Year End Charitable Giving

newyear1 copyThis is the time of year a lot of people make their charitable donations to meet the December 31st deadline.  Money is tight for so many including groups doing good work for animals.  If you have some to share, consider these ideas.

One of our favorites is the Morris Animal Foundation. They fund research on curing companion animal diseases, including the Canine Cancer Campaign.

You might consider:

  1. pet food banks in your community (check for them at animal rescue groups, human food banks, meal-on-wheels)
  2. local private shelters
  3. municipal or county shelters–special funds for new buildings, spay/neuter clinics, etc.
  4. pet clinics for people in need
  5. off-leash dog parks (you’d be surprised how much at off-leash parks is provided by donations—fencing, water, trashcans)

We hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you and yours!

Fire At Seattle Animal Shelter


First off, the good news is no animals or people were injured in the fire. However, the shelter did lose their commercial dryer and all the supplies in the laundry room.  They would really appreciate donations of:

  • blankets
  • towels
  • cat toys
  • dog toys

Take your donations to 15th West – one mile south of the Ballard Bridge at 2061 15th Ave West, Seattle, WA 98119.  You can also make a monetary donation.

We’re very fortunate here to have a pretty progressive animal shelter here in Seattle.  A new director, Don Jordan, came in 1996 with a plan to move beyond simple animal control & public safety.  The Seattle Animal Shelter began focusing on animal welfare too with extensive animal fostering, adoptions doubling, over 600 volunteers, low cost spay/neuter for everyone.  As I understand it, they’re are working to make Seattle a no-kill community.