The Hope Fund is a compassion fund administered by the Whitman County Humane Society. The fund was determined by the WCHS board of directors to be consistent with the goals and mission of WCHS. The Hope Fund is designated for veterinary care of injured shelter (un-owned) animals in the Pacific Northwest, or approved by the selection committee. Such care is above and beyond the authorized expenditure limit established by the WCHS board of directors for per animal shelter care. The Hope Fund provides necessary veterinary care (including surgery), foster care and rehabilitation for treated animals until an adoptive home is found.
The fund is completely self-sustaining by donations from the public. No funds used for Hope Fund cases are to be diverted from the Whitman County Humane Society general fund or other WCHS corporate resources. The Hope Fund is maintained in a separate bank account at the Bank of Whitman. The program administrator, who is appointed by the WCHS board of directors, is the initial rescue contact and primary fundraiser for the program.
Selection of cases is determined in part by availability of funds or potential to raise funds. All efforts will be employed by the administrator to procure donations for each approved Hope Fund case.