October 2016
Animal Krackers Re-Cap
A fabulous evening with fabulous record-breaking results! On Saturday, over 400 KHS animal-loving supporters came together at the Clearwater Casino for the 23rd Annual Animal Krackers Auction and Gala. What an amazing night! Guests bid on 31 silent auction items, 17 desserts and 16 live auction items and together, raised over $330,000! This also includes the funds raised by the Online Auction for the Animals which was September 3-17 and featured over 200 items.

A video focusing on how KHS impacts the community and the importance of the human and animal bond was featured at the event and can be viewed by clicking here.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to our supporters for coming together to raise crucial money needed to save more animals' lives.

Howl-o-ween is Coming!
On Saturday, October 22, Kitsap Humane Society is hosting a Howl-O-Ween Adoption Extravaganza! With adoption specials and extended adoption hours it is sure to be a BIG day for saving lives and placing pets in loving new homes! All adult cats will have their adoption fees waived, all kittens will be half-off, and all dogs and puppies will be $25 off their adoption fees. KHS will be open an extra hour for adoptions and   KHS adoption counselors are onsite to help you find the best match for your family and lifestyle. And with the money left over from discounted adoption fees, you’ll be able to get a couple extra toys and treats for your new feline family member! KHS sells kitten/cat starter kits (complete with a litter box, small bag of litter and litter scoop), collars, tags, kitty toys and gently used cat trees and scratching posts! 
Pints for Pets at Dog Days Brewing
Join KHS for HOWL-aween Pints for Pets at Dog Days Brewing in Bremerton (260 4th St, Bremerton, WA)! This Pints for Pets will be on Friday, October 28 from 5-8:00 pm and $1 from every pour will be donated to KHS. The best part, there will be a pet costume contest (extra points if you are also dressed up!). Come drink beer, and save animals!

Show some Love & Help Animals Through Employee Workplace Giving

Donate to KHS right through 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 over 5,000 pets this year. Federal employees: Military and federal employees can give through the Greater Olympic Peninsula Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The KHS CFC number is #93746.

Other community and workplace giving options include: 
Community Spotlight
Thank you Peninsula Subaru!
During the month of October, Peninsula Subaru is partnering with Kitsap Humane Society as part of Subaru of America's "Subaru Loves Pets" event!  All month long, Peninsula Subaru will be promoting their partnership with KHS and also donating pet supplies directly to our shelter! On October 29, to celebrate "Subaru Loves Pets", KHS will host a pet food drive and info booth at the Peninsula Subaru dealership, located on Highway 16 in Bremerton. Thank you to Peninsula Subaru for supporting Kitsap Humane Society during the month of October, as well as throughout the entire year!
Adorable Adoptable
Sadie Will Steal Your Heart

Hello, my name is Sadie (Intake #55702) and if you’re looking for an active, playful and curious young dog, then I’m your girl! I love to run around with my human friends, but playing fetch is probably my favorite activity. 

Volunteer Spotlight
In Remembrance of Becky Swanson

By Eric Stevens
Executive Director  

We have lost a dear friend, supporter, animal lover and former Board member of Kitsap Humane Society, Becky Swanson, who passed away last month after a prolonged battle with cancer.  

Becky joined the Board in 2012, and served for three years, stepping off in 2015 only because of her worsening health. She had a deep financial background, and up until her death, she served as the CFO of the Bremerton Port Authority. When she joined the Board in 2012, she immediately rolled up her sleeves and worked diligently and vigorously to help KHS dig itself out of the deep financial hole that we had uncovered shortly after I took over as Executive Director in February 2012. She remained the financial conscience and watchdog on KHS' Board, making sure that we never spent outside our means. She also was a valued and trusted personal advisor to me on financial and human resource issues.

If you knew Becky personally, you know that her first and deepest love was dogs. At one point in her career, she took a detour so that she could train dogs. Her particular passion was Corgi's, and the love of her life in recent years was her dog Sir Cooper, a sweet Corgi who graced the cover of Kitsap Humane Society's 2015 calendar. When Sir Cooper passed away earlier this year, it was a devastating loss for Becky.

Becky was very generous to KHS with her time and her financial resources. Until her health failed her, she attended almost all of our fundraising events and always brought friends and supporters to those events.  The last event that Becky attended was our 2016 Annual Board meeting this past April, when she and several other recent former Board members were honored as Emeritus Board members for their distinguished service and generosity.  

Becky's dedication to KHS and the animals left a big imprint on our organization. She will be missed, and remembered.

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