Our News Archive: 2016

Fern’s Story: From left for dead, to halfway home

May 27, 2016

Fern is a petite, extra adorable, super sweet blue brindle Whippet-Hound mix who came to Kitsap Humane Society all the way from the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Fern’s story is a true example of how it takes a village (or in this case, a community of animal lovers spanning an ocean!) to save a life…. Read Entire Story »

Quincy’s Journey

May 8, 2016

Animals come to Kitsap Humane Society in all kinds of ways- this is a story about Quincy’s journey… On April 27th the KHS’ Rescue Me program, that transfers in at-risk animals from other shelters and rescues , got a call for help from a rescuer in North Central Washington. An employee at a small, rural… Read Entire Story »

What is a Canaan Dog?

May 6, 2016

What is a Canaan Dog? Since the Kitsap Humane Society’s Rescue Me program  started partnering with the Israeli division of Wings of Rescue, our adoption program has started to have some very unique dogs- mixes of a breed called Canaan Dog. According to The Canaan Dog Club of America, the breed was developed from redomesticated dogs… Read Entire Story »

9 Dogs From Across The Globe Arrive For Adoption

March 23, 2016

KHS is very excited to welcome some canine world travelers to our adoption program this week! This week KHS welcomed 11  more amazing dogs and puppies from Israel.  This latest transfer is the third time KHS has partnered with Wings of Rescue to save dogs from Israel. In December 2015 KHS’s Rescue Me program first partnered… Read Entire Story »

Animals Rescued from Murder Scene

March 3, 2016

  Unreported in the coverage of the recent tragedy in Belfair was Kitsap  Animal Control’s work behind the scenes to rescue the animals of the victims. On February 26, Mason County’s Sheriff Department responded to an incident in which David Wayne Campbell had shot and killed his wife, her two teenage children and an elderly… Read Entire Story »

Four canine world travelers arrive for adoption

February 19, 2016

In December 2015 KHS’s Rescue Me program partnered with Wings of Rescue to save four dogs from overcrowded shelters in Israel. The dogs were adopted shortly after their arrival and are doing wonderfully in their new homes, so when Wings of Rescue reached out to KHS again for help, we said YES! While the majority of… Read Entire Story »

What is FIV? Fighting the stigma of FIV+ cats

February 15, 2016

Visit most animal shelters and the adoption process will likely include asking if you’d like the cat you’re adopting FeLV/FIV tested. But what does it mean? They are actually two different viruses and although they sound intimidating, they shouldn’t scare you away from adopting. KHS currently has a number of FIV-positive cats looking for adoptive… Read Entire Story »

Happy Tails- Simon!

February 4, 2016

Hi. I thought you might like an update on Simon (adopted in December). He is doing really well. We have discovered his favorite things to do are sleep on the couch, ride in the car, walk on the beach at the harbor and steal food off the counter.  His favorite foods so far seem to be… Read Entire Story »

Rescue Me Program Welcomes 4 Dogs from Israel

December 7, 2015

While the majority of at-risk animals saved by our Rescue Me program  are from our part of the globe, like Washington and California, we do get requests from further afield that sometimes we just can’t pass up. That happened recently when we were contacted by the Israeli division of Wings of Rescue (a rescue group… Read Entire Story »

KHS to join Wings of Rescue Holiday Airlift

November 11, 2015

On Friday, November 20th, 1000 at-risk pets from Southern California will get airlifted out of harm’s way, to shelters and rescues around the country…including Kitsap Humane Society! KHS has partnered with Wings of Rescue for over a year to help save at-risk dogs and kittens from overcrowded and under-resourced shelters in Southern California.  KHS staff typically… Read Entire Story »