Hill's Food Shelter and Love Program


WENATCHEE—(January 25, 2018) Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) invites you to attend the annual Auction for the Animals event, taking place Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Wenatchee Valley Convention Center. This year’s theme, “Life’s a Beach” is sure to be a hit, especially for those wishing they could be searchin’ for a lost shaker of salt somewhere warmer.

Before dinner, guests can enjoy the no host bars offering beer, wine and cocktails, including ‘meowjitos’ and ‘barkaritas’, try their luck at booth games along the ‘Boardwalk’, get some smooches from a sweet pup at the puppy kissing booth, and get involved in a bidding war at the silent auction tables.

The evening will feature an island-themed buffet dinner that includes an array of foods from various tropical destinations and includes Key Lime pie for dessert.


Following dinner, there will be a live auction. The live auction will feature several experience packages, including a WSU Football weekend, cabin stay at Ocean Shores, Palm Springs vacation, white water rafting package and many more exciting adventures and items you won’t want to miss. Themed attire is encouraged, so break out your Aloha shirt and flip flops!

Presenting sponsor for this year is Hill’s Nutrition. WVHS recently joined a partnership with Hill’s in their Food, Shelter, and Love ® program. “We’re thrilled to have the support of such a strong sponsor like Hill’s Science Diet,” said Dawn Davies, WVHS Executive Director, “Partnering with the Hill’s shelter food program is just one example of our commitment to the health of shelter animals.”

Sponsors include: After Hours Plumbing, Cascade Veterinary Clinic, The Gilded Lily, Laura Mounter Real Estate, North Cascade Bank, PetSmart stores, and Sangster Motors, along with other supporting businesses. Auction items have been generously donated by individual and business donors throughout our community and beyond.

Auction for the Animals is the event of the year for animal lovers and all proceeds benefit Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tickets are just $65. To purchase yours, visit the event page on our website or in person at the shelter, 1474 S. Wenatchee Avenue.


WENATCHEE— Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is proud to announce it's partnership with the Hill’s Nutrition for the Food, Shelter, and Love ® program. The program, launched in 2002, provides quality nutrition to shelter animals at a substantial discounted price. This change comes after 50 years of relying mainly on generous community support of various types of food donations.

While food donations have always been abundant the constantly changing diet, due to a variety of brands, often caused shelter animals to have negative reactions, including digestive sensitivities and other discomfort, causing delayed time in the shelter.

Thanks to the Hill’s partnership, not only will shelter animals receive consistent, high quality food, it also assists with medical evaluation. “When a vet is diagnosing an animal with digestive issues, the first thing we ask is “Has there been a change in diet?” If so, it can take days to rule out food as the reason for the health issue. This allows us to automatically rule it out,” explained Dr. Brad Crauer, WVHS Medical Director.

Adopters will have peace of mind knowing the diet their pet has been fed. At the time of adoption, each dog, cat, puppy and kitten will go home with a generous sample of food.  “We believe this program will reduce unnecessary vet expenses, reduce waste and promote a healthy and consistent diet for pets at the shelter, as well as a smooth transition into their new homes,” said Dawn Davies, Executive Director of WVHS.

This change doesn’t mean that the shelter is turning away food donations any time soon though. “We still accept donations to help offset the cost of the program, but shelter animals will only be fed donations of Hill’s Science Diet foods,” Davies stated. And donations of other food brands? “As always, we will accept and appreciate any brand of food donations. Food that is not Science Diet will be used in our food bank program.” Davies shares, “which is being expanded and will be open on the last Friday of every month, while supplies last”.

For more information on the Hill’s Nutrition Food, Shelter, and Love ® program, visit To learn more about WVHS’s animal food bank program, visit