On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Pawsitive Alliance will host its second annual statewide shelter open house event. They are working with animal shelters across Washington State in order to promote and help them grow their adopter, donor, and volunteer bases, and to raise awareness of the wonderful work they do on a daily basis for animals in need!
Sixteen Washington State animal shelters will open their doors to host an Open House and bring community members in as guests and potential adopters. Pawsitive Alliance’s website, www.pawsitivealliance.org, has a list of fun activities and specials the participating shelters have planned for their Open House “pawties”. Hours will vary for each shelter, so be sure to check with participating shelters (listed below).
Part of the fun for this open house event will happen in Yakima, at the Yakima Humane Society. Pawsitive Alliance is hosting their 2nd Annual Super Pet Adoption Event over two days, October 5 and 6, from 10am-2pm each day at the Yakima Humane Society. Nearly 100 dogs and cats will be available for adoption as part of their Open House Pawty. For more information about Super Pets, visit the event page at http://www.pawsitivealliance.org/super-pets-dog--cat-adoption-event.html.
Pawsitive Alliance is hosting this event again, because in Washington State approximately 40,000 to 60,000 kittens, puppies, cats and dogs are euthanized each year due to lack of space. Pawsitive Alliance wants to bring awareness to the needs of local shelters and their homeless animals. The success of this event will be driven by elevating awareness in your community, and bringing attention to each shelter and the animals that they care for.
Shelters that participated in 2012’s statewide Open House event saw a 25% increase in adoptions during the Open House day and a surge of traffic at their facilities during and following the Open House weekend. Pawsitive Alliance hopes to double that success this year.
You can get involved and help the cause. Contact Pawsitive Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-486-4738 to find out how you can help your communities’ Shelter Open House.
Animal welfare organizations involved in this year’s Open House include:
Auburn Valley Humane Society, Auburn
Benton County Animal Control and Outreach, Kennewick
Grant County Animal Outreach, Moses Lake
Homeward Pet Adoption Center, Woodinville
Humane Society of Skagit County, Burlington
MEOW Cat Rescue, Kirkland
Metro Animal Services, Sumner/Puyallup
The N.O.A.H Center, Stanwood
Regional Animal Services of King County, Kent
SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services), Spokane
Seattle Animal Shelter, Seattle
Thurston County—Joint Animals Services, Olympia
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, Wenatchee
Yakima Humane Society, Yakima
Pawsitive Alliance’s mission is to help end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats in Washington by increasing adoptions, supporting spay and neuter programs, and improving pet retention. To learn more about Pawsitive Alliance’s lifesaving partnerships and programs, visit www.pawsitivealliance.org. Since 2005, Pawsitive Alliance has helped more than 3,900 homeless pets find loving homes.