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DONOR PRIVACY POLICY

The Whatcom Humane Society respects the privacy of our donors and is committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all fundraising efforts. We therefore do not share, loan, trade, rent or sell our donor list to any other non-affiliated organization.

To ensure that our donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the Whatcom Humane Society, we follow the Donor Bill of Rights.

Donor Privacy Policy
The Whatcom Humane Society respects the privacy of our donors and is committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all fundraising efforts. We therefore do not share, loan, trade, rent or sell our donor list to any other non-affiliated organization. We collect and use information about our donors including name, address, phone number, email address and mailing preferences. In addition, we keep a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by our Development Department to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections and plan for the future or our organization. Information on our donors is password protected and may only be accessed by individuals who need such information to perform their assigned duties for the Whatcom Humane Society. This includes individuals or companies who prepare mailings, enter or analyze data, visit donors, plan fundraising events, work in a fundraising capacity for the organization or prepare budgets and forecasts. To publicly recognize and thank donors for their generosity, we include a list of donor names our quarterly newsletter, PawPrint. The wishes of donors who prefer to remain anonymous will always be honored.
The Donor Bill of Rights
To ensure that our donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the Whatcom Humane Society, we declare that our donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed of whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

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Fulfill our Wish Lists

The Whatcom Humane Society cares for thousands of companion animals each year. Community support is essential in helping the staff and volunteers at WHS provide care and comfort for abandoned, abused and neglected animals. Please consider donating one or more items from the shelter’s “wish list”. Your generosity and efforts are greatly appreciated!

Domestic Animal Shelter:

  1. Postage stamps (first class & postcard)
  2. Copy paper (white, color & cardstock)
  3. Gift Cards from petStop, Fred Meyer, Hardware Sales, Whatcom Farmer’s Coop, Office Depot, Michaels, PetCo, PetSmart & CostCo
  4. New batteries
  5. New pens and highlighters
  6. Blankets and towels ~ October-February Only (no electric blankets)
  7. Dog collars
  8. Dog Walk Harnesses – Wonder Walker, SENSE-ation or SENSE-ible brands
  9. New dog and cat toys
  10. Creamy peanut butter
  11. Paper towels
  12. Leashes
  13. Small animal treats and toys
  14. Bags and cans of dog and cat food (can be open or unopened, just not expired)
  15. Tennis balls
  16. KONG Toys (L & XL) for shelter dogs
  17. Catnip
  18. Royal Canin Mother & Babycat food (wet or dry)
  19. Unflavored Pedialyte 
  20. Snuggle Kitty Dolls (for orphaned kittens)

Farm Facility:

  1. Gift Cards for Hardware Sales/Lowe’s/Home Depot or Whatcom Farmers Co-op
  2. Rubber stall mats
  3. New halters and lead ropes
  4. Fly spray
  5. De-wormer
  6. Quality new or used tractor
  7. Bags of animal bedding (pellets)
  8. Horse Treats
  9. Salt Blocks for horses

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:

  1. Gift Cards for Costco, Fred Meyer, PetCo, PetSmart, Whatcom Farmers Co-op, Hardware Sales and Chris’s Squirrels & More (www.squirrelsandmore.com)
  2. Environmentally friendly hand, dish, and laundry soap
  3. Bleach
  4. Paper Towels
  5. Toilet Paper
  6. Hand Sanitizer Gel
  7. Latex Gloves
  8. Welding Gloves
  9. Play-Pens
  10. Non-automatic turn-off heating pads
  11. Cotton balls
  12. Medium nitrile gloves
  13. Tarps
  14. 16 quart plastic storage bins (clear) with lids
  15. XL plastic food storage containers
  16. Feather dusters
  17. Frozen fish (small and large sizes)
  18. Frozen berries
  19. Soy-free cat and dog food (Costco Brand is good)
  20. High quality wet canned cat food
  21. Bird seed
  22. Rodents blocks
  23. Eggs
  24. Blood worms (cube style)
  25. Baby Food (meat, fruit & veggie)
  26. Medium live mealworms


During the COVID19 stay at home order, several local Whatcom County businesses are offering delivery services for pet food and supplies.  Please consider supporting these businesses and their employees:

petStop (Sehome Village): Use promo code "WHS" for a 10% discount and free shipping directly to the shelter!
https://www.petstopinfo.net/products/shop/

DoorStep Pet Supply:
http://www.doorstepdelivers.com/

For more ideas, check out our Amazon.com Wishlist! Just click the link & search for Whatcom Humane. Our shelter accepts donations Wednesday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm & Sunday – Monday from 11am – 5pm. For more information, please contact us at (360)733-2080 ext #3116 or email outreach@whatcomhumane.org.

Host an Event
Would you like to help WHS animals by hosting an event? Gather your friends, family, and fellow animal lovers to host a trivia night, art show, bake sale or other event. Donate your proceeds to benefit animals at the Whatcom Humane Society. It’s that easy! If you’d like to get started on planning your event to help our furry friends, please thoroughly read our Third Party Event Guidelines, then complete the Event Proposal Form. Completed proposals can be emailed to events@whatcomhumane.org, faxed to 360-734-4746, or dropped off at our facility on Division Street.
Donate a Vehicle
You “auto” donate your old car, truck, boat or trailer for the animals at the Whatcom Humane Society. All vehicles must be in good running condition – no “junkers” please! Your donation is tax deductible and will help support the programs and services that WHS provides all year long Contact Us!
More Easy Ways to Support WHS!
Shop at Fred Meyer & raise money for WHS!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

Where Shopping & Giving Unite. Support your favorite nonprofit just by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million each year – up to $625,000 each quarter – to the local schools, community organizations or nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it every time you shop at Fred Meyer. It’s easy!

  • Go to www.fredmeyer.com
  • Link your Rewards Card now
  • Sign in, using your personal Rewards Card information
  • Find Whatcom Humane Society
  • Don’t forget to click SAVE

You’re done! Your Fred Meyer Rewards Card is now helping to earn money for the animals. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. You will find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from all of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. All you have to do is shop! To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. You log in using your existing Amazon.com account information. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding and baby registry and other account settings are also the same.

We Love Our Pets” Specialty License Plates

“We Love Our Pets” Specialty License Plates

A great way to show you care about reducing the number of unwanted cats and dogs through spay and neuter programs! Purchase a specialty Washington license plate for your vehicle called ‘We Love Our Pets’. A portion of the fees generated from the sale of license plates go to spaying and neutering dogs and cats via the Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies. Visit the Washington State Department of Licensing to order yours today!

Kuranda Dog & Cat Beds

Kuranda Dog & Cat Beds

Kuranda offers a discounted price when beds are purchased on their site as a donation to your local animal shelter. Kuranda dog & cat beds are chewproof, easy to clean and give homeless pets a comfortable, soft place to sleep. As a bonus, they ship directly to the shelter! Go go kuranda.com to learn how you can give a shelter animal the gift of comfort.

WoofTrax – Take Your Walk for a Dog

WoofTrax – Take Your Walk for a Dog

Don’t just take your dog for a walk. Take your walk for a dog! Go to wooftrax.com, download the free app and support your local animal shelter every time you walk your dog. Every mile you walk equals a donation to your favorite shelter (WHS, of course!). Don’t have a dog? No problem! You can still use the app to log miles & donate. Visit wooftrax.com for more information.

Rover

Rover

Looking for local dog walkers, pet sitters or boarding services? Look no more! You can find it all on Rover, the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. And if you book a stay or walk using their site, you will receive $25 off AND they will donate $25 to the animals in our care. It’s a win-win! Go to rover.com for more information.

How Your Generosity Helps

Domestic Animal Shelter:

$50 = 1 week of food for shelter dogs/cats
$100 = vaccinations for 10 dogs or cats
$200 = blood work for 8 senior animals
$500 = full service veterinary treatment, supplies and medication for an injured animal in need
$1000 = emergency after-hours call-out services from WHS animal control officers for 1 week

Farm Facility:

$50 = 5 bales of hay
$100 = farrier service for 3 horses
$200 = barn supplies for 1 month
$500 = 20 bags of livestock/equine grain
$1000 = full service equine veterinary care, medication and ongoing treatment for an injured horse in need

ANIMAL ADVOCATE

Join Our Animal Advocate Program by Sponsoring an Animal Today! 

Wild Animal Advocate
You can set-up recurring sponsorship of your animal using the form below.

Choose your support option:
Choose your animal

We will automatically transfer your gift for this time period without needing to process additional transactions. Your advocacy will continue as long as you want, cancel anytime.

Domestic Animal Advocate
You can set-up recurring sponsorship of your animal using the form below.

Choose a support option:
Choose your animal

We will automatically transfer your gift for this time period without needing to process additional transactions. Your advocacy will continue as long as you want, cancel anytime.

Farm Animal Advocate
You can set-up recurring sponsorship of your animal using the form below.

Choose your support option:
Choose your animal

We will automatically transfer your gift for this time period without needing to process additional transactions. Your advocacy will continue as long as you want, cancel anytime.

How it Works
Make a donation through our Animal Advocate program and give a second chance to animals that come through the doors of our shelter, our wildlife rehabilitation center or our farm facility. We will send you a custom card with a photograph of your chosen animal, including specific information about that species and their special story. You will also receive ongoing information about the Whatcom Humane Society and how your support helps so many homeless, unwanted, abused and orphaned animals in our community.