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2023 Annual Report

We're here for the people and pets of Southwest Washington. Learn more about our lifesaving work in the community.


Our work wouldn't be possible without our incredible volunteers! Join us and make a lifesaving difference.

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News about dogs and cats? Now that's something we love. Check out the latest news and announcements from the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

Press Inquiries

Please direct all press and media inquiries to Sam Ellingson, Director of Communications and Marketing [email protected] or 360.213.2626


Nine Dogs Rescued from Dogfighting Operation
KOIN 6 Joins Walk/Run for the Animals
Humane Society Volunteer Faces Cancer, Pushes for Largest Fundraising Team
'Neuter Your Ex' Sounds Like Revenge. Shelters Say it's an Act of Love
'Neuter Your Ex' Campaign at HSSW
A Winter Weather Sleepover for Humane Society Staff


Eleven Puppies on KOIN News AM Extra
A Holiday Rescue for a Dog and Eleven Puppies
Miracle Reunion: Family Finds Lost Dog after Two Years
Holiday Thrift Store Supports Pets in Need
ReTails and HSSW Open Holiday Thrift Store
People, Services Connected during Vancouver Resource Fair
Vancouver Shelter Celebrates "Dogust" with Adoption Specials
Shelters at Full Capacity Amid Kitten Season
HSSW: Practice Patience with Stray Cats and Kittens
'People Needs' Make Pet Ownership a Challenge for Some in the PNW
Humane Society Sees Increased Need for Finding New Homes for Pets
HSSW Cares for People and Pets in Need
In Clark County, Pets are a Lifeline for Owners Experiencing Homelessness
Humane Society Walk/Run will Raise Funds for Pets in Need
National Puppy Day at HSSW
KOIN Community Helps Name a Litter of Puppies


Furry Sleepover During Icy Conditions
A Holiday Rescue for 18 Dogs
Humane Society Supports Pets and Families During Wildfire
HSSW Rescues 94 Rabbits
Recue Beagles Arrive in the PNW
HSSW Receives Rescue Beagles
Post-Pandemic Adoptions Decline in Clark County
HSSW Walk/Run for the Animals - Positive Vibes
HSSW on The Common Good - KXRW FM
Humane Society Provides Care for Puppies Born at Vancouver Homeless Village
PNW Adopts a lot of Shelter Animals in US
Betty White Challenge Raises Money for Local Animal Shelters
Kitten Season Carries on (and on) in Clark County

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Happy Howlidays! Local Shelter makes Christmas Special for Pets
Volunteers find holiday cheer at HSSW on Christmas Day
ReTails Thrift Store Holiday Boutique Benefits the Animals of HSSW
HSSW Rescues More Than 30 Dogs from a Single Home
HSSW Awarded Gift Celebrating Senior Cats
Clark County Thrift Stores Bounce Back from Covid
HSSW Reopens for In-Person Visits
HSSW Offers Tips for Protecting Pets in Extreme Heat
HSSW Foster Volunteers Receive National Recognition
HSSW Awarded Prestigious Service Enterprise Certification
Volunteer Photographer Puts Pets in Best Light
Texas Dogs and Cats Find New Homes in Vancouver 
Extended Kitten Season at HSSW

Bunny Palooza - Adoptable Rabbits at HSSW

Making a Difference: HSSW teen volunteer

Inmates train shelter dogs for adoption

New radiology equipment saves lives

Korean rescue dog at Walk/Run for the Animals

Volunteers recognized for exceptional service

Korean rescue dogs settling in to home life

Teen volunteer recognized
ReTails Thrift Store opens Volunteer-Led Holiday Boutique
Korean dogs get new leash on life
Doggie Dive makes a splash
Volunteers care for animals on Christmas Day