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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org. Baltimore Humane Society

Target demographics: animals and pet owners live safe, healthy, happy lives and to end pet homelessness.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000's of animals

Geographic areas served: Baltimore, Maryland

Programs: no-kill animal shelter, pet memorial park, low cost Spay, Neuter & Vaccine Clinic, Pets for Patriots, Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank, Read to the Animals, long term care animal visitation, educational outreach programs, DogFest, Black Tie & Tails, Pet Memorial Sunday, Kitten Shower...

Community Stories

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Staff was very friendly and so helpful with adopting our dog Roscoe, AKA Rex. They made the experience very positive. We even went back for a visit and they were so happy to see Roscoe doing so well!! Thanks BHS!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife Anna and I adopted Misty on Nov 26 2016 and what a great day it was for the 3 of us. She is so loving and never a issue at all ..she just wants to love and be loved. The staff is great from the moment we called the young lady at the desk and meet the sweetest girl in the kennel area and the supervisor who approved our adoption asap so we knew we had her it was all a great experience. I wish we could remember the names of everyone but they know who they are . The young lady in the kennel area even hugged my wife when we came and left . Forget about the pet store and give Baltimore Humane Society and look , it is the BEST THING WE COULD HAVE DID . ......... Don and Anna

Client Served

Rating: 5

Due to my sweet, shy, senior cat, I visited multiple animal rescues to find the most compatible companion for her. Through no fault of their own, these lovely senior cats did not have the temperament that so was necessary for a suitable match. My friend recommended the Baltimore Humane Society founded in 1927 by the remarkable Elsie Seeger Barton. We reviewed their website and there he was…… Captain Lil Cat. I read his description and he seemed perfect. I completed the easy online application and a few days later, I departed work early to meet him. It was simply a match made in heaven and he is now home with me. I now have two senior cats who adore one another. My experience with the Baltimore Humane Society was exceptional from beginning to end. The facility is lovely, clean, pleasant and bright and sunny. The staff is caring and answer any questions that you may have. They work with you. When I visited Captain Lil Cat, a wonderful employee sat with us in a large room and was most kind and helpful. They really allow you to spend time with your potential companion. The grounds surrounding the facility are breathtaking. Every animal is well taken care of by exceptional employees and volunteers. They take the time to learn the animal’s personality which is key to finding a forever home. I highly recommend the Baltimore Humane Society and I hope that you will consider adopting from them as well as consider adopting a middle-aged / senior companion. They are exceptional.

Sharyn3

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a phenomenal experience!!!! We had to put our 10 year old cat to sleep due to a blood clot/stroke in the morning and later that same day, we went to the Humane Society's Adoption Center to look for another cat who can use our love. From the time we walked in and until we left, we were treated as if we were royalty. Frannie showed us 3 cats we identified as wishing to see and off we went into a special visiting room with each cat. Just watching how Frannie handled each cat, taking the cat from its condo putting it into the carrier, etc. was a joy to behold. She was so very gentle and treated each one as if it was her own.
We filled out an application and would decide which of the 3 we wanted by the next morning. One of the three had FIV and Chelsea gave us info on this virus and chatted with us about it. Home we went discussing which of the 3 ( a 1 year old Pumpkin Spice, a 4year old Garfield or a 9 year old Muggy) we wanted.
The next morning we had our decision and later that day our new cat was coming home. Cyndi helped us with the paperwork (our contract, cat's portfolio, etc.) and Claudia went to the condo and picked up our Pumpkin Spice. She helped me obtain his litter which we wanted to help him adjust, she placed him in our carrier with his towel he used to sleep with under his bed, and she took him out to the car for me. WHAT SERVICE!!!
Our new cat is a doll....and watching how the staff handled the cats...it is no wonder the cats are happy which in turn makes them happy for us new owners.
THANK YOU EVERYONE for bringing joy back into our lives!!!!
Sharyn and Ed Doyle

Laura328

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer dog walker at BHS for four years. I can't think of a better place for homeless animals to be while they wait to find their 'furever' homes. The staff is very professional and attentive to the needs of the animals and friendly and helpful to those who visit looking for a companion animal to add to their family. As a volunteer I also feel very appreciated by staff. I cannot say the same for some other shelters where I have been a volunteer.

Additionally this is a no kill shelter situated in a rural setting that is not too far from Baltimore city or its surrounding towns. Not only do animals have unlimited time to find their new families but they can do so in a peaceful environment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The BHS has been a great place to volunteer! I specifically volunteer to take care of the cats and it's always a refreshing feeling spending time there. Knowing the shelter is a no-kill shelter and how well the cats are taken care of gives not only the cats joy but myself as well. This is a great shelter for the cats to live until they find their fuuurever homes!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the BHS. They're welcoming, give lots of opportunities to volunteer, and most importantly they take excellent care of their animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Baltimore Humane Society is a wonderful organization that unites homeless pets with caring people and a forever home. Without BHS many of these pets would end up in other shelters that do not have a no kill policy. I volunteer with the cats and they live a very good life in beautiful condos with lots of attention from staff and volunteers until they are placed in homes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Staff is so helpful, kind, and truly care for ALL of the animals. Not only is BHS a no kill shelter, but the resources provided here really give the animals a great temporary home. Plenty of acres for walking dogs, cats are provided with ample space, and small animals are given time outside of cages when necessary. Also, they do a great job keeping volunteers in the loop with email. Overall, an AWESOME society. GO AND ADOPT!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at BHS for the past 2 years and find it very rewarding to help the animals and the employees as much as possible. The employees truly love each and every animal that lives there to await their forever homes. The BHS staff effectively advertises the shelter and makes every effort possible to give the animals secure, clean and happy homes and obtain much needed funding from the public to accomplish the care.