current authorHumane Society for Southwest Washingtonoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

Animal Welfare organization

Humane Society for Southwest Washington

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Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Founded in 1897, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington is the oldest and largest animal welfare organization in Southwest Washington. Each year, HSSW provides thousands of pets with shelter, medical care, behavior support, and a second chance for a happy home. Our commitment to the people and pets of our community extends beyond the shelter, offering Wellness Clinics for the pets of houseless families, pet food assistance, spay & neuter clinics, and other programs that help keep families together.

We also own and operate ReTails Thrift Store – named best of Clark County seven years running! Giving new life to gently-used items, every purchase and donation at ReTails supports our lifesaving work with the animals.