November 2017
KHS Rescues Puerto Rico Pets!
Kitsap Humane Society’s Rescue Me program took in 22 homeless puppies, kittens and adult pets saved from storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and most will be available for adoption today, Nov. 1. The shelter is also preparing to receive a second delivery of homeless cats and kittens displaced by the fires in Santa Rosa, Calif.

“Our teams have been working around the clock to get the Puerto Rican pets checked in, examined, and ready to meet adopters today,” said KHS Director of Animal Welfare Natalie Smith. “They’re such nice animals and we know our community will step up to provide loving homes for them all.”

Thousands of pets poured into Puerto Rico’s shelters after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island, both as strays and pets surrendered by owners who lost everything and, sadly, couldn’t provide water, food or shelter to their beloved pets. Now Puerto Rico’s shelters are inundated and overcrowded, resulting in collaborative lifesaving efforts by Kitsap Humane Society, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Seattle Humane and Puerto Rico shelters. The cats from the fire zone are coming to KHS through a partnership with the ASPCA's Relocation Program.

We need your help to care for pets left homeless by the hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters. Many of the Puerto Rico dogs need spay and neuter surgeries and routine medical treatment as part of their pre-adoption care. Please donate now and designate your gift to Rescue Me Disaster Relief (Puerto Rico, California) in the drop-down button of the donation page.

In addition to Puerto Rico, KHS’ Rescue Me program has taken in homeless pets earlier this year from the hurricanes in Texas and the fires in California’s wine country, saving lives and allowing local shelters to open space for more animals in need.
It's the Season of Gratitude at KHS

What are we grateful for? This is just a start:

  • Foster parents who open their hearts and homes to shelter pets who need a safe and quiet place away from the shelter before adoption. Those amazing foster homes enable us to help more animals than ever!
  • Volunteers who drive tens of thousands of miles transporting pets for our Rescue Me and Adoption programs.
  • Compassionate Animal Control Officers who encounter difficult cruelty and neglect investigations, and still show up every day ready to help more animals.
  • Four months in a row of record-breaking adoptions!
  • Supporters like YOU!
  • Heartwarming photos and stories from KHS adopters who share their love for their pets. See them on Facebook and Instagram for a guaranteed dose of the warm and fuzzies! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
KHS Calendars Make Great Gifts!
Our calendars make great gifts and will be available mid-November online and at the shelter. We'll notify you via email, Facebook and Instagram when they're in stock. Proceeds from every purchase support the animals in our care.
A Special Black Friday!
Are you planning to spend your Black Friday searching for the best deals in all the stores? Why not spend it searching for your new family member?! On Friday, November 24 th, Kitsap Humane Society will be having an Adopt ‘Til You Drop Black Friday Adoption Event featuring adoption discounts and extended hours!
Fun Ways to Support the Animals
Animal lovers give to KHS in many ways. Girl Scout Troop 44328 (left) is one of several troops that have held food and supply drives for the animals.

Businesses like Bainbridge Storage routinely hold supply drives for the shelter, using roadside signboards to let drivers know what's needed.

Learn more about hosting a drive, raising funds on your birthday, and other third-party fundraising ideas on our website .
Adorable Adoptable
This Little Gem is Opal!
Looking for a lap cat? Look no further! Meet Opal, the beautiful senior calico with striking markings and a soft fluffy coat! Opal is a total princess and loves being spoiled and getting lots of attention.

She would love to have a nice cozy bed to cuddle up on and a quiet home to live out her senior years. Learn more about sweet Opal here!"
Volunteer Spotlight
Meet Donna Hixon!
Meet this month’s Volunteer Spotlight – Donna! Donna has been volunteering and fostering at the Kitsap Humane Society since 2013 and spends at least one day a week volunteering at the shelter.

Donna spends most of her time helping the Vet Services department by cleaning surgical instruments and making surgery packs, fosters animals with behavior and medical issues, and helps at events such as this year’s PetsWALK.

Donna has volunteered for the behavior and adoption departments, the Rescue Me transfer program, and the photo team. Thank you, Donna, for all you do! 
Community Spotlight
Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt is Sweet on Helping KHS !
Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt is known for its cold, creamy frozen yogurt, sweet, colorful toppings, and its big heart for the Kitsap community! Through their Keep the Change program, Blu Berry supports charitable organizations within Kitsap by collecting customer-donated change. Rotating charitable organizations every three months, Blu Berry in Silverdale selected Kitsap Humane Society as their Keep the Change recipient for April through June of 2017. And boy are we glad they did! Blu Berry customers donated $1,884.61 to help support our lifesaving work! Thank you, Kitsap! And thank you, Blu Berry! Learn about Keep the Change at
Show Some Love for Animals
with Workplace Giving
Donate to KHS with a deduction from your paycheck! Whether you choose to donate $2, $5, $10 or more per paycheck, or make a one-time contribution, your donations help us Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome nearly 7,000 at-risk pets each year. Federal employees:   Military and federal employees can give through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of Cascadia. The KHS CFC number is #93746.
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