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MORE THAN 6,000 LIVES SAVED IN 2012!
Seattle Humane sets records for adoptions, life-saving rate and more 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2013

Seattle Humane Society completed a record-setting year with 6,044 lives saved! Pet adoptions also hit a record high in 2012, with 5,668 dogs, cats and critters placed into loving homes and 376 pets returned to their owner or transferred to partner rescue groups.

The nonprofit shelter in Bellevue reached a milestone 97.2 percent life-saving rate, one of the highest in the nation for an open-door shelter of its size.
 
“We save lives and bring people and pets together, but we don’t do it alone,” Seattle Humane CEO David Loewe said. “Our community stands beside us every step of the way and we couldn’t do it without them.”

Additional highlights from 2012 include:

• Nearly 5,000 pets at the shelter received foster care in the homes of 600 volunteer foster parents, who donated more than 115,000 hours of care. 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.
• More than 7,300 surgical procedures were performed at Seattle Humane Society’s veterinary clinic, including 2,606 pets spayed and neutered through our reduced-fee programs for families in our community. This program is critical to Seattle Humane Society’s leadership efforts to reduce pet homelessness and suffering.

The Seattle Humane Society is setting goals to help even more pets in need and to save more lives in 2013, Loewe said.

“The animals are counting on us, the community depends on us, and we will be there for them,” he said.

For more information:

Rhonda Manville
Director of Marketing

(425) 274-1513
Rhonda@seattlehumane.org

Amanda Walde
Media Relations Associate

(425) 274-1501
Amanda@seattlehumane.org
 
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About the Seattle Humane Society
Seattle Humane Society has been awarded the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator for the fourth consecutive year! Founded in 1897 to bring people and pets together, Seattle Humane Society provides incredible companion animals for adoption 7 days a week, pet workshops and training, a pet food bank, a low-fee spay/neuter surgery program, humane teen club, a visiting pets program and more.

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