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.

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sponsor of the week

Spectrum is a platinum sponsor of Ketchikan Humane Society.  Their pledge to provide a very generous annual donation (in honor of Alibaba and Flash) will allow us to rescue and rehabilitate more animals in need.


Thank you Holland America for your generous grant!  Your money helps fund our low cost spay/neuter program and provides medicine and food for our rescues.

pet of the week


Fiona spent several days in a trap before she was rescued. It took her a couple of months to trust people, but her foster home kept her socialized and made her confident. She lives with five dogs of all sizes, and other cats, so she does not mind other animals in the home. Fiona is young, just over a year, and would be happy cuddled up next to you, or snoozing in a blanket somewhere when you're not home. She had such a sad beginning that we all want a very happy ending for her.

If you  are interested, download and submit an application!

Dog/Puppy Applications HERE!

Cat/Kitten Applications HERE!

It's that time of year again . . . . 

We are looking for donations of items to auction and we absolutely hope you'll join us for an evening of fun!

For more information, please email or call 821-0274

Animal Awareness Event at the Library

on August 9th

Dr. Marna Hall talks to kids about being an Animal Doctor and the importance of spaying and neutering pets to avoid over population.

Dr. Marna Hall talks to kids about being an Animal Doctor and the importance of spaying and neutering pets to avoid over population.

Several local organizations came together on a a very rainy Saturday afternoon to help educate children about animals.  Dr. Marna Hall from Island to Island Veterinary Clinic spoke about veterinary care.  Debbie Swan from Animal Control explained the role of Animal Control in Ketchikan and spoke about emergency preparedness for pets.  Kim Whalen and Suzan Thompson of Ketchikan Humane Society brought some furry companions to help demonstrate the safest way to approach a strange dog.  Bev Davies talked about the new Book Buddy program at our shelter where kids get to read to animals in the shelter.  Veterinary Technicians from Stonetree - Lauren and Destiny - brought a kitten and a display table of interesting things that Vet Techs sometimes see.  The event was well attended and after the presentations children had a variety of arts and crafts to choose from.  They could also practice approaching a dog, listen to a dog's heart beat or entertain the kitten.   A great time was had by all.   More Photos

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

We've added Testimonials!

See our rescues happy in their Furever Homes.


Submit your testimonial and picture by emailing

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 2014: 138
Animals Rescued* since 2009:  485

Feral/Low cost spay/neuters to date 2014:  26
Feral/Low cost spay/neuters since 2012:   312

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

Site last updated 08/31/2014