The Answers You Need
WHAT IS PET ALLIANCE OF WASHINGTON?
The Pet Alliance of WA is a coalition of dedicated animal welfare organizations from across Washington State led by eleven public and private entities. The Pet Alliance of WA is committed to achieving a 90% live release rate for cats and dogs in Washington State by 2020, and helping all participating agencies to reach an individual live release rate of 90% by 2025.
IS THE PET ALLIANCE OF WASHINGTON A DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDER?
While we are not a direct service provider, we may be able to connect existing organizations to assist in establishing best practices for an identified need.
DO YOU PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OR SERVICES?
We are not a legal team. If you have questions or concerns of legal nature, we advise you to seek advice from an attorney. If you are looking for answers to legislation or for animal cruelty defense, we suggest contacting the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE YOUR FINANCIALS AND DONATIONS?
We are an independent alliance with no paid staff. Seattle Humane Society, who serves as our *fiscal sponsor, allows for Pet Alliance to accept donations that will be used to support the advancement of animal welfare throughout Washington State.
* The role of the fiscal sponsor can include performing many different administrative functions on behalf of the sponsored organization or program, including taking on the responsibility for receiving and administering charitable contributions on behalf of the sponsored organization.
WHO CAN JOIN THE PET ALLIANCE OF WASHINGTON?
Any animal welfare organization may become a Pet Alliance member. The organization must fill out an application and agree to the terms and commitments outlined in the agreement.
WHY SHOULD OUR ORGANIZATION BECOME A MEMBER?
Not only will your organization benefit from the many services and possible funding, but you will become a part of a mighty collaborative team with a network of talented individuals and a variety of organizations that will save countless lives by working together. Whether you are a large, well-resourced institution or a smaller organization – the Pet Alliance of WA recognizes there is a need for all of us to work together. If you are in a position to be a mentor, we encourage you to join and be a part of this statewide movement by taking on and helping mentees. To learn about the benefits that members receive, visit our Membership page.
HOW DO YOU USE THE MONEY THAT IS DONATED TO PET ALLIANCE OF WASHINGTON?
Any money that is donated to Pet Alliance of Washington will go directly supports services, programs, outreach, training, and other efforts that benefit our mission to achieve a 90% live release rate for all animal welfare organizations in Washington State.
DO YOU PROVIDE FUNDING FOR NEW OR EXISTING PROGRAMS?
We plan to begin work soon to procure funds through grants and donations that will assist members to enhance existing programs or create new programs that will result in a higher live release rate. We will also be working through the guidelines and parameters on how these funds will be dispersed.