Two special survivors

Nathan and Jessie came to us from terribly sad circumstances . . . they were found abandoned, in a crate, in the water, in a ditch! They were nearly drowned and hypothermic, and their future looked grim.

Luckily, a kind stranger found them and brought them to us. Warmth, care, and time paid off and both Jessie and Nathan came around! They are out of the woods, but still need families of their own.

Nathan is a handsome dark tabby boy and Jessie is a big, social tabby girl with a crinkly ear! Nathan seems a little more distressed after his awful experience than Jessie does, but both cats are fully physically recovered and both like people and are sure to find their happiness again once they're in a safe, loving home.

We are hoping to place them together or separately in homes that will guarantee a lifetime of security and comfort.

Foster care sought for sweet chihuahua mom

We are looking for a quiet foster home where Natasha can feel safe! She is a pregnant chihuahua and wants to give birth someplace warm and safe. We hope to find a home that provide care until Natasha and her puppies are ready to come back to the shelter and look for their forever homes. Dad is also a chihuahua, and is looking for his forever home now.

 Would you welcome this sweet girl and her soon-to-come puppies to your home for a few months this fall?

Foster applicants must pass our screening process.

Share your event memories with us!

Did you have fun at last weekend's Anne Jackson Memorial Run/Walk? Our pets, staff, and volunteers sure did! Please join us at to share your photos, stories, memories, and tales from the day!

Did you walk with a dog? Who, and what's his or her story?

Did you run? Did you run to win, or to beat your personal best, or to just to help the animals?

Would you like to get involved in planning for next year?

We want to know what YOU got out of this event . . . because next summer, when we hold the 6th Annual run/walk, we want it to be just what YOU want!

Our heartfelt thanks

To all who ran, walked, volunteered, donated, or offered their sponsorship for last weekend's 5th Annual Anne Jackson Memorial Run/Walk, we offer our heartfelt thanks. Not only was it a vital fundraiser to help support our lifesaving work, it was also a unique opportunity to get to know our friends and supporters and to see lots of beloved HSSV alumni pets! We had a wonderful time, and we hope you did too! Watch for additional photos from the event in the coming days.

 If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities for our 2014 run or if you'd like to get involved in other upcoming events, please email

Ready to run? June shows you how it's done!

June spent her first week at the shelter drying up her milk supply. (When she was brought in by animal control, she was engorged with milk. We don't know what happened to the puppies.) Now that she's more comfortable, she's ready to PLAY!

June has a message for you today: "Run on down to the Humane Society of Skagit Valley for our annual Anne Jackson Memorial Run/Walk"! The race is tomorrow, Saturday June 14. It's not too late to register online or in person!

Short on food for our cat community

The cats in our catch-and-release feral community here on the shelter grounds are low on food! Your donations of cat food (any brand) will be greatly appreciated. If you can bring food by the shelter any time during business hours (11-4 weekends, 11-5 weekdays) we would be grateful. 

Maude, shown here, has been spayed and  released into our feral cat community. 

Love notes to shelter pets

photo courtesy etsy user ArtyDidact
Do you have a favorite cat, dog, or bird at HSSV? Send them your love notes! If you can write a few words about why you like your favorite—what he or she did to win your heart—we'll share that with potential adopters. Maybe your note will be the one that sparks a fire of interest in his or her future best friend!

Notes can be submitted via email, snail mail, or Facebook!

Thanks, and keep on visiting!

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