue partner Three Little Pitties. If he hadn’t been transferred to KHS,… Read Entire Story »

Chill With Your Dog!

August 6, 2020

We’ve been having so much fun chillin’ with shelter dogs in the new dog behavior and training play yard this summer! We thought you might like some tips for summer fun with your dogs, too. Our  staff and volunteers like to bring out the wading pool, toys and treats to help shelter dogs feel cool,… Read Entire Story »

New Behavior & Training Center for Dogs Now Open!

July 2, 2020

Providing training and behavior support to dogs at the shelter is essential to their well-being during their stay at Kitsap Humane Society and contributes to successful adoptions. That’s why we’re THRILLED to announce the opening of our new behavior and training center for shelter dogs! The Heidi Harnett-Wakefield Memorial Behavior and Training Center is named… Read Entire Story »

Keep Your Pets Safe on the 4th of July

Independence Day is an annual day of celebration, cookouts, and – yep that’s right – fireworks! While these holiday traditions are loads of fun, the noise from fireworks are terrifying for many animals. Dogs and cats are far more sensitive to sound than humans. Startled pets will run, dash through open doors, jump through windows… Read Entire Story »

Donor Impact on One Sweet Dog

June 15, 2020

At KHS, our community of supporters make an impact on the vulnerable animals who find their way to our shelter. Here’s a story about what donors and sponsors make possible every day. Meet Luna, a 3-year-old Pit Bull/Basset Hound mix, who came to Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) needing veterinary treatment for a large, painful hematoma… Read Entire Story »

PetsWALK is ON – as a Virtual 5K Charity Run/Walk!

May 19, 2020

Kitsap Humane Society’s PetsWALK through downtown Poulsbo – involving more than 400 animal lovers and their pets — is an annual highlight of summer and an event we all look forward to. Then the coronavirus came along. BUT INSTEAD OF CANCELING, KHS decided to get creative and make it a VIRTUAL 5K this year! What… Read Entire Story »

How the CARES Act Benefits Donors to KHS

May 6, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security — the CARES Act — was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It provides $2 trillion in emergency economic aid with tax relief and cash payments for individuals and has provisions for donors who want to help organizations like Kitsap Humane Society. We checked in with KHS… Read Entire Story »

Thank you, Kitsap, for Your Extraordinary Generosity

We’re so very grateful for our caring, compassionate and generous community. Your support for Kitsap Humane Society and the care we provide to homeless, injured and abandoned animals has been nothing short of extraordinary. When KHS was forced to lay off staff and revamp operations due to COVID-19, we didn’t know what would happen next…. Read Entire Story »