FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2018
Happy New Shelter Year! 2017 will be remembered as one of the most notable years in Seattle Humane's history. The shelter opened its doors to a brand new state-of-the-art facility in December. Despite the construction, parking challenges and temporary facilities used for much of the year, Seattle Humane provided care for more than 7,500 animals and had several record-breaking adoption months.
“Ever since animals first entered our new shelter, pets and people alike have thrived in the new building," said David Loewe, CEO of Seattle Humane. "A big THANK YOU from our paws to yours for helping us provide support and care for more than 7,500 pets because of your generosity. We can hardly wait to share the number of lives impacted in 2018!"
Additional highlights from 2017 include:
•Seattle Humane raised more than $28.5 million from more than 2,000 private donors to build the new facility.
•With the help of visiting veterinary students from Washington State University, more than 5,100 surgical procedures were performed at Seattle Humane’s veterinary clinic in 2017.
•More than 4,000 pets at the shelter received foster care in the homes of volunteer foster parents. They tended to underage puppies and kittens who required round-the-clock bottle feedings; senior pets who needed a break from shelter life; and pets recovering from surgery.
•3,400 volunteers donated 156,888 hours to help care for pets during their stay at Seattle Humane including nearly 300 animals who were displaced by hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico.
•At 98.61%, our life-saving rate continues to be one of the highest in the nation.
Photo courtesy of Sunny Martini | Seattle Refined