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The Humane Society for Southwest Washington is dedicated to fostering a community where all creatures are treated with compassion and respect.

Founded in 1897, the Humane Society has a long tradition of caring for the animals of southwest Washington and surrounding areas. By working in collaboration with local veterinarians and animal rescue groups, the Humane Society and its partners in animal welfare look forward to a future where all companion animals will live in a loving home.

Through the work of our full-time and part-time staff, along with the assistance of more than 500 compassionate volunteers, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington offers an array of humane programs, including pet adoptions, community education, pet behavior advice, spay/neuter assistance and low-cost pet adoptions for seniors.

Through the generous support of local individuals, groups, and corporations, we are able to care for the thousands of orphaned animals we receive each year.

Thank you for your support!

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington is a private non-profit, 501(c)(3) animal shelter and we appreciate your support. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

HSSW Open Admission Position Statement
The Humane Society for Southwest Washington embraces an open admission philosophy. This means that we willingly accept every animal that is brought to us regardless of age, breed, health, temperament, or available space or resources. We believe that an open admission shelter is vital to the care of thousands of animals that would otherwise have an uncertain future. In accordance with this philosophy we remain dedicated to finding positive solutions to the issue of companion animal overpopulation in our community.

HSSW Financial Funding Statement

As an independent, non-profit organization, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington is not directly affiliated with, nor do we receive regular funding from, any other organization. Our adoption, education, and clinical and care services are supported by gifts from generous, caring friends like you.

Rated 4-Star by Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is America's prmiere independent charity evaluator and the standard by which the industry and donors alike measure the Financial Health, Accountability, and Transparency of America's largest non-profit organizations. The Humane Society for Southwest Washington has proven itself a top organization by acheiving a coveted 4-star rating; the highest offered by Charity Navigator.

As the non profit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pacy, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency, and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars. The goal is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

Please visit the Humane Society for Southwest Washington's page on www.charitynavigator.com to view our organization's report card. Also feel free to check out our 990 form and our Auditor's Report/Financial Statements to see where your money is going.