Advocate

(To publicly recommend or support)

Advocacy is something EVERYONE can do and it makes a huge difference for animals in need because it brings awareness to WCGHS, our mission and the work we do in the community.

It could be as simple as telling your friends & family about us or sharing our posts on social media; organizing a food donation, or encouraging people you know to participate in community events that benefit WCGHS;

Below are Great Ways to Advocate for WCGHS:

Follow us on Social Media

Social media is a great way to follow what we’re doing, and the latest happenings at the shelter. Not only do we post just about everything on our social media, sharing our posts brings our message to new people and shows support for our mission!

Participate in Community Events that Support WCGHS

Social media is a great way to follow what we’re doing, and the latest happenings at the shelter. Not only do we post just about everything on our social media, sharing our posts brings our message to new people and shows support for our mission!

Tell People about our Programs & Services

Social media is a great way to follow what we’re doing, and the latest happenings at the shelter. Not only do we post just about everything on our social media, sharing our posts brings our message to new people and shows support for our mission!

  1. Spay/Neuter
  2. Microchipping
  3. Rehoming
  4. Lost & Found Assistance
  5. Birthday Fundraisers

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. 
Animals come to WCGHS through owner surrender and partner organizations.
WCGHS is also contracted by the Animal Control division for the cities of Camas and Washougal to manage and care for stray dogs found in the community.  
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.  By collaborating with these overburdened organizations, we are able to transport 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.