Community Programs

Shelter Open House Gives Local Shelter a Chance to Share New Happenings

WENATCHEE- Join Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) on Saturday, October 6, 2018, as it participates in the 7th Annual Statewide Shelter Open House, hosted by Pawsitive Alliance. WVHS will be joining over 25 shelters in every region of the state for this exciting event that gives shelters across Washington the opportunity to host an Open House and bring community members in as honored guests.

“This year many of the shelters involved are choosing fun, new activities to get their community involved and to showcase their animals”, says Amy Ferguson, Executive Director of Pawsitive Alliance.


WVHS will have great adoption specials for the event selected by a spin of the wheel, insightful observation of our dog play group, fun giveaways to new adopters thanks to PetSmart in East Wenatchee and, as a Hill’s Science Diet partner, will have sample food bags to send home with every adopted animal! It’s sure to be a fun day, so come visit the shelter and see what’s new and maybe find a new addition to your family!

Pawsitive Alliance would like to thank their sponsors for this event: Martha Faulkner--RSVP Real Estate, Canine Behavior Center, Petcurean, Good Neighbor Vet, Pet Connection Magazine, and DML Insurance. For more information on Washington State Shelter Open House, visit Pawsitive Alliance’s website,, or the Shelter Open House Facebook event page and follow #shelteropenhouse during the event for exciting shelter updates and heartwarming adoption stories.

To take advantage of the adoption specials and fun, visit WVHS on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11-3 p.m. at Wenatchee Valley Humane, located at 1474 S. Wenatchee Ave. in Wenatchee.

About Pawsitive Alliance
Pawsitive Alliance's mission is to help end the euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats in Washington by increasing adoptions, supporting spay and neuter programs, and improving pet retention. To learn more about our life saving partnerships and programs visit Since 2005, Pawsitive Alliance has helped more than 7,000 homeless pets find loving homes.

About WVHS
Founded in 1967, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is a private non-profit organization with a mission is to serve the community through education, protection and pet adoptions. We continue our mission by caring for displaced pets, rescuing injured and lost animals, providing a low cost spay/neuter program, hosting a pet food assistance bank, offering a Pets for Life program, investigating cruelties and finding homes for the orphaned animals. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or more information on how you can help, email or call (509) 662-9577.




WENATCHEE—The 3rd annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday, June 23rd, at scenic Blueberry Hills Farm in Manson. Join Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS), as it celebrates the 3,645 community pets spayed or neutered last year, including shelter animals, community cats, barn buddies, and animals of income-qualified pet owners through WVHS’s low cost programs. Dinner features salad, garlic bread, two types of pasta, four different sauces, Blueberry Hill’s famous pie and ice cream from Whidbey Island Ice Cream.

This year’s event is sponsored by Blueberry Hills, Hill’s Science Diet, Whidbey Island Ice Cream, Kelly Allen Insurance, Allen Construction, Gilded Lily, Melissa Knott Real Estate, The Village Veterinarian, Humane Society of the United States, Lake Chelan Physical Therapy, The Dock Company, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, Pulse Barre Studio, and Patio Pools.

Whidbey Island’s partnership of this event comes hand in hand with the launch of their ice cream at Blueberry Hills. Their ultra-premium ice cream, comes in 40 flavors (including Blueberry Hills), is made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and is sure to be a summertime favorite for Blueberry Hills visitors!

Wine is generously being provided by Benson Vineyards Estate Winery in Chelan and will be available by donation.

There will be a selection of raffle items also available, as well live music.

Spay and neutering reduces unwanted litter and overcrowding of animal shelters.  Altering a pet also decreases the urge to roam which exposes pets to fights with other animals, getting struck by cars, and other mishaps. Altered pets also have a reduced risk of certain types of cancers.

Tickets to the event are just $35 and are extremely limited! They can be purchased online at or in person at the shelter. Proceeds from the event benefit WVHS’s Spay and Neuter fund. To learn more about the spay and neuter program or how to donate, visit

About WVHS
Founded in 1967, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is a private non-profit organization and our mission is to serve the community through education, protection and pet adoptions. We continue our mission by taking care of displaced pets, rescuing injured and lost animals, continuing our spay/neuter program, investigating cruelties and finding homes for the orphaned animals. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or more information on how you can help us, please email or call (509) 662-9577.




Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is hosting a spay/neuter clinic for cats on Saturday March 10 at the Wenatchee Community Center. The clinic is available to low-income feline owners with and includes spay/neuter, rabies and FVRCP (distemper) vaccines. Feral/community cats will be ear-tipped to show they are altered, vaccinated, and belong in the area which they are located.

The clinics, offered quarterly, have resulted in over 1,000 altered cats in the valley – both feral/community and domestic. WVHS’s clinic director, Dr. Brad Crauer, will be joined by a volunteer team of animal medical professionals to preform what is expected to be at least 90 spay or neuter surgeries. Volunteers for the medical team include: local veterinarians from Cascade Veterinary Clinic and Village Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Matt Mickas, Clinical Assistant Professor for the Shelter Medicine Program at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (WSU), and veterinary technicians from the Animal Hospital of Wenatchee.

Spay and neutering is the best way to keep cat populations from quickly turning from a few into thousands of unwanted cats within a few years.


This service is sponsored by community donors and the Community Cat Coalition. Appointments are required and must be scheduled in advance.

To make a make a tax-deductible donation for the clinic or to register, please contact WVHS at 509-662-9577.


WENATCHEE- Beginning this Friday, January 26, 2017, Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) will begin hosting a monthly, public animal food bank for those needing public assistance with dog or cat food. The food bank will be held at the shelter, located at 1474 S. Wenatchee Avenue in Wenatchee. Distribution will be in the Education Room (North door by the memorial garden) and will begin at 11 a.m. until available supplies last, or 6 p.m., whichever comes first.

The change to the food bank comes on the heels of WVHS’s recent partnership in Hill Nutrition’s Pets Shelter Love ® program. “We’ve always had a food bank for those in need, but this change allows us to better serve the community, while also providing for the animals we serve at the shelter,” explains Dawn Davies, WVHS Executive Director. Food donations to the shelter are still encouraged, notes Davies, and donations can be dropped off at the shelter during normal business hours.

In the past, qualified recipients were given free food once a year but now, income qualified pet owners can receive pet food on a more regular basis as needed.  To receive foot, pet owners must be income qualified, which means they need to bring ID and income verification (pay stub, SNAP benefits or Social Security paperwork, or a Medicaid/Medicare card).

The food bank will be held on the last Friday of each month on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations will be taken. Food will be limited to one distribution per household. For more information about the animal food bank or how to donate, please visit or call 509-662-9577.