Wildfire Smoke and Animals
  Our animals can also be affected by the wildfire smoke. "As irritating as smoke can be to people, it can cause health problems for animals as well. Smoke from wildfires and other large blazes affects pets, horses, livestock and ...

Closed For Independence Day
We will close at 5:30 pm on July 3rd and reopen at 9:30 am on July 5th.  While we are closed, there will be an officer who can help you reclaim a lost pet if not responding to other calls up to 5:30 pm. Animals that come into the shelter after 5:30 pm ...

We will be closed May 25th from 9:30am to 3:00pm due to technical difficulties.
We will still be answering phones and our animal receiving lobby will be open.

New Online Licensing Coming Soon!!!

Closing for Training
Due to a staff training, Animal Services will be closed Wednesday, March 7, from 11:30-2:45 pm. Adoptions will stop at 11:00 am and resume when we reopen at 2:45 pm. While we are closed, our receiving kennels will be available for stray animals. ...

We are not accepting dogs at this time.
We are currently unable to take in dogs at this time.  We had a dog that was confirmed to have a contagious infection and more tests are pending.  We are under a 14 day quarantine for dogs currently at the shelter.  We are working on finding other ...

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Toxic algae advisory
THURSTON COUNTY NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, April 07, 2016 Contact: Jane Mountjoy-Venning, Thurston County Environmental Health Division, (360) 867-2643 or venninj@co.thurston.wa.us Art Starry, Thurston County Environmental Health ...