Cats rescued from Oregon Fires find Loving Homes in Kitsap 
In early October, Kitsap Humane Society received seven cats transferred from Southwest Oregon in the wake of the wildfires in Douglas County. While five of the cats were not directly impacted by the fires, they were brought to KHS to free up kennel space in Oregon’s local shelters for cats who were displaced by the fires. 

Two of the cats, Ripley and Wyatt, were rescued from a colony of about one hundred cats who were directly impacted by the fires. Wyatt and Ripley arrived at Kitsap Humane Society with singed whiskers and burns on their paws and ears. Despite all they went through, these resilient cats were sweet and cuddly. 

After a bit of TLC from our vet team, Ripley and Wyatt were ready for new homes. These two tenacious cats were quickly adopted by loving families. 
First-Ever Virtual Animal Krackers raises $340,000 for Shelter Pets
Thanks to the generosity of our community, our first-ever virtual Animal Krackers Presented by Peninsula Subaru was a smashing success! Over 1,100 supporters registered for the event and raised over $340,000 for shelter pets at Kitsap Humane Society.

The virtual event included an exciting magic show presented by Nash Fung, visits from adorable adoptables, and a rousing live auction featuring an array of extraordinary items and experiences. The highlight of the event was the heartwarming video that reminded us that Kitsap Humane Society is here for the people and pets who need us most.

Funds from Animal Krackers will provide lifesaving care and support for the more 6,000 animals who come through the doors of Kitsap Humane Society every year.
Donate to Kitsap Humane Society’s Holiday Food Drive Today
Please join Kitsap Humane Society in our second-annual community food drive during the month of November!

This special food drive for people and pets will help stock the shelves of Kitsap Humane Society’s Pet Food Pantry, as well as the shelves of food banks throughout Kitsap County.

Last year, Kitsap Humane Society’s community food drive collected 250 pounds of people food, and enough pet food to both restock our own pet food pantry and share with local food banks. This holiday season, our goal is to collect 500 pounds of people food to help feed even more families in need.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial challenges for numerous people, and many families are now facing food insecurity due to this crisis. By donating non-perishable groceries and pet food to Kitsap Humane Society, you will help ensure that families in our community don’t have to make a choice between feeding themselves and feeding their pets.

Please, help us help them this holiday season.
Keeping Your Pets Safe this Holiday Season
It’s almost time to celebrate the holidays! Follow these suggestions to keep your fur-family safe and healthy this year.

Cut the scraps 
Those big ol’ puppy eyes and tiny meows might tempt you, but you should not feed your pet table scraps! Consumption of fatty foods such as turkey, butter and gravies can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain triggered by pancreatitis inflammation. Foods containing dough and yeast can also cause painful gas, while corn cobs and discarded turkey bones can result in gastrointestinal injuries.

Festive meals for you fur-family
Want your pets to join in on the fun of festive feasts? Many brands offer turkey and pumpkin-flavored food that your pet can enjoy without experiencing a tummy ache. Try feeding them seasonal flavored pet food away from the dinner table.

Plan time for zoomies
If you’re hosting during the holidays, make sure your pet gets plenty of time to run around and tire themselves out. Doing so can put anxious pets at ease, allowing them to relax before your guests arrive.
KHS Volunteer Molly Clark Wins "Best Community Volunteer"
As a result of her dedicated work as a Kitsap Humane Society volunteer, the community has voted Molly Clark "Best Community Volunteer" in the Best of Central Kitsap/Bremerton competition hosted by Sound Publishing.

About seven years ago Molly began volunteering at Kitsap Humane Society. Molly has always felt at home here at KHS. Here she can pursue her passion for helping animals find their forever families by working with them inside and outside the shelter. Molly enjoys training and walking shelter dogs, taking photos around the shelter, and bringing a Puppuccino to one lucky pup each week.

“I’m so proud of this award,” said Molly, explaining that she cried when she found out she had won. “I love [KHS] animals as much as I love my own and helping them find new homes makes my heart full. That’s why I do what I do, to give the animals the best care at KHS and to give people another chance to see these animals.”
Ways to Give this Holiday Season!
Donate from your paycheck!

Donating to Kitsap Humane Society is easy and convenient! Donate $2, $5, $10 or more per paycheck, or make a one-time contribution. Your donations help us Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome at-risk pets in Kitsap County. Military and federal employees can give through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of Cascadia (CFC number #93746).


Donate via One Call for All!

Bainbridge Island residents! You can support pets in need at KHS by participating in this year's One Call for All! Keep a look-out for the red envelope in the mail, or make your gift online to support shelter pets!


Donate by shopping at Fred Meyer!

Did you know that you can donate to Kitsap Humane Society by simply grocery shopping at Fred Meyer? When you link your rewards card to Kitsap Humane Society through the Community Rewards program (organization #CW739) a portion of your purchase is donated to KHS! The more you shop, the more is donated to support the animals in our care!


Donate via Amazon Smile!

Thinking about doing your holiday shopping on Amazon?If so, be sure to checkout through Amazon Smile, choose Kitsap Humane Society as your charity of choice, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to animals in need!
Adorable Adoptables
Meet Yoyo!
This month’s Adorable Adoptable is Yoyo! Yoyo is an adorable 2-year-old Husky mix looking for a family of his own! Yoyo is an active, adventurous boy who would love a home where he can be your running buddy or hiking companion. Yoyo is super smart and is learning tricks, including "sit." He would love a home with a nice big yard for him to zip around in and get his zoomies out. He loves toys of all kinds and can't wait to find a home where he can be spoiled with a cozy dog bed, lots of toys, and all the love and attention he needs! If Yoyo sounds like the perfect dog for you, learn more about him on our website. Then submit an adoption application to adoptions@kitsap-humane.org to meet this special pup!
Volunteer Spotlight
Shauna Ryan
Though Shauna Ryan has been volunteering at KHS for about a year and a half, she is a self-proclaimed lifelong cat lady! In fact, it was Shauna’s love of kitties that initially drew her to becoming a volunteer here. At just shy of 240 hours of volunteer service, she has given us so much!

Shauna’s generosity of spirit is depicted by the way she schedules herself for multiple shifts around the shelter in the same day, devoting herself to where she is most needed. She happily toggles between cat socialization and laundry with no questions asked. She has been a huge resource for our community events, providing much needed help with our annual PetsWALK.

Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Shauna wasn’t able to physically come in as often as she had been. But that didn’t stop her from remaining a true leader for our volunteers. Her positive attitude and encouraging presence through social media platforms brought about some normalcy and motivation during uncertain times.
Later, when we rescued 54 guinea pigs, she threw herself into action by coming in to clean, care for, and maintain their habitats for the duration of their stay with us.

Shauna has graciously given her time during the pandemic to doing duties outside of her main focus, but she is eager to get back to doing what she loves most as one of our resident cat whisperers.

Thanks for being so PAW-some Shauna!
Employee Spotlight
Amanda Graham
Although Amanda Graham joined the Kitsap Humane Society development team just over a year ago, she’s made a mighty impact. The extraordinary success of this year’s annual Animal Krackers event clearly shows her hard work, with a whopping $340,000 raised through this virtual event. Congratulations, Amanda!

In her role as the Events & Outreach Manager, Amanda quickly moved into action at the outset of the COVID-19 public health crisis. She adapted KHS events to be socially distanced by taking to the internet. Her creative and collaborative approach brought board members and staff together to work in the new world of virtual events. 

“Amanda’s kind and caring approach is matched by her strong base of organizational skills and good judgment,” her supervisor said. “It’s been exciting to watch her rise to each challenge and build on each success.” 

Amanda has shown her passion for the KHS mission; this spring she became the proud adopter of KHS alum Teddy. Her adorable Labradoodle puppy has grown into a cuddlebug and happy member of her household. 
When asked what she loves most about KHS, Amanda said, “It is the passion behind every staff member, volunteer, and supporter. Everything we do, every decision we make, revolves around how we can provide better care and support for these animals. It's inspiring!”

Keep bringing it, Amanda – we are so glad you’re part of Kitsap Humane Society’s team. We appreciate your dedication to our animal lifesaving mission!
Keep Your Pets Safe in Winter Weather
The holiday season is here and so is holiday weather. With winter quickly approaching it is important to have a plan to keep your indoor and outdoor pets safe. You can keep your pets safe this winter by providing outdoor animals with somewhere warm and dry to hunker down, stocking enough food in the house for your pets during inclement weather, and being aware of your pet’s sensitivity to cold and rainy weather.

Our Powerful Partner, Puget Sound Energy, wants to remind you that winter weather can be planned for by downloading the myPSE app to help plan for storm-related outages. Learn more at pse.com/app.

Kitsap Humane Society wishes you and your pets a warm and comfy winter!
Many Thanks to Our Grand Shelter Sponsor:
Kitsap Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Tax ID: 91-0728353