formed in November 2004 and became incorporated as a 501C3 non-profit
within the following year. It was and still is our mission to
provide humane and ethical
treatment of all animals which enter our facility, whether stray,
homeless, abused or unwanted and to find adoptive and foster homes for
these animals where they will be cared for properly. In short, we make
happy tails (tales)! Unfortunately, not all the animals that come to us
can be saved through adoption. A few are too sick or injured, others
were abused and mistrustful of humans and some are even aggressive to
the point they cannot be helped.
PWP took over the day to day operations
at county shelter in 2007. Managed by Cheryl Patterson, we have saved
hundreds upon hundreds of nice pets that would have otherwise been
disposed of. In addition to the shelter, which is very small, we have
many foster homes where the animals are kept and cared for until they
get a new home. Dr Karren Crownhart, DVM provides the veterinary care
for our shelter animals.
We are always in need of foster homes
and welcome those who are interested in becoming a foster home to please
contact us. Foster homes provide a better environment than shelter
life. The animal can be part of a family and learn to interact with
Our main source of income is from
donations, fundraising, memorials and funding provided by Mason County.
We are made up of many volunteers, a Board of Directors and a shelter
Volunteers come to the shelter to help
walk dogs, clean cat cages, and do whatever jobs need to be done.
Shelter pets make great additions to
your family. Many come already potty trained and with manners. They
will give you lots of love because they are grateful to have a second
chance at life. When you adopt from a shelter, that pet is already
altered and up-to-date on vaccinations and micro chipped.
Having a pet is not for everyone, but
you still help out by donating to your local shelter. We are always in
need of bleach, paper towels, old bath towels, cat litter, dog and cat
food, Dawn dish soap, garbage bags, leashes and collars, cages, dog
beds, office supplies, Walmart gift cards and money, to mention a few
items. Attending our fundraisers also helps the animals.
Getting this organization started was no
easy feat. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication by volunteers to
keep going. We have struggled with money issues and issues with people
throughout the years, but we’re proud to say we have weathered the
storms. PWP provides a great service to our community by finding homes
for those animals that need a second chance at life.
Happy Tails from Pets Without Parents!
The animals thank you for your support