What an incredible 48 hours it was!

Our community raised nearly $1.5 million for local nonprofits through the Kitsap Great Give and THANKS to YOU KHS raised over $66,000, exceeding our initial event goal of $40,000 and finishing in 1st Place ( $1,000 bonus prize!) for most gifts received - 391 donors!

Your generosity and support will go directly to help fund our Foster and Rescue Me programs. Two complementary, progressive, life-saving programs to ensure that each pet receives the individualized care and treatment they need during these busy summer months.

Thank you for believing in Kitsap Humane Society.

We are very grateful and very lucky to have YOU as a partner in our mission to save more animals' lives.

Petco Foundation
Kitsap Humane Society is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a $43,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support our life-saving programs. Some of the Petco Foundation investment was designated to purchase a vehicle for use by our Adoption and Rescue Me programs to transport at-risk and adoptable pets around the region. That new vehicle has been purchased and is already on the road saving animals every week. It will soon get a colorful “wrap” with KHS and Petco Foundation information - if you see us out on the street please say hello! The rest of the investment will be used to help build the capacity of our growing Adoption and Rescue Me programs to help animals in our immediate community, state of Washington and even further afield. This is the second year in a row that KHS has received a large grant from the Petco Foundation. Previous funding in 2015 enabled KHS to significantly improve our adoption housing for kittens and expand our transfer and adoption capacity for kittens. KHS is so grateful for the Petco Foundation’s vote of confidence and investment in our shelter programs and commitment to lifesaving.
Event Season is Here!

We can't believe that it is already May! Event season is here and KHS will be participating in fairs, community events, farmers markets and parades in all corners of Kitsap County. Check our events calendar regularly to track where in Kitsap County we are every week!

 Help us continue to save animals' lives--participate in one of our special events!

Event season also means our three major fundraising events are fast approaching. Visit our event websites to register, donate and/or learn more about these crucial fundraisers:

Fore! the Animals Golf Tournament - May 20, Port Orchard, WA
Registration is open now--there is still space, come join us on the fairway! 

PetsWALK-July 16, Poulsbo, WA
Registration opens May 23!

Animal Krackers
The 2nd Annual Online Auction - September (dates TBD)
23rd Annual Dinner and Auction Gala, October 1, Clearwater Casino
Tickets on sale in July! 
We can't begin to explain how thankful we are for the wonderful individuals, businesses and non profits who sponsor and partner with us to make our special events possible. We rely on our major events, like the upcoming Fore! the Animals Golf tournament, to be able to continue running our life saving programs. 

Thank you to our 2016 golf tournament sponsors for their support! We encourage you to visit and shop at the businesses that support KHS--make sure to thank them for supporting KHS.
Smiles for Kitsap

Help KHS win a $1,500 donation! Kitsap Kid's Dentistry is donating $1,500 to the animal welfare group who has the most votes by June 24. You can only vote from a computer. Vote for KHS TODAY! 

We are excited to announce our FOURTH Pints for Pets, this time at Bremerton Bar and Grill. This event is going to be a little different from our previous Pints for Pets. Bring your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to Bremerton Bar and Grill anytime between 5-10 pm on May 11. Eat dinner, buy drinks and know that you are helping save lives at KHS. 

Bremerton Bar and Grill will be donating 20% of the evening's proceeds to KHS-whoa! 

So make sure to mark your calendar and join us at Bremerton Bar and Grill for dinner..and a pint. 

Drink Beer, Help Animals, Feel Good! Visit the restaurant's website to take a look at their menu:bremertonbarandgrill.com

Community Spotlight
Sunshine Yogurt
Eat yogurt, save animals! A big shout-out to Sunshine Yogurt on Bainbridge Island. They are donating 10% of their profits and all of their tips to Kitsap Humane Society for two months! Sunshine Yogurt is located at 323 High School Road NE. Their frozen yogurt and smoothies are made fresh every day with organic ingredients. Go enjoy some frozen yogurt and donate to KHS!
Adorable Adoptable
Gilbert the Great

Hello, my name is Gilbert (Intake #50461) and I’m a 7-year-old male tabby who was picked up as a stray. I’m a quiet fellow who doesn’t care much for the hustle and bustle of the shelter, but I’ve been waiting patiently for my forever home for quite some time. I love petting, chin and ear rubs, but I can be shy with new people so it may take some time for me to warm up to you. I would make a great companion for someone who has a calm, patient home. I’m FIV-positive so I need to be indoor only and either an only kitty or live with other FIV-positive cats. Did you know FIV-positive cats can live just as long as other kitties? Shelter staff are happy to answer questions about keeping me happy and healthy for years to come. You can meet me and other adoptable animals at Kitsap Humane Society, open six days a week.

Vertesia Payne

Born in California and moved to Port Orchard as a teen, Vertesia Payne is an active volunteer at Kitsap Humane Society. A mother of 3 grown children and grandmother to 3 kids, Vertesia recently added to her large family when she married Larry in 2014 and gained two stepchildren. When she’s not spending time with her family, she can be found working full-time as a recruiter for CH Franciscan - Harrison Medical Center. She also recently returned to school to obtain her bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Western Governors University. When volunteering at KHS, Vertesia enjoys dog walking, working with the transfer team and canine relaxation as well as helping at events. She recently rescued Willie, an English Springer Spaniel/Hound mix and KHS alum, from her neighbor who was unable to keep their home.

May Events
May events include adoption events, cat fix day, and low cost spay and neuter clinics. Click the button to see our entire calendar of May events!