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Adopt A Cat Day, this Sat 11:30-2:30 **THE 2017 FUR BALL is Cancelled - OnLINE Auction is ON.

VIPP IS OPEN FOR ADOPTIONS EVERY SATURDAY From 11:30-2:30. Come in and meet our wonderful cats - every one of them needs a home to call their own. If you need to schedule an appointment, please call 389-1085 or email cats@vipp.org. Shelter Address: 12200 SW 243rd Street - off of Old Mill Rd. Dog adoptions are by appointment only, call 389-1085 or email dogs@vipp.org. VIPP's dogs are not housed at the cat shelter, but are in foster homes or boarded on Vashon. Click here to see the current dogs:
http://www.adoptapet.com/vipp

For directions to the shelter - click continue below.

THE 2017 FUR BALL IS CANCELLED Originally scheduled for Nov 4th at the Open Space, it has been cancelled due to construction on the building. VIPP still plans on having an On-Line Auction and possibly other events to try and raise the much needed funds. CLICK HERE To DONATE TO THE ON-LINE AUCTION BEFORE OCT. 30th, 2017. https://vipp.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2017FurBallAuction/ITEMDONATIONFORM/ta...

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NOV 2rd. Pets and Pesticides-Talk****NOV 3rd. On-line Auction PREVIEW Party** Micro-chip your pet for $10Bucks!

Pets and Pesticides, a talk about keeping your animals safe FREE ADMISSION, Nov 2nd, 7:00PM The land Trust Bldg on Bank Rd. Speaker Diane Emerson will discuss why pets are more at risk to pesticide products.

JOIN VIPP on First Friday, Nov 3rd at the Fuller Store (Across from VCA/Minglement) 6-9PM for a festive get together and display of some of our ON-LINE AUCTION items. The bidding will begin the following Friday. Have something to donate? Want more information? Click Here: https://vipp.ejoinme.org/2017furball

USE SMILE.AMAZON.COM If you log into to Amazon.com using Smile.Amazon.com, you can choose Vashon Island Pet Protectors as your preferred non-profit and VIPP will receive .05% of your eligible smile purchases! It's easy!!!

Micro-Chip your pet for $10 now! For a limited time Fair Isle animal clinic and VIPP are running a great special. Get a mico-chip (normally $50) for $10 bucks! Keep your pet safe - it is the best way to be reunited with your pet if they are lost and that is so important, especially during an Island emergency. Call Fair Isle now 463-3607 for a voucher and to make an appointment.

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THE VIPP STORY

Animals are our passion

Vashon Island Pet Protectors, established in 1984, works each day to improve the quality of life for companion animals on Vashon Island. Affectionately known Island wide as ‘VIPP,” Vashon Island Pet Protectors is a no-kill and non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization run by compassionate and animal loving volunteers. In so many ways, VIPP offers the best possible resource for people and animals to make a connection on Vashon Island.

VIPP provides shelter, food and medical care to lost, abandoned and/or relinquished dogs and cats who are waiting for loving and forever new homes. Yes, VIPP is a no-kill organization. No dog or cat has ever been euthanized except on the recommendation of a veterinarian to spare it further suffering. Our foster families and volunteers have made this enviable record possible.

VIPP recently adopted a long range plan to ensure that there will be no homeless dogs or cats on Vashon Island. The success of our plan will depend on our very active spay and neuter program. All animals adopted through VIPP are spayed or neutered and vaccinated before going home with their new guardians. VIPP also encourages and subsidizes the cost of spaying and neutering companion animals for those who might otherwise not be able to afford it.

VIPP also runs a very effective lost and found operation to reunite lost animals with their guardians. Photos of found dogs and cats posted in the area where they were found have greatly increased our return rate. A key component of this effort is an aggressive program of microchipping pets which will also help in the event of an Island wide emergency such as an earthquake, fire or tsunami. All animals that we adopt to homes are microchipped. VIPP representatives also work in partnership with the Island Emergency Response Team, with plans for rescuing and housing pets during an emergency.

How You Can Help: VIPP does the great work that it does because of generous donations and the tireless work of our committed volunteers. Many of the animals that come through VIPP need medical attention and no matter what the ailment or condition, we are committed to the well-being of all animals in our care. Veterinary bills are VIPP’s largest monthly expense. To learn more about how you can contribute the animals that we serve, please go to Donate Now.

We encourage you to get to know us by using this website. Don’t miss the wonderful events that VIPP sponsors throughout the year in our Vashon Island Community.