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Seattle Humane Sets Records for Adoptions

January 4th, 2013 at Fri, 4th, 2013 at 11:52 am by Diane Rich
MORE THAN 6,000 LIVES SAVED IN 2012! Seattle Humane sets records for adoptions, life-saving rate and more
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:January 4, 2013Seattle Humane Society completed a record-setting year with 6,044 lives saved! Pet adoptions also hit a record high in 2012, with 5,668 dogs, cats and critters placed into loving homes and 376 pets returned to their owner or transferred to partner rescue groups.The nonprofit shelter in Bellevue reached a milestone 97.2 percent life-saving rate, one of the highest in the nation for an open-door shelter of its size. “We save lives and bring people and pets together, but we don’t do it alone,” Seattle Humane CEO David Loewe said. “Our community stands beside us every step of the way and we couldn’t do it without them.”
Additional highlights from 2012 include:
• Nearly 5,000 pets at the shelter received foster care in the homes of 600 volunteer foster parents, who donated more than 115,000 hours of care. They tended to underage puppies and kittens who required round-the-clock bottle feedings; senior pets who needed a break from shelter life; and pets recovering from surgery. • More than 7,300 surgical procedures were performed at Seattle Humane Society’s veterinary clinic, including 2,606 pets spayed and neutered through our reduced-fee programs for families in our community. This program is critical to Seattle Humane Society’s leadership efforts to reduce pet homelessness and suffering.The Seattle Humane Society is setting goals to help even more pets in need and to save more lives in 2013, Loewe said.
“The animals are counting on us, the community depends on us, and we will be there for them,” he said.Woof,
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I have been training dogs and their people for over 25 years. I work with pups from 7 weeks old to senior plus dogs and offer basic obedience to advanced off leash training both privately and group classes. Other services include behavior consultations to help both ends of the leash with everything from aggression, puppy/dog manners and public manners to separation anxiety. As a "real world" dog trainer, I take training out of the classroom or home when both the pet and family are ready, and take training to the street. I also offer pet therapy training classes preparing both the handler and dog for their therapy test and future service as a therapy team. I also coordinate several pet therapy programs in the Seattle area. My complete bio, description of services, class dates and on line class registration is listed on my website at

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