The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County

★★★☆☆
  • 2608 Center St

    Tacoma, WA 98409

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  • 253-383-2733

About The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County

Hours
Mon. - Wed., Fri. 9:30am - 6pm;Thu. 11am - 6pm;Sat. 9am - 5pm;Sun. CLOSED

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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I was so excited when I went in to the humane society and found this little 4 pound yorkie. I filled out the application on Friday and put a deposit down. They told me I had to wait the three days until I could adopt her and then they would do a behavior assesment. So on Wednesday they did the assesment and said she was too aggresive and if her owner didnt come get her they were going to put her down. I am thinking this little dog of four pounds is scared and out of place here with all these big dogs barking. I told them I really wanted to save her life. Isnt that the point of the pound is to save animals. So I contacted several rehoming and rehabilitating places to try and save her so at least she wouldnt be put down. After talking to the director who refused to release this little girl to a place to save her I went in to pick up my deposit and see her one more time. Literally ten min. later thats how close I live . I asked two ladies where she was there response was gone. Doesnt that sound a little strange. If you just supposedly put a dog down, wouldnt you say Im sorry we just put her down , not GONE. what the hell does that mean. I am truly heart broken. Thanks for killing my dog with no empathy when I came into to see her.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was so excited when I went in to the humane society and found this little 4 pound yorkie. I filled out the application on Friday and put a deposit down. They told me I had to wait the three days until I could adopt her and then they would do a behavior assesment. So on Wednesday they did the assesment and said she was too aggresive and if her owner didnt come get her they were going to put her down. I am thinking this little dog of four pounds is scared and out of place here with all these big dogs barking. I told them I really wanted to save her life. Isnt that the point of the pound is to save animals. So I contacted several rehoming and rehabilitating places to try and save her so at least she wouldnt be put down. After talking to the director who refused to release this little girl to a place to save her I went in to pick up my deposit and see her one more time. Literally ten min. later thats how close I live . I asked two ladies where she was there response was gone. Doesnt that sound a little strange. If you just supposedly put a dog down, wouldnt you say Im sorry we just put her down , not GONE. what the hell does that mean. I am truly heart broken. Thanks for killing my dog with no empathy when I came into to see her.

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I have a great deal of insider info on the Pierce Co./Tacoma Humane Society. This is a non profit organization filled with staff members and tons of volunteers who are only there to do the best thing possible to save and find homes for homeless/abandoned animals. If you have any doubt, give a bit of your time to volunteer to this organization and you will find countless animal lovers who dedicate their lives to these animals, some paid, most not. The executive director, Kathleen Olson, has been such a boost to this organization. She is an animal lover and works her butt off to raise funds to do more, more, more for these souls. I challenge you, if you want to complain about a non profit agency....get involved....donate, give your time. If you care about these animals, put yourself into the fight to save them. Quit your bitchin' and pitch your ass in!

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★★★★★

I have a great deal of insider info on the Pierce Co./Tacoma Humane Society. This is a non profit organization filled with staff members and tons of volunteers who are only there to do the best thing possible to save and find homes for homeless/abandoned animals. If you have any doubt, give a bit of your time to volunteer to this organization and you will find countless animal lovers who dedicate their lives to these animals, some paid, most not. The executive director, Kathleen Olson, has been such a boost to this organization. She is an animal lover and works her butt off to raise funds to do more, more, more for these souls. I challenge you, if you want to complain about a non profit agency....get involved....donate, give your time. If you care about these animals, put yourself into the fight to save them. Quit your bitchin' and pitch your ass in!

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I cannot find my cat anywhere and so I decided to call animal control and the humane society. They did not open until 11 am so I tried the lost pet line. The recording went so fast I had to play it over and over and try really hard to understand it! I went on their website and found that they post photos and descriptions of the animals in both the lost and found section and in the adoption section. I found a cat that perfectly fit the description of my cat but the web site said he was brought in a day before he vanished. I called them to try to find out if they maybe had a typo on their page and if it really was my kitty or not. The woman on the phone was very short with me and rude. She started to riddle off the lost pet line phone number and I stopped her saying I had already listened to it and then she referred me to the website and I explained I had seen it and then she cut me off and said, "Well! that's it!" and she hung up on me!!!! My family member of 8 years has gone missing and I get hung up on when I am trying to inquire for help?
Ask me if I am making a donation to them anytime soon!

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★★☆☆☆

I cannot find my cat anywhere and so I decided to call animal control and the humane society. They did not open until 11 am so I tried the lost pet line. The recording went so fast I had to play it over and over and try really hard to understand it! I went on their website and found that they post photos and descriptions of the animals in both the lost and found section and in the adoption section. I found a cat that perfectly fit the description of my cat but the web site said he was brought in a day before he vanished. I called them to try to find out if they maybe had a typo on their page and if it really was my kitty or not. The woman on the phone was very short with me and rude. She started to riddle off the lost pet line phone number and I stopped her saying I had already listened to it and then she referred me to the website and I explained I had seen it and then she cut me off and said, "Well! that's it!" and she hung up on me!!!! My family member of 8 years has gone missing and I get hung up on when I am trying to inquire for help?
Ask me if I am making a donation to them anytime soon!

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When you visit this humane society you have to understand they are working on a very limited budget. Read the paperwork thoroughly and ask alot of questions! I have adopted several pets here in the past years and have been happy. Do your homework and you will be happy with the results. Keep in mind they rarely include anything in the adoption except initial vet visits, 1st vaccines (done there), and the spay or neuter.

PROS: Saving Pets!
CONS: Expensive and they are always short-handed on staff.

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★★★☆☆

When you visit this humane society you have to understand they are working on a very limited budget. Read the paperwork thoroughly and ask alot of questions! I have adopted several pets here in the past years and have been happy. Do your homework and you will be happy with the results. Keep in mind they rarely include anything in the adoption except initial vet visits, 1st vaccines (done there), and the spay or neuter.

PROS: Saving Pets!
CONS: Expensive and they are always short-handed on staff.

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I doubt I would go to this place again to rescue a pet. I would probably go through someone else to adopt in the future. I visited this paticular humane society several times before we chose a puppy AND a kitten in the same week. I talked several times with the vets about some issues concerning the puppy we chose. She was listed with some health concerns that we talked about with the vet mulitply times. When we put the deposite on teh puppy I thought we had ageed to certain things being done by the humane society before we picked up the puppy.. when I went to pick her up after visiting her daily for over a week, the medical stuff that was ageed to was not done. I was told that I would have to pay for this out of my own pocket. The expence would be in excess of $600-$1200 over the next few months. I later found a vet who is outstanding to work with me. He felt my puppy didn't need the extensive proceedures and is working to correct the issues without the expense we initially expected. I feel the humane society did not do what they told me repeatedly that they would do.

PROS: i saved 2 pets from being put to sleep
CONS: they don't follow through with promises made

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★★★☆☆

I doubt I would go to this place again to rescue a pet. I would probably go through someone else to adopt in the future. I visited this paticular humane society several times before we chose a puppy AND a kitten in the same week. I talked several times with the vets about some issues concerning the puppy we chose. She was listed with some health concerns that we talked about with the vet mulitply times. When we put the deposite on teh puppy I thought we had ageed to certain things being done by the humane society before we picked up the puppy.. when I went to pick her up after visiting her daily for over a week, the medical stuff that was ageed to was not done. I was told that I would have to pay for this out of my own pocket. The expence would be in excess of $600-$1200 over the next few months. I later found a vet who is outstanding to work with me. He felt my puppy didn't need the extensive proceedures and is working to correct the issues without the expense we initially expected. I feel the humane society did not do what they told me repeatedly that they would do.

PROS: i saved 2 pets from being put to sleep
CONS: they don't follow through with promises made

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