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Do You Love Animals? Join the Club!

By becoming a Loyal Friend Club member, you will join a dedicated group of supporters who give monthly to help make sure that homeless, neglected, and abused animals have a safe place to heal every day of every month, all year long.


When you sign up as a Loyal Friends Club member, you’ll get:

• Exclusive quarterly email updates about shelter pets
• 5% discount on online shelter merch
• Exclusive access to Loyal Friends Club merch designs

Plus, your donation each month will provide food, safe shelter, veterinary services, and love to countless animals. Please join the Loyal Friends Club today and make a difference for desperate cats and dogs in our community. To become a member, sign up here:

Becoming a member of the Loyal Friend Club helps make stories like Ili’s possible!

When 12-week-old Ili (pronounced ee-lee) arrived at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, it was obvious the little round puppy was in terrible pain. He couldn’t sit down on his bottom like a normal dog, and his eyes looked tired and confused.

Our staff carried him back to our veterinary department, where our vet team immediately knew something was wrong with the sweet boy. Ili was suffering from a prolapsed rectum, causing him extreme discomfort and making it impossible for his body to function correctly.

We weren’t sure how Ili ended up in this awful state, but we knew that without treatment, the tiny puppy would live in constant pain. With quick action from our staff, we rushed Ili into the emergency surgery he needed to help him regain normal bodily function and relieve his chronic discomfort. After his successful surgery, round-the-clock monitoring, medications, and a lot of love from our dedicated staff, Ili finally felt like the energetic puppy he should have been from the beginning.

And at the end of six long weeks, Ili found a new home with a loving family that adores him and will always keep him healthy and happy.

Ensuring that every animal can make a full, speedy recovery takes so many resources. Your monthly donation as a Loyal Friend will help provide pets like Ili with the life-saving medical care that they need to survive. It took kind people like you to give this sweet pup a chance to live a normal pain-free life.

Will you join the Loyal Friends Club today and help save even more lives like Ili’s?

Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County

One of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the nation, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, cares for nearly 10,000 animals every year and maintains multiple humane programs. Dedicated to “Making Happy Happen,” the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County works tirelessly to protect animals, support pet owners, and enhance relationships between animals and people. Learn more at

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