Winston Checkers

Francis Cater donated funds to the Humane Society of Kodiak in memory of her son, Winston, and his companion cat, Checkers. 

Winston had a mental illness and Checkers was often his only connection to help him through tough times.


Francis requested that at the beginning of each fiscal year, $2000 is to be dedicated to providing financial assistance to seniors and those with disabilities for their cats. The fund is also to be used for senior cats in the care of community members.


Financial assistance can be used for veterinary care, pet food, adoption fees and damage deposits.

This fund is ONLY for CATS.


Whether you walk dogs, cuddle cats, brush dogs, clean cages, wash dishes, fold laundry or even scoop poop, you can make a difference in the lives of our fur babies!

We have volunteer opportunities for all ages!  Visit the Kodiak Animal Shelter to learn how you can help.

Pet Companion

Helps persons over the age of 60, and/or disabled persons that need pet (dog or cat) related, financial assistance

  • Adoption fees for shelter pets

  • Pet damage deposits for housing

  • Veterinary care expenses

  • Pet food expenses

  • Medicine Expenses

Spay & Neuter Specials

Throughout the year we receive various grants & funding to help you save money when it comes time to spay or neuter your pet. 

Food For Fido

We know sometimes life happens, and you may need help with feeding your pet.  Please call or come see us if you need help. If we have extra food available we are more than happy to help. There is no charge for this, although we do ask when you are financially able to please pay it forward by donating pet food so we may continue to help others.


Being a foster family is one of the most rewarding ways to help our shelter pets. We realize that fostering is also not a one size fits all program, so we have created several different types of fostering.​ To learn about our different foster programs please call or visit the animal shelter.


Call the Kodiak Animal Shelter for more information about out our Emergency Veterinary Assistance Program. This program is only for true veterinary emergencies.

PAL Program

To help combat the pet overpopulation you can bring the mom & litter to the animal shelter.

 We will keep the mom with her litter

until it's time to wean them. Once weaned we will spay her, make sure she is current on vaccines and then return her to you. 

Our only requirement is the entire litter must be surrendered, so that they are spayed/neutered and adopted. For more information please

call us

Hours of Operation​

Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm

Saturday: 12pm - 5pm

​Facility Location

2409 Mill Bay Rd

Kodiak, AK 99615

Mailing Address

PO Box 8783

Kodiak, AK 99615

Contact Information​


Fax: 907-486-5056

The Humane Society of Kodiak (HSK) is 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation. Contributions to The HSK are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  The HSK is not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) or any other national organization. HSK is a local, independent non-profit. Views of the HSUS or other organizations do not reflect the views of the HSK.




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