As an eight year volunteer at the Seattle Humane Society in Bellevue, I’m very excited I am about this past weekend’s ground breaking ceremony for a new state-of-the-art facility. Staff and volunteers do an amazing job providing animal shelter, adoption, vet services, education, food bank donations and more for dogs, cats and critters – and the people in their lives – in a dated facility that is long overdue for replacement.
I volunteer in the Dog Behavior and Socialization program, walking and training dogs currently available for adoption and working with those that still need to improve their manners before heading to their new home. Its an incredibly rewarding experience and every week I’m amazed at the work the staff and volunteers do and am touched by each incredible animal I work with. Every animal there has a story, but how they got there isn’t as important as the new chapter written when that dog, cat or critter finds its new forever home.
SHS is an independent non-profit organization with a 97% save rate and no time limit for animals in their care. Its a worthy organization to support, whether you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity, a cause to support or a new furry member for your family. It will be a little crazy on campus during construction, but the adoption office and animal adoption dorms will remain open. Don’t let a little construction dust keep you from finding a new dog to walk downtown or a cat to fill the void on your condo window sill.