Photo courtesy of Seattle Humane

Photo courtesy of Seattle Humane

Seattle Humane to take pets from Kauai Humane Society

The shelter aims to alleviate overcrowding after disastrous flooding on the island of Kauai.

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:30pm
  • Life

Seattle Humane is prepared to take in 17 to 25 pets from Kauai Humane Society arriving at Sea-Tac this Thursday at 10 p.m. following the devastating flooding and landslides that left families and their pets stranded.

This effort is to relieve overcrowding and open up space and resources for pets displaced by the storm, and for those in need of temporary housing while Hawaii rescuers airlift residents to off island evacuation shelters. Seattle Humane will not take in pets separated from their owners in the disaster.

The Seattle Humane team will transport the group of kittens, puppies, cats and dogs to the shelter in Bellevue where they will be placed for adoption. The organization is asking for donations to support transferring adoptable shelter pets off the island into new homes. For every $1,500 raised Seattle Humane can bring up to 25 pets to the shelter through their Life-Saver Rescue Program. Monetary donations to support the effort can be made through the Life-Saver Rescue Program fund.

Seattle Humane’s Life-Saver Rescue team is still bringing in dozens of pets weekly from overcrowded Washington shelters and beyond where they’ve run out of space or resources including Puyallup, Olympia, Yakima, and Grant County.