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Tenth annual 'Home for the Howlidays' event helps Wash. state pets in need

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Local cats and dogs will have much to be thankful for this Friday, Jan. 10.

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Washington state animal organization Pasado's Safe Haven will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of its annual event to help pets in need.

Every holiday season since 2004, Pasado's Safe Haven has been providing food and supplies for local animals who would otherwise have to do without.

This Friday, Pasado’s will host the tenth renewal of "Home for the Howlidays,” visiting Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties. Staff and volunteers will hand out food, dog houses, and toys to low-income individuals who need help caring for their companion animals.

“Our mission is to end animal cruelty and neglect, so this is a perfect way for our organization to give something back throughout the holiday season,” said Executive Director Laura Henderson.

“We know winter can be especially difficult for people and animals who are homeless or in transition. It’s important for us to support people who are trying their best to take care of their companion animals, even if they’ve fallen on hard times."

After a snowstorm prevented Pasado's trucks from distributing food on Dec. 21, Home for the Howlidays was rescheduled for this Friday, Jan. 10.

“I look forward to this event every year,” said Kim Koon, Director of Investigations and Rescue Operations for Pasado’s.

“I witness a lot of suffering animals in my job and unfortunately I’m not always able to help each of them, which is heartbreaking. This is an opportunity for me to see animals and people directly benefit from our help. It’s nice to see the happy endings too."

Pasado’s Safe Haven’s “Home for the Howlidays” will benefit the following organizations:

King County
Dorothy Day House
The Frye Apartments
Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)

Snohomish County
Sultan Church
Index Church
Door to door in certain neighborhoods

Pierce County (Delivered 1/4/14)
Family Renewal Shelter
Door-to-door in certain neighborhoods

For more information on this event, contact Kim Koon at 206 300 7218 or email at
laurah @

About Pasado's Safe Haven
Pasado's Safe Haven is dedicated to ending animal cruelty. They rescue dogs, cats and farmed animals from abuse and neglect, advocating for better treatment of these animals by society and promoting laws and personal choices that eliminate suffering for animals.

The organization investigate and exposes cases of animal cruelty while serving as a resource to law enforcement and animal control. They also provide sanctuary and rehabilitation to dogs, cats, and farmed animals who have suffered from cruelty or neglect.

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