We are so excited to have received a $5,000 grant from PetcoLove, formerly Petco Foundation!!!
uses small donations at checkout to put together life-saving grants for rescues! This money is dedicated to saving lives, and that is something we take very seriously here at the Whitman County Humane Society.
Cactus Cooler was brought to us with his two littermates, all three of which had progressed infections from untreated conjunctivitis in their eyes. Little Cactus Cooler’s right eye was unfortunately too far gone to save, so we opted to have it taken out to prevent any further pain and infection. After a short stint in a wonderful foster home, he came back to the shelter ready to make his impression on adopters, and snagged a new home by the end of the day! A portion of our grant from Petco Love will help cover his surgery cost, and we are so grateful we got to help this kitten succeed!
This grant will further help us rescue stray animals, animals abandoned for medical and behavioral concerns, and animals surrendered in hopes of finding a better situation!
Thank you Petco Love for your support of rescues nationwide and your love of saving animals!
Microchipping can be the difference between reuniting with your lost pet and losing them forever. We can't count how many times a pet comes to us with no identification at all. Collars and tags are great, but when an animal is out and about, these items can fall off or get lost. Microchips are inserted under the skin and are an easy and permanent way to make sure your pet can be identified when found. We offer microchips to the public for $20 and every dog and cat adopted from us is microchipped before going home.
We always check for a microchip when an animal comes to us, and we are so happy when it leads to a happy ending just like it did for Stimpy!
Stimpy was adopted from WCHS in 2018. He got out and had been missing for several months. His family thought he was gone forever. Someone all the way across town who had been feeding him for a few months brought him in and we all recognized him by his ears (they were folded over from severe damage from ear mites when he was a stray), but it was confirmed by scanning his chip! We got in contact with his owners who were overjoyed, and after months of being away from their beloved pet, he was here for less than an hour waiting for his family to pick him up.
Microchip your pets and keep that information up to date so your lost pets have a better chance of finding their way back home, and if your pet needs a microchip, come and see us!
You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-2054548 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Whitman County Humane Society Inc. Last quarter, AmazonSmile raised $254 for WCHS.
Speaking of shopping, WCHS is always in need of supplies to care for our residents. Visit our Amazon Wish List for more details! It takes a community to do what we do and while we may be biased, our community is the best. Thank you!
Looking for a meaningful way to get involved with your local humane society? Outside of prescription diets, ALL of the food we feed our animals comes from donations. We rely heavily on these donations to keep our animals happy and healthy. If you are interested in hosting a pet food drive for us, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a list of items we are in the greatest need of. In the fall, our supply shelves are usually pretty empty from feeding all of the kittens in our care throughout the summer.
As always, we also accept open food bags for our community pet food bank. Residents of Whitman County can come and get some pet food to help them through tough times. We are happy to help make sure no pet goes to bed with a hungry belly - and you can be a part of making sure we always have food to give.