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Ketchikan Dog Park


Website Redesign!

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 3:21 AM Comments comments ()
We have added some new talented board members to our crew and now our website is getting a redesign!

Check in often for information on how the Dog Park project is going and for our upcoming events!


Posted on October 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM Comments comments ()
Everyone involved in the Ketchikan Humane Society wants to thank all the incredibly generous people who made our third annual autumn auction such a success. So many people offered to help and to donate desserts, artwork, jewelry, gift certificates, wine, antiques, crafts, baskets, toys, tools, appliances, and gadgets galore. Ketchikan is a small place and the merchants here are constantly being asked for donations for one thing or another. They sometimes have to dig pretty deep to help, and they rarely say no. It's good to think about that when we are asking for "just one little thing" from a business which has probably been asked for something by other people at least ten times that month already. Those business owners are our neighbors and friends; they want to help, and one way we can thank them is by patronizing their establishments.
We are so humbled and so thankful for all the businesspeople and individuals in Southern Southeast Alaska who care so much about helping abandoned and abused animals, and about reducing our unwanted pet population. We made enough money to carry on our low-cost spay/neuter program and our free feral cat altering program for another year, plus enough to provide veterinary care for our rescues. Since January we have taken in at least 113 rescues; I don't have the numbers in front of me as I'm typing this, but that's close. If it were not for the compassion of our foster families and the generosity of all the many people who donated, baked, attended, and bid, we could not do what we do, and what would have become of those 113 animals?
On the very morning we were setting up for the event, a lady called to surrender a mama dog and two female puppies who were in danger of being shot because they were unwanted. We didn't have a foster home available, but Gretchen Moore of Groomingdales Pet Resort, who moonlights in her tiny amount of spare time as the Ketchikan Humane Society president, offered to donate some of her kennel space at her boarding kennel to the trio. The puppies were still nursing. All three of them settled in, cozy and safe. They will be available for adoption when they have been spayed. Watch this site for photos, and thank you so much again.
Abby Bradberry
Alaska Totem Trading
All American Auto
Allen Marine Tours
Amanda Glanzer
Amy Pew
Anderes Oil
Anita Beaudoin
Ann Margaret Shuham-Hardy   
Arctic Bar & Liquor Store
Arnold Uhrina
Arrowhead LP Gas
Averie Archibald
Barbara Bailey
Barbara Greninger
Best Western Plus Landing Hotel
Beth LaCrosse
Beth Reno
Bob and Laura Jackson
Bolling Family Estate
Brandon Zuvala
Brett and Edelweiss Serlin
Brynn Bolling Castle
Carlin Air
Carol and Friend
Carrs Safeway
Charla Keene
Charlie Zink
Christy Baron
Cindy Hoggard
Classic Tours
Cody Hanas
Crazy Wolf Studio
Davies-Barry Insurance
Deann Kayse
Diane Naab
Dockside Galley
Don Hall
Donna's Sunchasers
Eiseman Family
Eric & Heather Muench
Ernesta Ballard and Ed Fisher
Exploration Gallery
Faith Duncan
First Bank
Fish Pirates Gifts
Fitzwater Photography
Food Services of America
Forget-Me-Not Sweater Shoppe
Frontier Shipping and Copyworks
Gateway City Realty
George Inlet Lodge
Groomingdales, Gretchen Moore
Hiz & Hairz
Inga Kumant
Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Irene Zimbinski
Island Inspirations
Island Pharmacy
Island to Island Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Marna
Jean Walker
Jeanett Hall
Jeff & Kim Langkau
Jefferson Peter 
Jerry and Sheila Hughes
Jessica Hahn
Jill Bennett
Jim and Connie Wingren
John & Louise Harrington
Julia Kubley
K&L Distributors
Kasia Polanska
Kate Mortensen
Kathy Bolling
Kathy Flora
Kay Guymon
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Ketchikan Public Utilities
King's Barber Shop
KRZ Farm/Kristin Buchanan
Kurt Beche & Dr. Trista Welsh
Kylee Jackson
Last Frontier Restaurant
Laura Plenert
Lenore Guthrie
Liane Budden, Alaska  Photographer
Lighthouse Tesoro Service
Linda Deal
Linda Fjarlie
Lisa Sayer
Lois Munch
Luella Odmark
Madison Lumber and Hardware
Marina Rowe
Mary Larsen
Matt Olsen's TSAS Lemonade Stand
McPherson Music
Michelle Jackson
Mike & Michal Beth Elerding
Milner, Howard & Palmer
Murray Pacific Supply of Alaska
NAPA Auto Parts
North Shore Gardens
Orion Denny
Pamela Wilse
Parnassus Books
Rain Country Nutrition
Ravens Brew Coffee
Ron & Sherri Moyer
Ron's Plumbing & Heating
Roseann Lynch and Friend
RX Massage
Sarah Griffin
Schmolck Mechanical Contractors
Seth & Jena Cameron
Sharon McEntyre
Silly Munchkins
Simply Bella
Sonja Alvarez
Sourdough Bar & Liquor Store
Spectrum Jewelers
Starboard Frames and Gifts
Stephanie Brissette Photography
Stephanie Hughes
Susan Copeland
Susi Beattie
Suzan Thompson
Taquan Air
Taylor Made
Teiara Hayes
Terry Smith
The Asylum
The Bauer Kids
The Day Spa
The Dog House
The Drill Team
The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
The Narrows Inn
The Point
Timber & Marine Supply
Tina McPherson
Tom & Mary Fabry
Tongass Engineering
Tongass Trading Company
Tyler Rental
Zach Coss and Agnes Moran Family
Zoe Jackson
. . . and Dessert Makers, Anonymous Donors and anyone we missed!!

We're having a whing-ding and you're invited!

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 4:52 PM Comments comments ()
As Jed and Granny used to say, "Let's have us a whing-ding and invite the neighbors!"  The KHS is having a big ol' party this Saturday, September 21st at 5:30 up at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. The Clampetts didn't charge to get in to their parties, but we're going to, because we have had 107 homeless animals to tend to since January, and if we're going to keep doing it, we need to raise some money.

How can we judge how many unwanted kittens and puppies have been spared sad fates because of our low-cost spay and neuter program? What about our free feral cat spay and neuter program for those who have feral cat colonies in their neighborhood---how many people will never have to discover sick and wild kittens under their porch or behind their house because of the work of the Ketchikan Humane Society?

So, we're havin' us a whing-ding and you're invited. Come select from our tables full of delicious finger foods. (Sorry, but the fixins' don't include no possum with gopher gravy.) Buy a beer or a glass of wine, browse our auction items, outbid your buddy during the live auction, and feel really good the whole time you're doing it because you're helping our community's abandoned and abused animals, and you're helping to make Ketchikan a cleaner, safer place for the two-legged and four-legged alike.


Ketchikan Humane Society - Blog Post 1

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM Comments comments ()
The 4th of July float felt like a success to us, even though we didn't win any prizes or make national headlines. We learned a few things: start earlier, add a lot more bling, have more people on the float, let the float come first and the dogs can walk behind, and make the music a little louder. Next year we'll know how to do it better, but we felt like it was a good effort for our first time. We had lots of positive responses, and one family even said that they were going to buy from a breeder, but decided after seeing our float to call us and look into adoption. YAY!  Many thanks to KHS husbands Brian, Eric, and Ozzy, and to Alex and Woody, who helped us with the work. It took a lot of their time, but as one wife pointed out about her rescue hobby, "Honey, it's cheaper than pull tabs!"
Several KHS rescues went to new homes this week: Davenport, Phoebe, Charm, Buzz Bomb, and Gingersnap are all on trial runs in their new homes, and things are looking positive for them. What's not to like? They are the sweetest, best-trained, most socialized pets in the world, as far as we're concerned. A giant Paws Up to the families who chose to make adoption their option!
 We have several kittens and one adult cat available for adoption after they've been spayed or neutered. Check our website for photos of the soon-to-be-available adoptees.
We also have the nicest little dog coming available as soon as he is housebroken. Buster Brown is an All-American Mutt, probably some kind of Sheltie mix. His foster family is already in love with him. He's five years old. He was never allowed inside during his previous life, so he had no idea when he arrived that he was not allowed to lift his leg just anywhere. His entire philosophy was, "If you didn't want me to pee on the refrigerator, then what did you put it there for?"  He is making progress, however, and as soon as we know he can be trusted indoors, he will be ready for a new home. He's already neutered, but he'll need a dental, so his adoption fee will be about $150.
Don't forget about the Third Annual Ketchikan Humane Society Fundraiser, to be held Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. Lots of great food, beer and wine, and the most fabulous silent auction items ever. We owe a debt of gratitude to the many businesses and individuals who are so generous with their donations. We rely completely on this generosity to fund our rescue efforts. All KHS board members and volunteers donate their time, so all the money earned goes to care for the animals. Save the date, and come have fun!
We've already rescued seventy animals so far this year!