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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The humane society for southwest washington provides for the prevention of cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals in the southwestern counties of the state of washington.

Programs: The humane society provides shelter to unwanted strays, spay and neutering services, and adoption services

the society offers shelter to unwanted, abandoned, lost & homeless animals for clark & skamania counties, & provides adoption & educational programs.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization has greatly compromised its mission as "the only open admission shelter in the Portland Metro Area" in order to pay extraordinary salaries to top administrators who intimidate their employees from speaking out. They no longer accept cats in need unless they have an appointment (i.e. are on a waiting list) and they have recently announced that they are going to close to the public one day a week. And what's this about asking for a "merger" with one of the other local animal sheltering facilities that has figured out how to do things right? Seems that the HSSW has given up, and is now trying to hitch their wagon to a successful organization because they don't know what to do next. Please kind people, dig deeper, and then find an organization that is truly worth your donations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have adopted 3 times in the past several years (dogs). I have found the staff helpful, knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and always willing to take as long as necessary to help me. Their first concern is the animal's well-being, and they have taken great strides to be sure each time that the dog was a good fit for my canine family. The staff is always eager to answer questions and/or show you through their clean, well-kept kennels. I am also a tender sender (regular monthly donation) and participate in fund-raising ventures throughout the year. The Humane Society for SW Washington has several programs for kids, too, teaching them the love and care of animals.

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