Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide the highest level of compassion for the animals entrusted in our care; to measurably reduce companion animals' overpopulation and to take a leadership role in the promotion of humane values and education for the benefit of animals.

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS), an open admission shelter, is dedicated to maintaining and improving the health and well being of all surrendered, lost, abandoned, neglected, and abused companion animals of Clallam County. OPHS servers as a conduit for helping lost animals reunite with their owners, as well as helping adoptable animals find new owners.

Promotion of responsible animal ownership and devotion to populate control in the form of spay and neuter programs for shelter animals, as well as spay and neuter financial assistance programs for the public, is a high priority for OPHS. Additionally, OPHS is in support of the enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and promotion of proper legislation to assist in the just enforcement of all cruelty laws in Clallam County.

OPHS does not believe in euthanizing healthy and adoptable animals due to lack of space or length of time at the shelter. Therefore, every effort possible is made to ensure that healthy and adoptable animals will temporarily and securely reside at the shelter, or in foster care until they are adopted or transferred to a partner rescue agency. Furthermore, if an animal should come to us sick or injured, every reasonable effort will be made to seek and carry out proper medical treatment for that animal and monitor their recovery until they are ready for adoption or transferred to a partner agency. Euthanasia at the OPHS will be reserved as a last resort to relieve suffering for the untreatably ill or injured and for very aggressive animals.