Thanks to our volunteers and financial support from the public-at-large, the Thurston County Humane Society:
Assists by paying to have dogs and cats spayed or neutered by a licensed Thurston
County veterinarian to help stem the alarming pet over-population problem in our area.
Sponsors the Adopt-A-Teacher Program in our locals schools, emphasizing Responsible
Pet Ownership. These educational materials are provided at no charge to teachers.
Supports and promotes Humane Education Programs in schools and civic organizations
so that adults as well as children are aware of the needs of animals.
Monitors Animal Welfare trends and developments at local and state levels through
membership on the Joint Animal Services Commission (JASCOM) and WA State
Cooperates with Animal Services to stay attuned to shelter needs and also utilize
their assistance in administration of our spay-neuter and "Adopt-A-Teacher" programs.
Provide grants to other qualified animal welfare groups in the area, hopefully making a
better life for animals.
Now a word about how Joint Animal Services (JASCOM) differs from the Humane Society...
Animal services is a tax-supported, multi-jurisdictional, intergovernmental organization whose lead agency is the City of Lacey. Animal Services is located in Olympia at 3120 Martin Way East, Olympia, WA 98506 (360) 352-2510.
As a governmental organization, Animal Services:
Enforces existing laws pertaining to dogs, cats and small domestic animals
within Thurston County.
Accepts and houses unwanted pets.
Picks up strand and injured animals.
Licenses dogs and cats as required by local laws.
Educates prospective pet adopters to insure proper placement in homes
with responsible pet owners.
Re-unites pets with their rightful owners.
Responds to complaints about conditions in pet stores.