The Whatcom Humane Society’s (WHS) mission is to advocate for animals, educate the community to promote humane treatment and respect for animals, and provide for abandoned, injured, abused or neglected animals. We turn no animal away regardless of the animal’s breed, age, temperament, physical or medical condition. WHS advocates for the right of all animals to be treated with kindness, respect, and compassion. In 2019, we sheltered and provided medical attention for over 5,000 domestic and native wild animals.In addition to sheltering and adoption services, WHS operates 24-hour Animal Control and Rescue, an in-house veterinary clinic, community workshops, a variety of special events, and a Safe Pet program for temporary care of animals belonging to victims of domestic violence. We also offer programs for pets of low-income families in Whatcom County, including a Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) and a pet food bank.