July 09, 2010

Seattle Humane Society Takes in Southern California Shelter Dogs

Posted July 8, 2010
When it comes to saving lives, cooperation between rescue organizations is crucial. We currently have kennel space to help support other shelters who are desperately in need. Our staff makes weekly calls or visits to the King County Shelter in Kent first. When we still have life-saving kennel spaces to offer, our team reaches out to rescue partners across Washington state and beyond to see if we can help.

Many of you have heard that thousands of dogs are being euthanized in Southern California due to space constraints. At just one organization, they take in 50,000 animals annually and only 60 percent are placed.
This story of innocent pups not having a chance is gut wrenching to many of us who are looking at available kennels here at the Seattle Humane Society. And so, as part of our life-saving mission, we've joined other shelters across the United States to help rescue dogs in Southern California.

Our team arrived at our Bellevue campus early this morning with 62 dogs from the LA City Shelters. Thanks to a great team effort, all of the dogs were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and given health certificates before making the trip north. Now we will give them as long as it takes for us to find them homes of their own.

All of the dogs' pictures and profiles will be posted on our website at seattlehumane.org over the weekend after we give them another veterinary exam and a behavior evaluation. So check in soon! Better yet, come visit them at our shelter in Bellevue and help us find each and every one of these wonderful pups the family they deserve.
We're located at 13212 SE Eastgate Way, just off I-90 at the 405 interchange and open seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m.

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