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Pawsitive Alliance works across Washington to end the euthanasia of dogs and cats

Pawsitive Alliance works across Washington to end the euthanasia of dogs and cats by increasing adoptions, supporting spay/neuter programs, and providing education and resources to improve pet retention.

We organize multi-shelter adoption events giving shelter dogs and cats added opportunities to be adopted. Over 7,200 dogs and cats have found new homes through our events.

Our 6th Annual Statewide Shelter Open House October 7, 2017, had 33 shelters across the State participate and resulted in 421 adoptions in one day. Our June 23, 2018, Bow Wow Meow Luau event at Marymoor Park in Redmond resulted in 58 adoptions.

In 2015, we launched our #WhynotMEpets campaign targeting harder to place animals in the shelter system—pets that have been homeless longer and typically are older, have medical issues, or are a marginalized breed. Volunteer professional photographers take the photographs, and we feature the animal on social media and with our print and television media partners. To date we have highlighted 190 cats and dogs, with an 83% adoption rate.

Dempsey was homeless for 176 days. He found his forever home just 19 days after his “Why Not Me?” debut! Ashley was homeless for 116 days, and found her new home just one day after debuting as a #WhynotMEpet.

Our SNIP SNIP program initiates and supports spay/neuter programs across Washington targeting geographic regions with high euthanasia rates and assisting low-income families to spay/neuter their family pets. Over the past two years we have helped alter over 1,000 cats and dogs. In 2016, we launched the first ever transport clinic programs in Grant and Adams counties. In 2017, we implemented a safety net program with our partner Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project in Lynnwood, with Pawsitive Alliance covering all or part of the client co-pay, so no cat leaves without being fixed.

Our pet retention programs are focused on keeping animals out of local shelters. In 2017, we launched Project Mission Pawsible in Yakima County; where 92% of the animals entering the shelter are strays. Our 2018 goal is to provide the public with 1,000 tags and collars, as the single best way to get a lost pet home is an id tag. Pawsitive Alliance purchased a tag machine which resides at the Yakima Humane Spay/Neuter Clinic, and is available at farmer’s markets and other community events.

Please donate to Pawsitive Alliance today. CFD Charity Code # 1478319

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