We Can Help

There’s a place in your community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are comforted. It’s the Orcas Animal Shelter, where care is provided for our homeless animals. The Orcas Animal Shelter offers many other services for pets and their owners.

To do all this, we rely on the support of people like you. Whether you’re here to just spend some time with our furry friends, find a new pet, or have concerns about animal issues, we can help both the two and the 4-legged members of our Orcas community.

The Mission of the Orcas Animal Protection Society is to promote the humane care of animals by:

  • Operating an animal shelter
  • Educating the public about responsible pet care
  • Facilitating the adoption of unwanted dogs and cats into loving homes
  • Providing spay/neuter services to reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats

Services We Provide:

  • Accepting stray animals or those relinquished by an owner
  • Offering cats and dogs for adoption
  • Training youth and adult volunteers for animal care tasks
  • Scanning of found animals for microchip identification
  • Feral cat testing for FIV and Feline Leukemia, as well as spaying or neutering before returning them to their home territory
  • Offering lower cost spays and neuters of cats and dogs

Services We Do Not Provide:

  • Accepting any wild animals
  • Accepting gravely injured or obviously sick stray animals
  • Boarding owned animals
  • Euthanizing animals, except if in the best interest of the animal
  • Accepting animals from outside San Juan County except for transfers from our shelter partners

Orcas APS Board:

  • Craig Canine, Interim President
  • Kt Hendrie, Vice President
  • Jeffrey Struthers, Treasurer
  • Alice Hachee, Secretary
  • Colleen Armstrong
  • Kathryn Bowes
  • Jan Corbett
  • Barbara Ellenwood
  • Kt Hendrie
  • Sally Hodson
  • Margaret Mills
  • Elyse Van den Bosch

Ex Officio Board Members:

  • Barbara Wheeler
  • Phyllis Wilkinson

Shelter Staff:

  • Shelter Manager: Marsha Waunch
  • Assistant Shelter Manager: Mary Rancourt
  • Shelter Caretaker: Phil Burbo