We have recently moved our adoption center! We are now located at 20 S Idaho Street, Seattle Wa 98134. Emerald City Pet Rescue is an appointment-only organization, as is our secondary location, Emerald City Kitty Harbor in West Seattle. Please check out our "Adoption Process" page under the "Our Animals" tab for full details!

Emerald City Pet Rescue has created a $2,500 scholarship opportunity exclusively for a qualifying Vashon Island High School graduating senior of the class of 2023. We selected this school to be the first recipient of this award because Emerald City Pet Rescue has our sanctuary, Ghost Owl Farm on Vashon, and we've had such a wonderful experience feeling so welcomed by the animal-loving community on the island.

The scholarship honors the wonderful Ragan D. Gantt, a wonderful volunteer, and advocate for all animals and with ECPR. The $2,500 scholarship involves a five-page essay regarding animal rights and rescue based on Emerald City Pet Rescue's mission statement

Congratulations to the winner of our 2022 scholarship, Davis Kelly, and we are so honored to be offering this for its second consecutive year.

As a non-profit animal rescue and sanctuary organization, we are passionate about animal welfare and the engagement of future generations in our mission. We believe that this responsibility and privilege of caring for the animals of our planet will become an even greater movement as we head into the future. Your generation will be handed the baton to carry on with this mission. As you consider your presentation, here are some prompts to help you develop your work. Your topic, within the realm of animal rescue and advocacy, is entirely up to you. Feel free to use research and/or relevant interviews to support your ideas.

You may use one of the following prompts or consider your own:
- How will future generations accept the responsibility of caring for the animals of our planet?
- How does the food industry look 10, 20, or even 30 years from now?
- How has the government been involved in animal rights and welfare, and how will it change in the future?
- What significant changes do you expect to see in animal medicine over the next 20 years?
- How can animal welfare advocates motivate and involve all citizens to carry out this mission?
- How has the treatment of household pets changed in the last 50 years, and what further changes can we expect to see in the next 50?
- What is the single most important issue within the work of animal rescue? Is it the concept of spaying and neutering? Is it the changes needed regarding the euthanization of healthy animals at animal shelters nationwide? What do you think?

The essay must be five typed, double-spaced pages in a format and font of your choice. 
Please use the provided rubric when designing your work. We are looking for innovators, critical thinkers, and those who have great original ideas to change the future for all animals. 

The completed essay is due on June 1st, 2023. Please send it via email to sonja.fraser@emeraldcitypetrescue.org 
The award winner will be selected and will present to your school community at a date determined by your school officials.
The $2,500 check will be presented at that time.

2022 winner Davis Kelley: