HSSW Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) present in our community, it's essential to take precautions. As always, our primary concern is the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, guests, and animals.
Our staff are closely monitoring the situation and consider recommendations from local and federal public health authorities. Recommendations for best community management of COVID-19 continue to change and HSSW will respond accordingly.
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Please review the information below for the most current updates. This page is updated as soon as new information becomes available.
Lost and Found - update 3/25
Lost and found services (including bringing in a stray animal) are available by appointment only. Available daily, 9:00-4:30.
Arriving for an Appointment
Doors to public spaces will remain locked during business hours. Individuals with an appointment may knock or ring the bell to notify our staff of their arrival. Please maintain a 6-foot distance from staff and volunteers during your visit and observe posted signage.
To make an appointment for lost/found services, please contact our team:
Email: [email protected]
Arriving without an appointment
Individuals who arrive without an appointment will be asked to wait outside of the building until the next available appointment.
Lost and Found Pets
If you have found a lost/stray pet or are looking for your lost pet, please visit our lost/found page for more information.
Adoptions - update 3/25
HSSW adoption services are temporarily closed. At the request of our governor's office, HSSW adoption services will remain closed until non-essential services are once again approved.
All available animals can be viewed on our website. Click here to see available animals.
Owner surrender requests are limited only to emergency circumstances and acceptance cannot be guaranteed. Learn more here.
Currently On Hold
All new volunteer orientations are currently suspended. Shifts for all current, active volunteers are still available.
We value the help of our volunteers and are grateful for their support during challenging times. We hope to welcome new volunteers soon. Updates and orientations will be posted on our volunteer page when available.
Pet Food Assistance - Update 3/23
CHOW pick-up and enrollment processes have changed in order to keep our staff and guests safe.
To register for CHOW: enrollment for CHOW should be completed via email. To enroll, please email [email protected] stating your need. A staff member will return your message as soon as possible.
To pick up CHOW food (for families already registered): Distribution is available Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10:00 am - Noon. Curbside pick-up only. Please arrive at the front door (Animal Adoptions) and observe responsible social distancing when picking up your food.
Please call 360.693.4746
Low-Cost Spay & Neuter
Spay & Save has been temporarily suspended. We expect to reopen this program soon. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Tours and Youth Education Programs
All tours, youth programs, and volunteer orientations have been cancelled until our team can determine the safety practices of these programs. Please continue to check back for updates.
ReTails Thrift Store
ReTails Thrift Store will remain closed due to our governor's request that only essential operations remain open. This closure includes donations - please, do not leave any donations at the store or the donation site at the Humane Society.
As our community responds to COVID-19, we remain committed to providing essential care and support for the animals who rely on us. We need your support now more than ever.
Please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to help your humane society in these challenging times.
Caring for Yourself and Your Pets
It's important to include family members - both people and pets - in your own preparedness plan. What should you be considering? Here are some recommendations:
- Identify a trusted family member or friend to care for your pets if someone in your household becomes ill or hospitalized.
- Research potential boarding facilities to utilize in the event boarding your pet becomes necessary.
- Have crates, food, any prescription medication and extra supplies for your pet on hand in case moving them becomes necessary or if you need to isolate to reduce social exposure.
And, of course, remember to take care of yourself so you can be there for the animals.
- Wash, wash, wash your hands.
- Cough into your elbow, not into your hands.
- Open doors (when possible) with your arms, sleeve or tissue.
- Don’t touch your face.
- Work from home if possible.
- Avoid large groups of people.
We know shifting our lifestyles to adapt to new changes can be challenging. We're here with you and making the same accommodations in our own lives - both personally and professionally - to make sure we can be here for the People + Dogs + Cats who need us.