Seattle Humane's New Facility Becomes Reality, Taking in Hurricane Harvey Animals

Toby, a rescue dog displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Toby is a Hurricane Harvey rescue dog who was brought to Seattle Humane. His story has a happy ending, thanks in part to our new, expanded facility.

On Aug. 16, Bella, an 11-year-old standard poodle, was the first animal to move into Seattle Humane's new $30 million adoption center, state-of-the-art shelter and primary care veterinary teaching hospital. She was followed by 49 dogs and 60 cats who quickly settled into their comfortable new spaces.

The shelter couldn't have opened at a better time. Two weeks later, as part of a large-scale disaster response to Hurricane Harvey, Seattle Humane was able to take in 39 dogs and 69 cats from Texas shelters to open up temporary housing for pets displaced by the storm to stay until they could be reunited with their families. Accommodating such a large group of animals simply wouldn't have been possible in the old building.

With the new facility, Seattle Humane will be well-positioned to continue being a resource to help pets affected by natural disasters, and increase the number of animals saved and placed with new families from 7,500 a year to 10,000. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the community, particularly planned giving donors, Seattle Humane's new home for the animals has become a reality.

Help us continue to be a much-needed resource for animals in need. Contact Scott Fraser, Esq. at (425) 373-5387 or Scott@seattlehumane.org to learn how your support can help secure our future—and theirs.