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Welcome to APS-FH!
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Why adopt?
Looking for a new friend? Make an appointment to come meet our incredible pets awaiting their forever homes.
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You had us at meow.
Each year about 90 kittens find their way to forever homes with your help. Thank you!
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We can't do this alone, can you help?
There's many ways you can support our efforts in the care and adoption of our sweet shelter pets.
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Providing compassionate care and brighter futures for homeless animals on San Juan Island and beyond.

We are hiring!

Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is seeking a part time and a full time Animal Care Team Manager.

Kitty Holding Now Hiring Sign

Search for your new friend here.

Through adoption of homeless pets, humane education, abuse investigation, and community outreach and leadership, we match pets and people. There are many places to acquire a dog or a cat, but our shelter is special. Before you adopt your companion animal from us, the Animal Protection Society will:

  • Treat the pet for internal and external parasites
  • Give them all initial vaccinations
  • Spay or neuter the pet
  • Test all cats for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Beyond all that, animals at the shelter are lovingly played with, socialized, and observed for all possible behavior problems. We care about our friends, and it shows! Learn more.

How You Can Help

Donate

Outright donations help us feed and take care of the shelter pets. Make a one-time donation, a monthly donation, or become a Shelter P.A.L. by making a yearly donation of any amount.

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are many, just to name a few: walking dogs, trapping feral cats, pet training, medical support, fostering pets, and volunteering time at Treasure Hounds store.

Treasure Hounds

Shopping at our upscale retail thrift store is another way to support us, so is donating gently used household furnishings, home goods & decor to Treasure Hounds.

Shelter News

News from Facebook

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~ VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH ~

Linda Pollard

The Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor is pleased to announce Linda Pollard as the APS-FH Volunteer of the Month for May 2022. 

Linda came to volunteer at the APS-FH Treasure Hounds store in November 2021, soon after relocating to Friday Harbor. 
Treasure Hounds is APS-FH’s upscale, resale home decor and furniture store. All items for sale in the store are donated and the store is “staffed” by volunteers. Treasure Hounds is significant to APS-FH as 100% of its sales support nearly 20% of the overall operating expenses of APS-FH. 

Linda learned about APS-FH’s Treasure Hound store from her uncle, a long-time resident of SJI and friend to APS-FH. After furnishing her new home in Friday Harbor with many items from the store, Linda decided to join the Treasure Hounds team of volunteers, working at the store each Friday as a Cashier and providing customer service.

Quickly recognizing an opportunity to add more value, Linda offered to take on the role as the Treasure Hounds Volunteer Coordinator, providing volunteer orientation and training and coordinating the volunteer schedule. Linda offers encouragement and support to volunteers, making sure their experience is a positive one. Since taking on this role, Linda has helped to recruit and train five new volunteers for the store. Thank you, Linda for making a difference for APS-FH, the animals, and the volunteer team at Treasure Hounds. We are so fortunate to have your involvement!

If you are interested in joining an excellent team of volunteers working together in a fun environment, visit our website at www.apsfh.com and fill out a volunteer application. We hope to hear from you!

~ VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH ~

Linda Pollard

The Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor is pleased to announce Linda Pollard as the APS-FH Volunteer of the Month for May 2022.

Linda came to volunteer at the APS-FH Treasure Hounds store in November 2021, soon after relocating to Friday Harbor.
Treasure Hounds is APS-FH’s upscale, resale home decor and furniture store. All items for sale in the store are donated and the store is “staffed” by volunteers. Treasure Hounds is significant to APS-FH as 100% of its sales support nearly 20% of the overall operating expenses of APS-FH.

Linda learned about APS-FH’s Treasure Hound store from her uncle, a long-time resident of SJI and friend to APS-FH. After furnishing her new home in Friday Harbor with many items from the store, Linda decided to join the Treasure Hounds team of volunteers, working at the store each Friday as a Cashier and providing customer service.

Quickly recognizing an opportunity to add more value, Linda offered to take on the role as the Treasure Hounds Volunteer Coordinator, providing volunteer orientation and training and coordinating the volunteer schedule. Linda offers encouragement and support to volunteers, making sure their experience is a positive one. Since taking on this role, Linda has helped to recruit and train five new volunteers for the store. Thank you, Linda for making a difference for APS-FH, the animals, and the volunteer team at Treasure Hounds. We are so fortunate to have your involvement!

If you are interested in joining an excellent team of volunteers working together in a fun environment, visit our website at www.apsfh.com and fill out a volunteer application. We hope to hear from you!
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1 day ago

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Treasure Hounds is so lucky to have Linda!! She’s as nice and sincere as can be!

Congratulations Linda!

Wonderful human right there!

Thank you Linda for all you do !

She’s awesome!🐾❤️🐾

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~AVAILABLE KITTENS~

We currently have some wonderful kittens available for adoption and lots more on the way!  If you are interested in adopting, come by the shelter for a visit, or fill out a Feline Adoption Application from our website here:

https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.

~AVAILABLE KITTENS~

We currently have some wonderful kittens available for adoption and lots more on the way! If you are interested in adopting, come by the shelter for a visit, or fill out a Feline Adoption Application from our website here:

www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

The striped little girl is the one Char wants to see every day 💛 Tyler J Cornell

Kristian Kirk just in case u want another kitten 😇

has jasmine been adopted?

Daniel Shipley please please please

Nadine Varsovia maybe you need one more? 😂

Kitten love! 😻

Awwwww

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~ GET READY FOR KITTENS! ~

It’s official. Kitten season has begun! We recently transferred in some wonderful kittens + mamas from ARFS - Animal Rescue Friends Society of Grant Co., Wa, Whidbey Island, WA, and also have received our first “island” litter! Keep an eye out on our page to get updates on who will be available for adoption and when. 

Most of these litters are being lovingly cared for in foster homes, where they can be tended to and monitored around the clock. However, if you are interested in adopting a kitten (or two!), it isn’t too early to fill out and submit a Feline Adoption Application from our website here:

https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/

Adoption Team Members will be in touch when we have litters available.

~ GET READY FOR KITTENS! ~

It’s official. Kitten season has begun! We recently transferred in some wonderful kittens + mamasARFS - Animal Rescue Friends Society of Grant Co., Wao., Wa, Whidbey Island, WA, and also have received our first “island” litter! Keep an eye out on our page to get updates on who will be available for adoption and when.

Most of these litters are being lovingly cared for in foster homes, where they can be tended to and monitored around the clock. However, if you are interested in adopting a kitten (or two!), it isn’t too early to fill out and submit a Feline Adoption Application from our website here:

www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/

Adoption Team Members will be in touch when we have litters available.
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3 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

The fact that we have to import rescues is a testimony to the great work you do.

Woo hoo! Although older cat would be good too. We got awesome Wingnut, Coop & Quinn that way.

I don’t see the kittens posted.. where can I find their info?

❤️

We are ready!

Katie Dillery the orange fuzzy one 😍

Angie Raab

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~ FOSTER KITTENS ~

These little cutie pies are currently in foster care, being lovingly cared for and bottle fed round the clock! Pretty soon they’ll be big enough for their forever homes! Stay tuned to hear more about the ”Planet” litter and when they’ll be ready for adoption! 

🖤🖤🖤

#fosteringsaveslives #fosterkittens #fostercare

~ FOSTER KITTENS ~

These little cutie pies are currently in foster care, being lovingly cared for and bottle fed round the clock! Pretty soon they’ll be big enough for their forever homes! Stay tuned to hear more about the ”Planet” litter and when they’ll be rea#fosteringsaveslives🖤#fosterkittensa#fostercareosterkittens #fostercareProgress report from the planet kittens:

😺 We graduated to a playpen.
😼 We started to use a litterbox.
😻 We're really cute and kind of fluffy.
😽 We might be just a little spoiled.

Love,
Neptune, Venus and Saturn
Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor
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1 month ago

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These will make the best of friends. I have had a few cats and my fostered boys that were bottle fed are just the sweetest.

Oh no! The me of five minutes ago was certain I didn't need another cat but now I feel confused 🤣

Cutie Patuties!!

Are these the little babies from us? The ones that the momma tried to hurt? 😻

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