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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: Our mission is to offer the best possible care and future for companion animals in our community through leadership, placement, and outreach.

Target demographics: We promote the humane treatment of animals and provide protection, care and shelter for unwanted and homeless pets in the Brown County area.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 5,000 animals in our community

Programs: We offer animals care programs, such as Almost-Home Foster Care and Hospice Foster Care in helps of saving more animals and alleviating the stress of shelter life. To the public we offer low-cost spay & neuter appointments and low-cost vaccination clinics to help all financial backgrounds maintain healthy pets. For the youth, we offer children's educational programs to teach them about the humane treatment of animals and animal careers. These include our Read-n-Relax program, CHAT Club and Summer Camps.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They have a wonderful staff that go above and beyond to ensure every animal is happy and going to a great home.

Kathy280

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the BAHS for the past year. I am a foster parent that helps young kittens not old enough to be adopted. This is a very rewarding experience. The staff at BAHS are very supportive and offering suggestion with fostering. BAHS also reminds us volunteers how important we are with get-togethers to thank us for our dedication. The staff should be rewarded too because of doing this everyday and being a major part of their lives.

2 Molly50

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been working with BAHS for over 10 years. I can't believe what an amazing place it has become during this time! I am a huge advocate of BAHS. Every time I hear someone talk about wanting to add a new furry friend to their family, I always push them to go there. The staff is amazing, the cost is very minimal, and you're helping give a home to an animal that may otherwise never know what a home is. If someone would've told me 10 years ago that BAHS would be what it is now, I would never have believed them. I love being a part of this amazing organization and I love that I can help by fostering these sweet animals. They never asked to come into this world without a home or family, but with the amazing help of BAHS, they get to know love.

1 Linda451

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a foster parent for the Bay Area Humane Society for several years, and also an adopter of several wonderful cats and dogs from the facility, and can attest to the fact that BAHS goes above and beyond to provide the best possible care for their animals. From kittens and cats, puppies and dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, rats, and even an occasional chicken or two, BAHS has a program to fit every need. I am particularly impressed with the hospice program and the fund raising done for animals needing extensive surgeries.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I visited BAHS 3 years ago in search of a new member to add to our family. We were blown away by the amount of helpful, knowledgeable and dedicated people we met at BAHS! Being that we only had 3 hamsters at home and had never had a dog we were in such unfamiliar territory but felt at ease while working with BAHS. We are now the proud owners of Rose (formerly Freda) and we couldn't be happier!! She has literally changed our lives and brought so much love into our home! Not to mention we are now active volunteers for BAHS because of how impressed we were with their dedicated team!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are a great resource for the community; organized, caring, and helpful. I am a current dog foster parent, and they always make sure I have several resources and contacts if I need assistance or have questions.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I am an adopter and have seen first hand the care and dedication they put into any animal that comes their doors from sick to hurt, and young to old. The passion shown through the actions of the staff and animal care workers there is awesome!

3 Gretchen J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted 3 dogs and 2 Guinea pigs from BAHS and every experience was phenomenal. Dakota came to us 13 years ago when my husband and I were looking to expand our family. Dakota was in Dog Kennel 1 and we knew from the moment she peed on my skirt she was the pittie for us! About 4 years ago we were blessed with Callie, a basenji mix pup who stole the hearts of our children when our Shepherd was diagnosed with cancer. Next came Pancho, nearly 3 years ago. He had come to the shelter with a leg injury and a bad attitude. While some shelters would have put him down BAHS monitored and eventually amputated his leg making him the happiest little chihuahua around. He completed our family...that is until the kids couldn't live without Waldo and Willman, 2 cute little guineas! BAHS became part of our family and we feel like we've become part of theirs. #adoptdontshop

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fundraising5 10/13/2016

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1 Taylor Z.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for almost a year and it is the best part of my week! I love helping with the summer camps and walking dogs every week. I'm not allowed to get a pet so volunteering so closely with the animals is very special to me. I do get upset when animals get adopted because I make special bonds with some of them. I feel very independent when I volunteer and I love that I am not treated like a little kid while I'm there like I usually am. I love going to BAHS!!!

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fundraising5 10/13/2016

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2 Christina134

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Bay Area Humane Society for a little over two years, and I have been a foster for just over a year. I am constantly impressed (but not surprised) with the genuine love and care all of the staff members and other volunteers have for the animals in our care. Working in animal rescue, there are many tough situations that we find ourselves in, but every staff member's first priority is the well-being of the animal. I have adopted four animals through BAHS and will continue to do so in the future. I am proud to say at I am a part of such a great organization.

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fundraising5 10/13/2016

Thank you for your review!