In 2020, the West Sound Wildlife Shelter treated over 1650 animal patients from 101 cities throughout Washington State, provided virtual education programs to schools children throughout the region, and provided wildlife conflict resolution services to over 6000 community members from throughout Washington State.
West Sound Wildlife Shelter has had a long standing and cherished partnership with Puget Sound Energy on the Avian Protection Program for over a decade. By responding to bird-power line interactions and implementing bird-friendly construction standards to reduce the risk of bird electrocutions and collisions, the PSE Avian Protection Program provides valuable resources to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter including financial resources to cover the costs of care of any injured or deceased avian patient. Additionally, the West Sound Wildlife Shelter has been the recipient of the PSE Powerful Partnership Grant twice.
2020 was a challenging year, due to COVID-19 the West Sound Wildlife Shelter modified its protocols for working with the public had to furloughed all of its incredible, valuable volunteers, leaving just 5 staff remaining. They were forced to shift its major fundraiser auction to a virtual event and cancel all of the remaining face-to-face events for not only the remainder of 2020 but also 2021. PSE is proud to serve as a Silver Sponsor for The West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s 2021 Call to the Wild Virtual Gala Auction. The Auction is to be held live online on September 24 starting at 7 p.m. with a large silent auction and rare bottle/wine/spirits auction opening for bidding on September 15 and closing on the night of the event. The event is free to attend. For more information about the West Sound Wildlife Shelter and their upcoming acution, please visit www.westsoundwildlife.org/event/call-to-the-wild-virtual-auction/.