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COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

WCHS is opening! However, things will still look a little different for a while. 

We are accepting already trained and approved volunteers, but we are not training new volunteers at this time. If you are an approved and trained volunteer, please contact us to sign up for shifts. 

For potential adopters: 

We still HIGHLY SUGGEST potential adopters fill out the application at home and bring it with them to meet the adoptable animals. This will minimize the length of time they are in the building and the items/surfaces they must touch significantly. 

Visitors must check in and out with the office as we must limit the amount of people in the building at once. If you want to guarantee a time is set aside for you to visit, we encourage you to schedule an appointment.

Do NOT visit if you are sick, symptomatic, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days. 

 All employees and volunteers who are on-site during open hours (1-5pm) MUST wear a face mask the entire time they are in the cat building and/or interacting with customers.  All visitors per WA State requirements must also wear a mask.  All people who are considered high-risk should not visit WCHS until we have moved through all phases of the Safe Start plan. 

The dog building will remain closed and locked. Visitors can only enter if accompanied by a staff member and ONLY if they are interested in adoption.

 All people must maintain appropriate social distancing in the building. Visitors must follow the designated path in the building and cannot move to the next station until the person in front of them has moved on. There are “X” marks showing visitors where the stations are located. Only one family/household should be at a station at once. 

 All adoption counselings will be performed outside (or in the dog foyer between the first and second entrance if the weather does not permit an outdoor consultation) to maintain social distancing and indoor capacity limits.

Potential adopters only! If you are not considering adoption, please do not come just to pet cats. We are happy to welcome these kinds of visitors once we have the “all clear” to resume normal operations.  All visitors must sanitize their hands between each station and upon entering and leaving the building.

Staff will sanitize surfaces that are being touched frequently at least once every hour.  


WCHS values the human/animal bond, provides stewardship for homeless pets and promotes compassionate treatment of all companion animals. With your help we can make a difference. Learn more and get involved.


*Numbers do not include exotics.


Shelter Donations

In-kind donations are donations of food, toys, and supplies that the shelter staff use to care for our animals.  Our webpage for In-kind donations is always up to date and can be found here.  

Below is a list of items that are always accepted.  If you have items not on this list please contact the shelter staff to determine if it is an item we can accept.  Please do not leave items at the shelter without first confirming they are items we need. 

Donations that cannot be used by the shelter can create additional strain on our resources and be costly.  We have limited storage capacity and space is a valuable resource.  Items that cannot be used require disposal or must be taken to another donation center which can cost us money and takes up staff time.  We understand the good intentions but ask that you please verify it is something we can utilize.  Thank you!

Accepted Items:

  • Wet Cat Food
  • Pate - For the Kittens
  • Shreds/Gravy/Meaty Bits - For the adults
  • Dry Dog Food
  • Adult - Purina/Purina One
  • Cat Litter (Clumping for the adults, Non-Clumping for the kittens)
  • Dry Cat Food
  • Purina Cat Chow Naturals
  • Purina Kitten Chow 
  • Dog Treats
  • Biscuits
  • Training Treats 
  • Cat Treats
  • Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)
  • Exotic Pet Food (For rats and guinea pigs)

**We take all brands of food, new or opened bags, for our food bank**

Also Accepting:

  • Cotton Balls
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Dog and Cat Toys
  • Cat Flea Medication  
  • Carefresh Bedding
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Catnip 
  • Sponges