Celebrating our journey

past, present, & future

and the people who made it possible.
1897 2017 future
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120 Years of Caring

120 years of learning and growing has yielded massive change—even in the very mission of SHS.

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Our First Female Humane Officers

Agnes McDonald breaks barriers in 1911 to become Spokane’s first woman humane officer, paving the way for more.

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Norman Finch | From Dog Pound to Humane Society

In 40 years of service, Norman Finch led us from Depression-era pound to our modern incarnation — just in time for Expo '74.

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Putting on a Clinic

The advent of our spay and neuter clinic has transformed the care we can provide — and saved the lives of local cats and dogs.

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Volunteers | Our Gentlest Strength

A veteran volunteer repairs the bonds between man and his best friend.

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All Creatures Great And Small

Pup and parish join for a blessing at the Parade of Paws.

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A Ruff Journey with a Happy Ending

SHS takes in at-risk dogs transported from Hurricane Harvey affected areas

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Unleashing a Good Time at Camp Barks & Rec

SHS continues to invest in kids’ humane education. Incredibly, these kids often become our most passionate advocates.

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our most exciting stories are still being written

The story of the Spokane Humane Society is the story of dedicated, caring people coming together to do extraordinary things. We're asking for your help to make our next 120 years as impactful for our area's animals as our first 120.