Happy 2016 from Kitsap Humane Society!
(And what a year 2015 was!)
A huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your support in 2015! What an amazing year! With your help and support we rehomed 5,528 animals (including 4,864 adoptions), we performed 5,431 spay and neuter surgeries, our volunteers program grew to 652 volunteers, we rescued 1,605 at-risk animals through our Rescue Me program and we had 921 animals go through our foster program! WOW! On top of these amazing numbers, we made new friends around the community with our four 2015 special events and we were thrilled at the success of each of our events exceeding our goals and expectations. 

We are looking forward to growing our programs in 2016, reaching out to new supporters through our events and continuing to save thousands of animals. Thank you again for your help in making 2015 a truly amazing year, our successes are made possible because of the support of our community. Thank you from KHS.

2016 KHS Calendar Now Just $10
Kitsap Humane Society's 2016 Calendar is now just $10! With a deal like this, you won't want to miss out on 12 months of cuteness. Plus, all proceeds go to our animals so you are helping save lives too! Click here to order your calendar. All online calendar purchases will be shipped (a $2 shipping fee applies).
Pet Food Donations Needed For Project Connect 
You can help Kitsap Humane Society help pets of low-income and homeless families. On Wednesday, Jan. 27, KHS is once again participating in Project Connect in Bremerton. The event provides free services to homeless families or those at-risk of being homeless. There will be free pet food at the event. Currently, KHS is collecting cat and dog food (both wet and dry) for the event. Cat food is always in short supply and most desperately needed! Pet food donations can be dropped off at the donation bins at the entrance of the shelter any day.
We are lucky and grateful to be aligned with a local corporate community that fuels and ignites our success-- they support US so we encourage YOU to support them!  
Ace Hardware ( Bainbridge), Amy's on the Bay, Animal Magnetizm Doggie Daycare, Autobahn Specialists, B.I.Barkery, Bainbridge Island Storage, Blinx, Boomers Pet Boutique, Bruce Titus Auto, Buskirk & Assc., Robin Callahan Design, Brown Bear Car Wash, Crystal Photography, Day Road Animal Hospital, Dee Fitzgerald State Farm Insurance, Digital Insurance, Four Foot Photography, Fred Meyer, Attorney Lynn Fleischbein, Home Builder Assc of Kitsap County, Humane Society of U.S., Invisible Fence Peninsula, John L Scott, Attorney Kathleen Schultz, Kelly Imaging, Keo Golf, Kitsap Bank, Kitsap Credit Union, Kitsap Garage Door, LK's Auto Repair, LSD Photography, The Mattress Ranch, Merck Animal Health, Miss Barks A-Lot, Naturally 4 Paws, NW Golf Range, Paws & Fins,Peninsula Subaru, Propel Insurance, Reality Coffee, Rock Rent-A-Car, Sotheby's Realty, Sound Counsel Realty, Tripp Insurance, VCA Antech, VCA Central Kitsap Hospital, Waterman Mitigation, Wave Cable
Development Spotlight
Another way to make a gift and help build a stronger KHS
IRA Rollover:  In 2015, Congress enacted a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. As a result, individuals age 70½ or older can make gifts directly from their IRA to charity in 2016 and beyond. If you are 70 1/2 or older, the IRA rollover is a great way for you to make an IRA rollover gift to support the causes you care about. IRA rollover gifts can make a huge difference. These gifts will help sustain KHS in the important work we do transforming animals' lives.

There are a few details that we wanted to share with you about the IRA rollover:
  • The IRA rollover allows donors 70½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to charity each year.
  • An IRA rollover gift is a tax-exempt distribution. Qualifying individuals can make charitable gifts using pre-tax IRA assets rather than taking a distribution, paying income taxes and using after-tax assets to make a charitable gift.
  • An IRA rollover gift can be used to meet all or part of an IRA required minimum distribution.
If you are considering making an IRA rollover gift, please give us a call. We would be happy to talk to you more about this wonderful gift opportunity.

Contact Tom Weed - Director of Donor Relations 360-692-6977 ext. 1224
Adorable Adoptable
Marty Will Capture Your Heart
  Hi, my name is Marty (Intake #50783) and I’ve been waiting for my forever home since I was picked up as a stray. I’m a tubby, cute boy who loves to run in the play yard, go for walks and explore. I love adventures of all kinds. I’m quiet and reserved in my kennel, but get me outside and I’m a sweet, loving fella. I don’t like to share my toys, so I need a home without small children. The volunteers and staff at the shelter call me Marty Pants because I love to stay busy with dog puzzles (they haven’t found one I can’t do in less than 30 seconds) and learn new things like Clicker training. I’m an all-around funny guy who will capture your heart. All I need is a chance. You can meet me and other adoptable animals at Kitsap Humane Society, open six days a week.

Community Spotlight
Dugan Foundation
Dugan Foundation is a huge supporter of KHS and has been very involved in our life-saving efforts this year. Dugan Foundation works with existing shelters, rescues, and non-profit animal welfare organizations to improve the conditions for homeless pets, as well as to build no-kill communities. Most recently, Dugan Foundation has coordinated the donation of hundreds of pounds of pet food and supplies to KHS through their Happy Howlidays food drive. Dugan Foundation connected KHS with the fourth grade at Gig Harbor Academy, who collected food, toys and other supplies for our pet food pantry and shelter pets, and the kids then got a tour of the shelter. KHS was also invited by Dugan Foundation to bring adoptable dogs to their Speakeasy Fur Ball fund raising event in Tacoma in October. KHS volunteers and dogs were dressed in 1920’s-themed attire and had a great time with the showing off our adoptable pups. Dugan Foundation has been a great supporter of our adoption program, featuring our “long term” adoptable pets in their #WhyNotMe campaign, and holding the huge Woofstock adoption event every August. In 2015 Dugan Foundation also supported KHS’ Rescue Me program with a grant to help us save more at-risk pets from shelters in Washington state. To learn more about Dugan Foundation’s amazing work to improve animal welfare in our region, visit: http://www.duganfoundation.org/ 
Volunteer Spotlight
The Ellison Family
“The family that volunteers together, stays together” is a perfect mantra for the Ellison Family. All four family members - dad, Ken; mom, Becky; and kids, Mandy and Emily - are active volunteers at Kitsap Humane Society. When possible, the entire family volunteers together.
“Emily was the catalyst to the whole family becoming volunteers. She'd wanted to volunteer for 2 years before she was finally old enough to be part of a youth team with me. The whole family has found a passion for helping animals, and we are very proud to be a part of KHS,” Becky said. 
Ken is an electrician with ADT Security Services, specializing in the installation of residential and small business security systems. Becky is a stay-at-home mom who volunteers, bakes and loves to read. Mandy is a student at Olympic College studying law, and works for UPS. Emily is an honor student in middle school, swims on the YMCA swim team, enjoys cooking and aspires to work in the animal care field.
Emily and Becky volunteer primarily with dogs, both walking and relaxation facilitation, although they occasionally snuggle with the kitties too.  Ken works 6 days a week, but comes in on weekends when he can and when he is on vacation to walk dogs and lend some muscle that the leads seem to really appreciate.  Mandy snuggles/socializes with the cats when her schedule allows, and occasionally walks dogs as well.
The Ellisons have lived in the Kitsap County area for 21 years. They enjoy road trips and vacationing at the ocean. They have one dog, Tiger; and two cats, Snow and Spock.
January Adoption Events
January events include adoption events, cat fix day, and low cost spay and neuter clinics. Click the button to see our entire calendar of January events!