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In February 2016, the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League merged to create the first end-to-end animal care organization in a major U.S. city, combining over 250 years of animal welfare experience. With an active volunteer force ten times the size of staff; volunteers are critical support for programs that touch the lives of more than 60,000 animals each year.

Join the team striving to ensure a loving home for every unwanted animal, affordable medical care for every sick or injured animal, an end to animal abuse and cruelty, and stronger bonds between animals and people through education and training.

It’s an exciting time to become part of our family—we are making history together!

Apply to join the volunteer team here:

For 18+ individuals
For young people ages 12 - 17
For group volunteer projects

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