Shelter Hours: Tuesday - Saturday • 12:30pm - 5pm • By Appt Only
Annual Impact Report
Pets and Their People Saved/Served/Supported in 2023
Total Volunteer Hours
Pounds of Pet Food Distributed to Community
Pets Spayed or Neutered
Pet Supply Items Distributed to Community
Cats Helped Through Trap, Neuter, Release Program
Recipients of Community Pet Assistance
Pets Transferred in Through Rescue Partnerships
Lost Pets Reunited with Family
Facts About WCGHS
WCGHS believes that sheltering should be based on the principle that each animal is an individual with its own story.
We believe that animals deserve the utmost respect and are cared for in the most compassionate manner. When animals are placed in our care, we take into consideration our capacity for meeting their needs, the safety of the community, and the quality of life of both pets and people.
Our campus consists of two separate buildings; one for dogs and one for cats.
We also have an extensive foster home network, and we operate an adoption center located inside our local PetSmart. Like all shelters, we have limited space and resources, but when we accept an animal into our care, we make a lifetime commitment to its well being.
By definition, WCGHS has been what is known as a “no-kill” shelter since its inception because of our over 90% save rate.
We have chosen to no longer use the term “no-kill” to describe our mission due to backlash toward shelters who are unable to meet this criteria. In parts of the U.S., and pockets of the Northwest, there are shelters who must euthanize healthy animals because they have no space or resources to care for them. At WCGHS we are fortunate to not be put into a positon where we have to euthanize for time or space; therefore, by collaborating with these overburdened organizations, we are able to help them by transporting animals to WCGHS in an effort to save lives and place these animals in loving homes.
WCGHS relies on individual and corporate donations, as well as grants from foundations to fund our programs and services.
We host two fundraising events per year: “A Tail to Remember” Dinner & Auction and “Hike on the Dike” – Walk/Run for the Animals. WCGHS does not receive any portion of dues or donations paid to national organizations or other humane societies. WCGHS operates independently of any other shelter group.