Homeward Pet Adoption Center, one of Washington’s biggest no-kill animal shelters is celebrating its 22 year anniversary all through February and using 22 as its theme.
On Wednesday, Homeward Pet in Woodinville will kick-off with an online fundraising goal of securing 220 $22 donations. “Just $22 goes a long way toward helping a homeless animal; paying for care like a month’s worth of food for a large dog, vaccinations to help prevent life-threatening illness in a cat for a year or enough canned food to feed a litter of kittens for a week,” according to the shelter’s website. Donations can be made at homewardpet.org. On Feb. 22 the center is having its the 22nd Anniversary Adoption event, with adoption fees discounted to $22 all day, for kittens, puppies, cats and dogs
Homeward Pet was established in 1990 by founder Peggy Barnish, with the belief that there could be an animal shelter where euthanasia was a last resort, used only to ease suffering from injury or illness, and where every adoptable cat and dog would eventually find their forever home. Back then, the shelter operated out of a 1,200 square foot space and under the name Hooterville Pet Safehaus, the organization helped 370 animals in 1990.