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Helping Whidbey Island Pets and Their People

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1990 in an effort to help Whidbey Island’s homeless companion animals. WAIF is dedicated to providing food, shelter, veterinary care, and nurturing to displaced pets until loving homes can be found for them.




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To my favorite peoples… It was a very long day! Trapped in a crate😿😿😿 for a long time… I used a variety of approaches to be released (meows, paw through…

As you may be aware, on Monday, December 26th, WAIF assisted the Island County Sheriff’s Office in the seizure of 24 dogs, 31 cats, and 4 chinchillas for an animal cruelty case located on Hastie Lake Road. These animals are in protective custody and currently under the care of WAIF staff at the Coupeville shelter. We couldn’t be prouder of the hard work of our veterinarian team and animal care staff who are giving these animals the comfort and care that they deserve.
We are now receiving inquiries of how people can help and we are enormously moved by the generosity of our community in the offer of foster care, supplies, and monetary donations to help ensure compassion surrounds these animals in their time of need. Currently, we are not in need of foster families or supplies, but if you are able to give monetary gifts of any amount, your donations would be greatly appreciated at this time here: waifanimals.org/donate
While the animals that were seized may not be available for adoption for the foreseeable future, please visit our website to see the wonderful animals we do have available for adoption and ready for their forever homes at waifanimals.org/adopt
As this investigation is ongoing, please direct any questions to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

WAIF 2023 calendars are now on sale online and at our thrift stores in Oak Harbor and Freeland. A great gift for holiday season where your purchase helps Whidbey Island’s homeless pets! Click here to make your purchase.

WAIF is excited to announce a new program for pets to stay out of shelters. WAIF, and other participating shelters, have been brought onboard to provide this unique, direct-to-adopter tool for pet guardians looking to rehome their animals. In just a few simple steps, pets can find a loving new home without ever seeing the inside of a shelter. It’s free to use for both guardians and adopters, and gives animals needing a new home the best of both worlds: their current guardian can find the best fit, and their adopter can learn all about their personality and preferences first-hand. It’s a win-win for pets! To learn more, please click here.

WAIF has homemade shelters available for feral and free-roaming cats to protect them from the harsh winter elements. A limited supply is on-hand and if you would like one, please call (360) 678-8901 to make arrangements for pick up.