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Thank you
By Heather Muench


December 17, 2012
Monday PM

The Board of Directors of the Ketchikan Humane Society would like to thank all the caring community members and businesses who donated time, money, and auction items to our 2012 Silent Auction and Fundraiser on November 16th. We were so pleased that so many of you turned out in support of our efforts to help Ketchikan's abused and abandoned animals.

In 2012, we placed over 100 animals in their forever homes, and through our low-cost spay and neuter clinics at Island to Island and Ketchikan Veterinary Clinics, over 110 dogs and cats were altered, ensuring that those animals will not reproduce and contribute to the average of 400 unwanted animals which are euthanized in Ketchikan every year. Our goal is to put ourselves out of business: when every animal is wanted and loved, and none are abandoned on the streets of our community, we will have done our job.

We would like to thank our wonderful foster homes for the time and love they give each of their charges, Danelle Landis of Rain City K-9 for her willingness to help with dog training whenever we have need, Dr. Marna Hall of Island to Island Veterinary Clinic for her compassionate and expert medical care, and Groomingdales Pet Resort for donating kennel space and food throughout the year.

We are also indebted to Holland America Lines, First Bank, Spectrum Jewelers, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, K & L Distributors, and the Sourdough Bar and Liquor store for their generosity.

If you are interested in adopting a pet from us, or if you would like to learn about how to apply to become a foster home, please email us at


Heather Muench
Secretary/Treasurer for KHS
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Ketchikan Humane Society is a 501-c3 non-profit dedicated to helping animals get a second chance to a permanent loving home. "

Received December 11, 2012 - Published December 17, 2012



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