Olympic Peninsula Humane Society
The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society took in 1,612 animals in 2014 compared to 1,724 in 2013.
- Total dogs = 506, 31.4% of intake
- Total puppies = 15, .9% of intake
- Total cats = 560, 34.7% of intake
- Total kittens = 485, 30.1% of intake
- Total other = 46, 2.9% of intake
(other = birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, fish)
The euthanasia rate for the year was 6.3%, a decrease of .7% from 2013. The decision to euthanize is reserved as a last resort for only the untreatably ill and extremely aggressive animals. No animals are euthanized for space or length of time at the shelter.
OPHS saw the biggest decreases in intake in the number of kittens and puppies brought into the shelter in 2014. A total of 53 fewer kittens and 34 fewer puppies arrived at the shelter. This could be due to more people having their pets spayed and neutered and the efforts of OPHS and other animal welfare organizations to offer free or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries.
As far as stray animals are concerned, 61.9% of dogs were reclaimed by their owners while 10.4% of stray cats were reclaimed. This is up from just 4.4% in 2013.
The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has maintained an active presence in the community since 1947. The Society shelters and cares for animals of all types. A private, non-profit corporation, OPHS is financed primarily by private donations and gifts. OPHS is the only open door shelter on the Olympic Peninsula and does not turn away any animals. For more information or to volunteer, please call the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society at 360-457-8206.