Pet of the week


Recently a young yellow Lab we call Rudy was abandoned by his family on the side of North Tongass Highway.  Rudy, it turns out, has two severely torn ligaments in his legs which require expensive surgery and lots of recovery.  This may be why his family abandoned him.  This is why Ketchikan Humane Society has rescued him.

Without the help of our community, Rudy wouldn't be getting a second chance. Fortunately we've found a dedicated foster home to care for his special needs now and after surgery.  Now we just need to raise the funds to cover the expenses of the procedure.  He is expected to make a full recovery and lead a full life.

Please help us raise the money needed for Rudy’s surgeries, related medications and care.  

Online donations can be made securely online by using the button below.  Checks made payable to Ketchikan Humane Society can be dropped off at Island to Island Veterinary Clinic.  Please write 'Rudy' in the memo line.

Thank you for your commitment to KHS and to the animals in our community.

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Dog/Puppy Applications HERE!

Cat/Kitten Applications HERE!


Our kittens can be viewed at Island to Island Veterinary Clinic in the lobby's kitty condo almost every day. We'd like to thank Dr. Marna and her staff for being willing to give our rescues a place to show off and be seen. If you want to pet and hold, please ask a receptionist to call someone to open the condo doors for you.


click HERE to download an application

Foster Homes Needed!

We are in desperate need of good foster homes.  If you can safely house a cat or dog for approximately 30 - 60 days, please fill out an application!  You provide the love, we provide the food and medical care.

  CAT Foster App    DOG Foster App

Donate Online!

We now accept donations via credit card online!   Donate now to help abandoned and abused animals in Southern Southeast Alaska.  You can also make donations "In Honor Of" or "In Memoriam Of" another person or pet and have their photo featured on our website.  We can also send a note to the family recognizing your donation.   Helping animals in need is a nice way to remember or honor a pet or friend.

What We've Done 

KHS has been rescuing since 2001 but formal statistics were not retained until 2009.  We estimate that 300+ animals were rescued in the first eight years.   

Since Dr. Marna opened Island to Island Veterinary Clinic in Ketchikan in 2012 we've been able to target feral cat populations in Ketchikan and offer low cost spay/neuters through her generous donations of services and facilities.

Animals Rescued* to date in 2015: 70
Animals Rescued* since 2009:  608

*Rescued means rehabilitated, spayed or neutered if necessary and placed in a permanent loving home.

Site last updated 08/17/2015