Partnering Charities


A portion of the net proceeds from the 2015 Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon will benefit the Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County





A Message from the Humane Society

The mission of the Humane Society is to protect and promote the well-being of animals and to foster positive relationships between animals and people.


The Humane Society envisions a community where every pet has a permanent and loving home, every companion animal is spayed or neutered and all pets are treated with respect and compassion.

Our Story

We open our doors to tens of thousands of homeless pets every year and find homes for more animals than any other shelter in the state of Washington.

Behind our mission is a vision of a community where animals are treated with respect, every pet has a permanent and loving home, and companion animals are spayed or neutered.

The Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County is an independent non-profit organization with 501(c) 3 status. We depend upon the tax-deductible donations of our generous donors.

The Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization which relies on donations to fund its vital programs. The Humane Society is not associated with any government agency, nor is it affiliated with any national animal welfare organization.



After the race we heard back from our friends at the Humane Society: