Eureka, calif. (KIEM)- The Sequoia Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that works to prevent and reduce pet overpopulation. They offer spay and neuter education along with adoption, volunteer, and fostering programs.
The goal is to prevent the overpopulation of the furry friends many of us have in our homes. Most of the animals at the Sequoia Humane Society were rescued from bad environments or shelters with a high kill rate.
We talked to Liam Callis, an adoption specialist at the shelter.
“We try our best here, but it’s just not a good replacement for the home environment,” said Callis.
The no-kill facility relies on adoption and fostering to prevent overcrowding.
“We have animals out in foster. if anyone cares to look into fostering animals. We always take volunteers as well. We are always in need of more help,” said Callis.
The organization runs solely off donations. Sometimes partnering with local groups to fundraise. Currently, the shelter is partnered with Dash and Splash, a club that runs a doggie water course.
“We do events where dogs run down the dock and jump into the water and half of the proceeds go to Sequoia Humane Society,” said Jim Williams the president of the Humboldt Dash and Splash club. “Hopefully we’ll raise 11 to 12 hundred dollars for them. That’s our goal anyway.”
Funds from an associated pet store in Old Town (Tailwaggers 2) go towards the shelter, as well as a local thrift store (Tailwaggers).
“We’ll be having another rummage sale this upcoming Saturday. All items that come from our associated thrift store, Tailwaggers, and all of the money from that goes toward supporting the shelter.”
Currently, at full capacity, the Sequoia Humane Society welcomes donations of pet food, pet care items, and funding. To donate, foster, volunteer, or adopt you can visit sequoiahumane.org