December 2017
Thanks to You, More Lives Were Saved!
When animals are suffering -- whether it's a neglected pet in a hoarding house here in Kitsap County, or a stray dog traumatized by the floods in Houston or Puerto Rico or the wildfires of California - we've been there to help them, thanks to YOU!

With your help, we're on track to rescue and save the lives of 400 more pets this year than last, pets who were homeless and hurting after undergoing disasters, neglect or loss of one kind or another, through no fault of their own.

Your support meant that sweet pups like Marcos (below left) went from flooding to fireside and a fellow like Rocco (right) went from the storms of Puerto Rico to sipping puppuccinos!

As you make your year-end gifts, please help us save more precious animals like Marcos and Rocco and other pets left homeless by the hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters. Make your donation now and help us close an $85,000 shortfall in the year ahead, so we can continue to rescue pets who need us most. The animals are counting on you!
Holiday Happenings at KHS
The holiday season is upon us, and we have some exciting holiday activities coming up and would LOVE to see you at one (or all) of them!

If you’re looking to have professional family photos taken with the man in red himself, you'll want to come to Kitsap Humane Society on Saturday Dec. 10 for Santa Paws!

You and your family (pets included!) can pose with the best Santa Claus around and enjoy a cup of cocoa and holiday cheer. For $20, you’ll receive up to three digital images for your holiday pleasure!
All proceeds from Santa Paws benefit the animals in our care, thanks to our volunteer photographers and Santa.

If you’d like to wrap up some generosity this holiday season, stop by our Giving Tree!  From Dec. 1 to Dec. 25, you can select an ornament from the tree outside our main shelter doors. These ornaments will name the  items most needed to care for our animals. With ornament in hand, you can head to the store, purchase your items, and bring them back to the blue donation bin out
Adorable Adoptable
Meet Sweet Monica!
Meet Monica! Monica loves other dogs her size and is looking for a home with a doggie sibling!

One of our awesome staff members has been taking Monica on outings to give her a break from the shelter, and she is loving having a doggie friend to play and snuggle with.

This adorable mutt with wiry whiskers is looking for a home of her very own!
Volunteer Spotlight
Meet Monica Ioset!
Monica has been volunteering at Kitsap Humane Society since August 2017 and in that time has contributed over 119 hours! Monica spends her volunteer time in many different ways and is always willing to lend a helping hand, even while she was recovering from foot surgery.

She is a dog walker, socializes the cats, transports animals to rescue, helps the Behavior Department with a variety of tasks, and in the past helped staff care for birds that came through our doors!

When asked what she enjoys most about volunteering at Kitsap Humane Society Monica said: “I came to the KHS to help the animals. While I believe I am being helpful, I realize that I am also helped by the animals and by the staff and other volunteers. The camaraderie, compassion, and professionalism of the people, and the affection of animals keep me coming back to be part of this spirit-lifting team.” Thank you, Monica, for all you do! 
Now is the Best Time to Donate Stock
With markets at all-time highs, giving appreciated stocks at year-end
can be a win-win for you and Kitsap Humane Society!

T his holiday season, you may want to consider giving the gift of securities. For most, the benefits of a stock gift to Kitsap Humane Society include a bigger tax break and avoided capital gains taxes.
According to a recent  Forbes article ,  "If an investor has held an appreciated stock or mutual fund for more than one year, they can donate those securities to a charity and receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities, and eliminate any capital gains assessments on the future sale of the securities."
If you are interested in donating securities to KHS, please  get in touch with Tom Weed, Director of Donor Relations.
It's the Season of Community 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.
Other community and workplace options include:
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Thank you for your support!