Spokane Humane Society is my March-May 2013 Featured Charity!
By mandate of the Spokane Humane Society’s board of directors in January 2006, the SHS stopped euthanizing animals due to lack of space. Limited resources and available kennels made it impossible to continue to accept unlimited animals and made it necessary to work with their community partners in animal control and breed specific rescue evolving to their current day “Reservation required” shelter.This change initially reduced the number of animals they served each year but increased the number of animals being permanently placed into loving homes and improved placement rate from 52% to 79% from 2006 to 2007. As a part of this policy change, strays are referred to their appropriate animal control facility and are being transferred back based upon the needs of the animals/partner agencies and their space available. In 2012, they had a placement rate of 97%.
For more information about them and their fantastic track record, please visit their website!
Their inspired mini-line:
For Spokane Humane Society’s Inspired mini-line, I wanted to create items which feature the “Fur Babies” we all love so dearly. Cats, dogs, pawprints, and all other beloved furry (and sometimes not so furry) “pets” who are really cherished members of our families are featured in this line.