June 2018
KHS Rescues Hens & Chicks from
Illegal Cockfighting Operation
Kitsap Humane Society’s Animal Control officers and shelter staff rescued 70 hens and chicks from an illegal cockfighting operation in rural Port Orchard, following a law enforcement raid in which more than 300 fighting roosters were seized.

The rescued birds included 17 hens, 29 juvenile birds and 20 baby birds, most of them game birds. Four hatchlings were born during the raid, and when a KHS officer heard peeping coming from one last egg it was brought back to the shelter with its mama and her brood and hatched Monday morning at the shelter.

“This was a very difficult and dangerous operation," said KHS executive director Eric Stevens. "Our team was committed to trying to save as many birds as possible. They did rescue and save about 70 of them - and all have been adopted. Our team deserves our deepest appreciation and respect for their hard work and professionalism."
Pet Licenses Help Lost Pets Get Home:
License or Renew to Enter Fun Prize Drawing!
Did you know that 75 percent of lost pets never make it home? Many of those pets are brought to our shelter, and sadly, without a license or microchip, we're unable to reunite them with their families.

Licenses help pets get back home, where they belong! Buy or renew your pet license between June 1-June 30, and you’ll be entered to win one of THREE awesome prizes: A $60 gift card to Bremerton Bar and Grill, or one of two baskets for your dog or cat filled with pet food, treats, toys and Kitsap Humane Society swag! 

Licensing is fast, easy and inexpensive. Best of all, it works. Just ask Ronald McClaughry of Bremerton. He's a lifelong dog person, and adopted his pup Duchess from KHS. They clearly adore each other, and make good companions.
Kitten and Puppy Season is Here!
Summer is on the way, and kitten season (and puppy season) is in full effect! May was busy, busy, busy with dozens of puppies arriving at the shelter, and more than 200 kittens in KHS foster homes … and we’re just getting started!
Hundreds of puppies and kittens will need our help (and yours!) this spring and summer. Our top “wish list” items for caring for all these cuties?

You can check out the Amazon Wish List for Kitsap Humane Society for even more items to help the animals in our care.
Want to get involved in a more hands-on way? Consider joining our foster team! Temporary, short-term foster homes are needed for nursing mother cats and their kittens, nursing mother dogs and their puppies, and orphaned kittens and puppies (eating on their own, as well as ones needing bottle feeding). Want to learn more? Come to our Foster Care Orientation TOMORROW, June 9 th
PetsWALK Registration Now Open!
Register for PetsWALK presented by Poulsbo Animal Clinic , and start fundraising for the animals today!

We have some exciting fundraising prizes this year, including our new KHS sweatshirt, a brand-new collapsible tote bag, swag for your dog (or your kids) and a fitness watch! Prizes will be provided to any participant who raises $25 or more.

Like last year, the prizes are cumulative, so you keep each prize as you raise more funds! 

This year our goal is to raise $32,000. You can help raise funds for shelter pets by registering, joining or creating a team (or flying solo) and fundraising with your friends, family and coworkers. Funds raised at PetsWALK allow us to provide lifesaving care to pets in need throughout the year.
Adorable Adoptable
Meet Spot!
This handsome boy is Spot! Spot is an adorable pointer mix who is about 2 years old. He loves long walks and enjoys the scenery and foliage in the Pacific Northwest.

Spot is a complete love bug! He adores attention, and if you give him scratches behind his ears or on his chin, he will lean into you asking you for more!

Spot loves to play with other dogs, too! He would make a wonderful addition to any family!
Community Spotlight
Poulsbo Animal Clinic!
Special thanks to this year’s PetsWALK Presenter of the Pack, Poulsbo Animal Clinic! We’re proud to have them as the Presenting Sponsor of our 25 th annual charity walk/run.

A locally owned, full-service veterinary clinic in the heart of Poulsbo, Poulsbo Animal Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. It’s a distinction earned by fewer than 15 percent of all veterinary practices!

From routine vaccinations to advanced orthopedic surgeries, Poulsbo Animal Clinic is there for you and your animal companions! Thank you for your support, Poulsbo Animal Clinic! We appreciate you!
Volunteer Spotlight
Meet Kathy!
This month’s spotlight is on volunteer/foster extraordinaire, Kathy Oliphant!

Kathy makes herself invaluable all over the shelter, out in the community, and at home as a Cattery Lead Volunteer, a valuable events and outreach volunteer, and a bird foster!

Kathy has been described by KHS staff as “a sassy delight,” and “one of the best parts of events season.” She can always be found bustling around the Cattery helping clean kennels and assessing special kitties, or in laundry helping make a dent in the piles of dirty blankets and puppy pads.
She has also fostered more than 10 birds for us! Kathy is a true KHS rock star! Kathy manages to spend dozens of hours each month at KHS and caring for our animals as a foster mom and an outreach volunteer, but she is also a devoted mother and grandmother, and spends lots of quality time with family and is involved in her church. Thank you, Kathy!
Realtors Help
Save Lives
Buckley & Buckley Real Estate
KHS is so fortunate to have an amazing team of real estate professionals and partners who support our lifesaving work by donating a portion of their home sale commissions!

Thank you to: Tori Dotson at Windermere (Silverdale), Robyn Denson at Home Base Washington (S.Kitsap), and Tara Scouten at John L. Scott (Poulsbo).

This month we're spotlighting Ed and Maureen Buckley of Buckley & Buckley Real Estate (Bainbridge Island & N. Kitsap) and rescue dog lovers! Ed and Maureen have pledged $500 from each sale in 2018 and so far this year they have donated over $3,500 from their home sales. A huge thank you to Ed & Maureen for helping us rescue and save more pets' lives!
June Events
Many Thanks to Our Grand Shelter Sponsor:
Kitsap Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Tax ID: 91-0728353