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Shelter Updates

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at our organization, you’ve come to the right place.  Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

Lauren McCluskey Cat Wing Photo Gallery

The Lauren McCluskey Cat Wing expansion is complete and we are showing it off August 24th, 2019 at our Open House

We are in need of 3 volunteers to staff parking lots for this weekends football game. You will be provided a free meal and beverages. Please click for details on what shifts are needed.

Planning is underway for our annual Fur Ball event that we hold in February and we are looking for volunteers! Click for more details.

We Need Your Help!

We need 2 more volunteers for football parking this Saturday. If you can work the 12-4 pm or 4 -7:45 pm shift please contact Kym at ASAP. Thank you!

WCHS has some great volunteer opportunities coming up and we need your help!

Please note that WCHS has modified our hours of operation. We will now be closed Mondays in addition to Sundays.

Got some time on your hands this summer? We have two fundraising events coming up and have event volunteer opportunities that we need your help with. Click here for details and contact information!

Meet our current longest shelter resident, Fish!

Whitman County Humane Society is having a Yard Sale this weekend (June 22 & 23) from 2pm - 5pm.  Stop by and shop our selection of pet and human supplies.  All funds raised will go toward shelter operations.  We can't wait to see you there!

Royal Canin Canine Canter 5k Fun Run

Join us this Saturday at the 5k Fun Run sponsored by Royal Canin.
The event will take place Saturday April 13th, from 7- 10 AM at McGee Park.
All proceeds benefit Whitman County Humane Society.
To learn more go to
And you get a cool T-shirt to take home!

WCHS Easter Egg Hunt

Join our Easter Egg Hunt and support AnimalHaven this Saturay from 1 -3 pm!
Ages 12 and under are invited to participate.
Entry fee is $5 per child.

We have some new faces at the shelter and we are pleased to announce that we will now be open on Wednesdays!

We are excited to announce that we have a new Director, Ashley Westenhaver. Learn more about Ashley here!

We will be opening back up this week and have some building progress to show you!

The shelter will be closed Sunday December 2nd through Sunday December 9th. Click here for details.

Need a cute picture of your pet with Santa? WCHS has you covered! Click here for details.

We exceeded our goal for Giving Tuesday thanks to your support! Click to see more details.

Don't forget to put #GivingTuesday on your calendar! Learn more about our campaign here.

Check out our progress on the new building expansion underway at Animal Haven!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.

To ensure that Lauren’s light, love, and compassion continues to shine, the McCluskey family and generous donors plan to establish the Lauren McCluskey's Cat Wing at the Whitman County Humane Society (WCHS). Please see the attached file for more details.

Mutt Strutt 2018 was a success! Thank you to all who participated, especially our awesome sponsors! Check out the details in the post to see how much we raised.

Tabitha is still looking for a home! As a long stay resident, her adoption fee is reduced for the month of October! Click to learn more about Tabitha.

Are you interested in a unique volunteer opportunity? We need people to help us plan our Fur Ball event on February 23rd. Click for more information!

The Open House on Saturday was a wonderful success. Click for details and to find out how many animals found their fur-ever homes!

We are having an open house at the shelter this Saturday, October 6th!
We will have some great specials! Click for details!

Happy Adopt a Shelter Pet Month! In honor of this month, we are offering adoption promotions throughout the month. Click here to check them out!

Don't forget about our waived adoption fee for Kettle and Corn! We're really hoping they find their fur-ever home this week. Read on for more details!

We wanted to send a big thank you to our amazing photographer, Alex from Six Legged Photography!

Throughout the next month, we are running promotions for some of our shelter residents. Click for details and keep checking back for more updates!

We are closed Saturday, August 25th

We are closed to the public this coming Saturday, August 25th for staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Normal hours will resume the following week.

Winn is a senior dog looking for a home -- maybe that home is with you?

June 29-30, and July 6-7, adult cat adoption fees are just $17.76!

Animal Rescue Aid provided AnimalHaven with a donation of enrichment supplies. We happily put the Kongs into use, and the dogs have enjoyed them!

We currently have 15 litters of kittens in our foster program. As you can imagine, we need all the help we can get! We are currently in need of kitten fosters and kitten supplies.

There are currently 13 litters of kittens in foster care, and soon our shelter will be overflowing with adoptable kittens! You can support them by donating non-clumping kitty litter, KMR, and Purina Kitten Chow.

Kittens that is.