One of Seattle Humane’s main priorities is keeping families and their pets together in times of need. They assist every day through the state-of-the-art shelter but when a pet’s needs can’t be met on campus, Seattle Humane continues to support through the new, Pet Owner Assistance Fund which was created to help support income-qualified pet owners pay for one-time medical and dental needs.

Many families who have benefited from the Pet Owner Assistance Fund have used it to cover emergency veterinary bills. The fund has also been used to cover behavioral training, short-term boarding, pet supplies, and motel stays.

Sammy, a handsome orange tabby cat and Seattle Humane alum, went to see his vet this fall when his health began declining. It was determined that he needed an expensive surgical procedure to save his life. “With everything going on during the 2020 pandemic, I needed help with the cost of this procedure,” Sammy’s mom said. “I reached out to Seattle Humane and was ecstatic to find out there was help for myself and my sweet boy through their Pet Resource Center. After getting financial help, Sammy was able to have the procedure, and I am pleased to say he is healed and playing like a kitten again!

“I am beyond thankful to Seattle Humane and all they do for the animals in our community. Had I not received this gift, I would have been faced with the possibility of having to surrender Sammy to the shelter to save his life. Thank you, Seattle Humane and the Pet Resource Center, for all you have done for animals like Sammy and so many more!”

Seattle Humane is Puget Sound’s leader in animal adoption, education and welfare. The priority is to connect animals in need of rescue with people who will love them.  Through outreach, advocacy, and services they strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. As with most nonprofits, Seattle Humane could use your help at the end of a very difficult year. To make a holiday donation, click here.

This month, Seattle Met is highlighting the ten nonprofits that participated in our virtual Generocity 2020 event, presented by Vulcan. It’s not too late to register! Tickets are free and attendees are automatically entered to win prizes from local restaurants and retailers, signed Seattle Seahawks gear and a weekend getaway provided by Columbia Hospitality valued at $1500! Click here to learn more about these remarkable nonprofits, watch on-demand content and plan your holiday and end-of-year giving!