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August 16, 2011

We have adopted 8 animals (both cats and dogs) from the Humane Society of SW Washington over the past 25 years. The organization has continued to grow and develop and is now one of the best in the Northwest if not the United States. HSSW moved into a new shelter 2 years ago which has now been totally paid for by private donors. The quality of care and outreach as continued to improve. HSSW works closely and collaboratively with other shelters and animal rescue organizations throught the Portland/Vancouver area. They are part of a new "Lifesaving Committee" that works to place animals in "forever homes" rather than being euthanized. The HSSW is a non-profit which is privately funded through donations in the community. HSSW also has a contract with the city and county animal control agencies to house animals that they pick up. The Board is increasingly is composed of professional business people from throughout the community and accordingly is much more focused on responsible financial stewardship as well as care of the animals....who always come first. HSSW also has an excellent education program for young people. Attending "Critter Camp" each summer is the highlight of our 9-year-old granddaughter's year. She looks forward to the day when she is ol enough to be a regular volunteer.

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Adopting 8 animals and supported various fundraisers of HSSW including the annual Walk for the Animals, Golf tournament and Auction.

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Help then continue to find creative ways to raise funds for Shelter Operators and expand their youth education programs.

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HSSW is an organization that always remembers that the primary focus is on helping companion animals find their "forever homes" and during the interim while they are in the care of the shelter their needs and comforts come first. It is an organization worthy of strong support.

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