Yes, I want to support the Whatcom Humane Society!

Donations help sustain our shelter and support our programs to care for animals in Whatcom County. The minimum donation amount is $10.00.

The Whatcom Humane Society (WHS) is a 501(c)3, independent non-profit organization which depends upon the generous donations of our members to fund the vital programs and services we offer. WHS is not a government agency nor associated with any national or other animal welfare organization. (Tax ID# 91-0677564)

How Your Generosity Helps

Domestic Animal Shelter:

$50 = 1 week of food for shelter dogs/cats
$100 = vaccinations for 10 dogs or cats
$200 = blood work for 8 senior animals
$500 = full service veterinary treatment, supplies and medication for an injured animal in need
$1000 = emergency after-hours call-out services from WHS animal control officers for 1 week

Farm Facility:

$50 = 5 bales of hay
$100 = farrier service for 3 horses
$200 = barn supplies for 1 month
$500 = 20 bags of livestock/equine grain
$1000 = full service equine veterinary care, medication and ongoing treatment for an injured horse in need

ANIMAL ADVOCATE

Join Our Animal Advocate Program by Sponsoring an Animal Today! 

Wild Animal Advocate
You can set-up recurring sponsorship of your animal using the form below.

Choose your support option:
Choose your animal

We will automatically transfer your gift for this time period without needing to process additional transactions. Your advocacy will continue as long as you want, cancel anytime.

Domestic Animal Advocate
You can set-up recurring sponsorship of your animal using the form below.

Choose a support option:
Choose your animal

We will automatically transfer your gift for this time period without needing to process additional transactions. Your advocacy will continue as long as you want, cancel anytime.

Farm Animal Advocate
You can set-up recurring sponsorship of your animal using the form below.

Choose your support option:
Choose your animal

We will automatically transfer your gift for this time period without needing to process additional transactions. Your advocacy will continue as long as you want, cancel anytime.

How it Works
Make a donation through our Animal Advocate program and give a second chance to animals that come through the doors of our shelter, our wildlife rehabilitation center or our farm facility. We will send you a custom card with a photograph of your chosen animal, including specific information about that species and their special story. You will also receive ongoing information about the Whatcom Humane Society and how your support helps so many homeless, unwanted, abused and orphaned animals in our community.

Wild animals need your support too!

How your generosity helps

  • $50 = 3 days of food for injured swans
  • $100 = vaccinations and de-wormer for 10 animals in our small mammal nursery
  • $200 = full service veterinary treatment, supplies and medication for an injured bald eagle or owl
  • $500 = 1 month of gas for the wildlife rehabilitation center vehicle
  • $1000 = 3 months of infant formula for orphaned fawns

 

 

Wild animals need your support too!

How your generosity helps

  • $50 = 3 days of food for injured swans
  • $100 = vaccinations and de-wormer for 10 animals in our small mammal nursery
  • $200 = full service veterinary treatment, supplies and medication for an injured bald eagle or owl
  • $500 = 1 month of gas for the wildlife rehabilitation center vehicle
  • $1000 = 3 months of infant formula for orphaned fawns

 

Become a Member

Membership Matters!

The Whatcom Humane Society cannot provide for the animals in our community without the continued support of our members. There are many opportunities for you to be involved. Join our vibrant group of members today!

Annual Membership
Select your annual membership type below:

Membership Type

Membership dues will be renewed annually from the date of your annual membership renewal/donation. You will receive an email prompting you to renew or cancel anytime via PayPal.

Lifetime Membership

Celebrate animals through your entire life with a $5,000 lifetime membership to Whatcom Humane Society.

Membership Privileges
All Whatcom Humane Society members receive:

  • Ability to vote at annual WHS board of director meeting and special meetings
  • PawPrint, the WHS newsletter
  • Invitations to special WHS events like our Masquerade Gala, Woof & Whisker Awards and other fun events
  • The knowledge that you are supporting the oldest non-profit open-admission shelter in Whatcom County

WHS memberships make great holiday, birthday or anniversary gifts.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a way to continue your annual gift FOREVER!

If you’ve been giving $100 annually, a simple gift of $2,000 through your will or estate plan would generate $100 in interest each year – that $2,000 will continue your annual gift in perpetuity.

Planned Gift Info
Endowment Minimums
You will play a key role in continuing our mission and caring for the animals. Setting up an endowment could be the most farsighted and enduring act of your lifetime!

If your annual gift is: You would need to make an “endowment” gift of:
$50 $1,000
$100 $2,000
$250 $5,000
$500 $10,000
$1,000 $20,000

*At the assumed 5% investment return, you simply multiply your annual gift by 20 to determine the amount required to endow your annual gift.

Contributions Through Your Will

Whether you have accumulated substantial assets or have only a small estate, a will prevents legal complications and delays. It directs your personal representative to deal with your estate as you wish.

  • A particular amount of money or an asset (example: stock, a coin collection, a house, car or boat)
  • All or a portion of the remainder of your estate after expenses and gifts to your loved ones have been distributed
  • An interest in real estate or a trust designated initially for the lifetime benefit of a loved one
  • A contingent gift that takes effect only under certain circumstances (example: “If my spouse/partner does not survive me,…”) When you include WHS in your will, please use the following designation: Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division Street, Bellingham, WA 98226

Usually, you can easily add a bequest to WHS to your existing will simply by consulting your attorney about an amendment known as a “codicil.” WHS is a tax exempt charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Our Federal Tax Identification number is 91-0677564

Stock Donations
When stock, and certain other assets like real estate, have been owned for more than a year and then donated to WHS, you receive a tax deduction for its full value AND you completely avoid any tax on the capital gain. Check with your investment broker or attorney to discuss options.
Life Insurance Policies
By naming WHS the owner of an existing life insurance policy, you receive a tax deduction. If premiums are still owed once the policy is contributed, you can obtain additional tax deductions by continuing to pay the premiums. Even if you want to retain ownership of a policy, you can still name WHS as a recipient of some or all of the policy’s proceeds upon your death.
Planned Giving Inquiry


EndowmentWill ContributionsStock DonationsLife Insurance

Brick Fundraiser

Support the ongoing operation of our shelters with an engraved brick in front of our shelter.

Honor or memorialize a person or pet, advertise your business, service club or group, or show support of WHS from an individual or family!

4″ x 8″ BRICK
22 characters per line/ 2 lines (this includes spaces) $200.00 donation



My 4 x 8 Brick donation is $200.

8″ x 8″ BRICK
22 characters per line / 3 lines (this includes spaces) $500.00 donation




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My "8 x 8 Brick" donation is $500.

Mail in Check
To donate & order your engraved brick, please complete the Brick Order Form.  Send the completed form & your payment to: Whatcom Humane Society 2172 Division St Bellingham, WA  98226
Contact Us
To order by phone or for additional assistance, please contact Courtney at administration@whatcomhumane.org or call 360-733-2080 x3002.

New Wildlife Facility

We must build a new wildlife rehabilitation center in order to continue to efficiently operate and provide care and core services to injured, abandoned and abused native wildlife in our community. There simply is no other option.

TRIBUTES

If you’re looking for a meaningful way to honor someone special, please consider making a memorial or honorarium gift.

  • A family member who recently lost a beloved pet.
  • A friend who recently lost a loved one who was a dedicated animal lover.
  • A gift for someone who “has everything”.
  • To commemorate birthdays, weddings, holidays, anniversaries and other important dates.

The recipient will receive a letter from the Whatcom Humane Society announcing your generous tax deductible gift.

Make a Tribute Gift

Your Name: (required)

Your Email: (required)

Your Phone: (required)

Type of donation: (required)
General DonationWildlife Rehabilitation Services

In honor or memory?

You may make your tribute gift for a special person or pet here. Make sure to include who to notify below.
In honor ofIn memory of

Is this a person or pet?
a persona pet

Name of person or pet:

Address to notify of gift:


City, State ZIP:

Donation Amount: $

In Honor Of…

Arnold Rawitzer
Teresa and Matt Rawitzer

Bubba
Dave and Bonnie Pratt

Chicken Louie
Fernando Stranger

Christina Hornung
Sandra McMillan

Christine Wood
Lauren Rhone
Kirsten Bullock

Ella Lincoln
Brandi Damon

Jane Talbot & Kevin Williamson
Kathryn Franks and Jeffrey Young

Linda and Rick Vaughn
Michelle Davis

Paul Razore
Deborah and Peter Granger

Sally C. Gibbs & Emma
Jane Mead

Squeaker
Kelley Van Hees

In Memory Of…

Arlo
Dani Howell

Barrie Hull
Meck Kids

Boo
Janice and George Hartmann

Charlotte Brand
Jackie Erickson Bowler

Coco
David and Cheryll Blair

Dominic Pietro
Mike Pietro and Christine Kubota

Dorna B. Theaman
Mr. and Mrs. James West
Jane Johnston
Melrose Cottages Owners Assn
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hardy
Jane Harmon

Duchess the Cat
Nicholas and Roxane Thweatt

Frisbee
David Ford

George Tranberg
David Parker and Valerie Lyon-Parker
Steve and Linda Jones
Tom and Sharon Kelley

Gollum
John and Joyce Pedlow

Gus
Hannah Nilsen

Handy and Bandit
Maureen McKenney and Jason Weston

Jim Crowel
Laura Kritz

Katie Dog
Stephen Barnes

Kelsey
Judy and Brad Iams

Kenai
Lorie Blunt

Kobe
Catherine and Dan Lowell

Linda Hodge
Alice Racer and Donald Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Baacke
Margaret Ziegler
Gerrit Loman

Louie Black
Alanna and Ken Buckle

LuLu Belle
Kerri Larrabee

Maggie & Tucker
Sheila Randall

Maia
Jeffrey Smith

Miss Jonnelly
Kelly Follis

Mocha Gibson
Christopher LeClerc

Monty “The Cat” Rose
Megan Ellingsen

Nadia
Ann Armstrong

Sherri Snider
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kinsley

Skipper Wicknick
Peter Hoogenboom and Patricia Hemrich
Bayside Pathology, Inc. (Gary Goldfogel)

Steve Haffner
Melanie Crandon

Sunday
Helen Harvey

Vivian Rowe
Donald and Margaret King

Judi Gatto
Lloyd and Joan Berkan
Erin O’Reilly and James McClintock
Diana Stavig
Anonymous

Jordan McIldoon
Kelly and Jennifer Sillery

TRIBUTES

If you’re looking for a meaningful way to honor someone special, please consider making a memorial or honorarium gift to the Whatcom Humane Society. Contributions in any amount may be made to commemorate a variety of occasions:

  • A family member who recently lost a beloved pet.
  • A friend who recently lost a loved one who was a dedicated animal lover.
  • A gift for someone who “has everything”.
  • To commemorate birthdays, weddings, holidays, anniversaries and other important dates.

The recipient will receive a letter from the Whatcom Humane Society announcing your generous tax deductible gift.

Gifts Made in Honor
Baby Benowicz, Jill Kelly and Steve Wimer, Maureen Hagan, Jason Lichtenberger, Elodie Chaplain, Emma & Brayden Richardson, Miguel and Chelsea Brionez, Fran Skinner & Cate Teresa Flodin, Heather Clayton, Marilee Nielsen, Ira, DeeDee, and Shayna Penn, Linda and William Farrell, Jody Christine Magnussen, Jona & Wayne Fitch, Anonymous
Joyce Myhr & Robert Myhr, Lovey Stephanie, McCarthy, Maddy Palmer, Alison Wohlust, Mr. Mike Miller, Suzan Miller, Nancy Reimer, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Carter, Sally Michelle and Dave Nelson, The Levine and Valentine Children, Nancy Baker, Claire Bowden, Lina Zeine
Gifts Made in Memory
Amber Sheila Randall Caledonia Joseph Bosurgi Cali Heather Wolf Casey McLaren Marx Mr. and Mrs. Gene Marx Chandler Carol Jackson and Jim Pettinger Dewey Stremler Crystal Garrison Dorie Iverson Marilyn Miller Fred Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brisbois Jason Stoner Northwest Ecological Services Lori Janice Lee Lori Ambrose Mark and Chandra Ridenhour Maria Nona and Rique Prince Moose Timothy and Kristine McKay Odin Kitty Pam and Dave Went
Siegfried Julianne Dickelman and Larry Maes Simon Mr. and Mrs. Donald Davis Skipper Mr. and Mrs. George Tranberg Spike & Simone Rosemary Lea Stephan Otto Vogt Dennis and Marie Dohner Tucker Tina Janni The Redpath furbabies Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strickland Lorraine Kirk Fern Postlewait Evelyn Williams Michael and Virginia MacBride Fern Postlewait Patti Nichols Elizabeth Dunsire Cindy-Lou Holland William Marshall Derek Milloy Jim and Pam Pace Lindsay Wilson Jason Stoner Lori and Christopher Smiley Elizabeth Tief Lorna and Michael Conner
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Make a Tribute Gift

Your Name: (required)

Your Email: (required)

Your Phone: (required)

Type of donation: (required)
General DonationWildlife Rehabilitation Services

In honor or memory?

You may make your tribute gift for a special person or pet here. Make sure to include who to notify below.
In honor ofIn memory of

Is this a person or pet?
a persona pet

Name of person or pet:

Address to notify of gift:


City, State ZIP:

Donation Amount: $

DONOR PRIVACY POLICY

The Whatcom Humane Society respects the privacy of our donors and is committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all fundraising efforts. We therefore do not share, loan, trade, rent or sell our donor list to any other non-affiliated organization.

To ensure that our donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the Whatcom Humane Society, we follow the Donor Bill of Rights.

Donor Privacy Policy
The Whatcom Humane Society respects the privacy of our donors and is committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all fundraising efforts. We therefore do not share, loan, trade, rent or sell our donor list to any other non-affiliated organization. We collect and use information about our donors including name, address, phone number, email address and mailing preferences. In addition, we keep a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by our Development Department to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections and plan for the future or our organization. Information on our donors is password protected and may only be accessed by individuals who need such information to perform their assigned duties for the Whatcom Humane Society. This includes individuals or companies who prepare mailings, enter or analyze data, visit donors, plan fundraising events, work in a fundraising capacity for the organization or prepare budgets and forecasts. To publicly recognize and thank donors for their generosity, we include a list of donor names our quarterly newsletter, PawPrint. The wishes of donors who prefer to remain anonymous will always be honored.
The Donor Bill of Rights
To ensure that our donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the Whatcom Humane Society, we declare that our donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed of whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Thank you!

Bow WOW!

Purrrfect!

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Fulfill our Wish Lists
The Whatcom Humane Society cares for thousands of companion animals each year. Community support is essential in helping the staff and volunteers at WHS provide care and comfort for abandoned, abused and neglected animals. Please consider donating one or more items from the shelter’s “wish list”. Your generosity and efforts are greatly appreciated!
Domestic Animal Shelter:
  1. Postage stamps (first class & postcard)
  2. Copy paper (white, color & cardstock)
  3. Gift Cards from petStop, Fred Meyer, Hardware Sales, Whatcom Farmer’s Coop, Office Depot, Michaels, PetCo, PetSmart & CostCo
  4. New batteries
  5. New pens and highlighters
  6. Blankets and towels ~ October-February Only (no electric blankets)
  7. Dog collars
  8. Dog Walk Harnesses – Wonder Walker, SENSE-ation or SENSE-ible brands
  9. New dog and cat toys
  10. Creamy peanut butter
  11. Paper towels
  12. Leashes
  13. Small animal treats and toys
  14. Bags and cans of dog and cat food (can be open or unopened, just not expired)
  15. Tennis balls
  16. KONG Toys (L & XL) for shelter dogs
  17. Catnip
Farm Facility:
  1. Gift Cards for Hardware Sales/Lowe’s/Home Depot or Whatcom Farmers Co-op
  2. Rubber stall mats
  3. New halters and lead ropes
  4. Fly spray
  5. De-wormer
  6. Quality new or used tractor
  7. Bags of animal bedding (pellets)
  8. Horse Treats
  9. Salt Blocks for horses
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:
  1. Gift Cards for Costco, Fred Meyer, PetCo, PetSmart, Whatcom Farmers Co-op, Hardware Sales and Chris’s Squirrels & More (www.squirrelsandmore.com)
  2. Environmentally friendly hand, dish, and laundry soap
  3. Bleach
  4. Paper Towels
  5. Toilet Paper
  6. Hand Sanitizer Gel
  7. Latex Gloves
  8. Welding Gloves
  9. Fishing Nets with Poles
  10. Play-Pens
  11. Old sheets/pillow cases/fleece blankets
  12. Non-automatic turn-off heating pads
  13. Cotton Balls
  14. Straw Bales
  15. Pet Carriers (all sizes)
  16. Tarps
  17. Medium to large plastic storage bins (clear) with lids
  18. Feather dusters
  19. Frozen meats (chicken, liver, heart, venison)
  20. Frozen fish (small and large sizes)
  21. Frozen berries
  22. Soy-free cat and dog food (Costco Brand is good)
  23. High quality wet canned cat food
  24. Cracked corn
  25. Bird seed
  26. Various nuts (for squirrels)
  27. Rodents blocks
  28. Eggs
  29. Ensure – Vanilla flavor
  30. Blood worms (cube style)
  31. Baby Food of all kinds
  32. Large  live mealworms
For more ideas, check out our Amazon.com Wishlist! Just click the link & search for Whatcom Humane. Our shelter accepts donations Wednesday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm & Sunday – Monday from 11am – 5pm. For more information, please contact Zakia at (360)733-2080 ext #3116 or email outreach@whatcomhumane.org.
Host an Event
Would you like to help WHS animals by hosting an event? Gather your friends, family, and fellow animal lovers to host a trivia night, art show, bake sale or other event. Donate your proceeds to benefit animals at the Whatcom Humane Society. It’s that easy! If you’d like to get started on planning your event to help our furry friends, please thoroughly read our Third Party Event Guidelines, then complete the Event Proposal Form. Completed proposals can be emailed to events@whatcomhumane.org, faxed to 360-734-4746, or dropped off at our facility on Division Street.
Donate a Vehicle
You “auto” donate your old car, truck, boat or trailer for the animals at the Whatcom Humane Society. All vehicles must be in good running condition – no “junkers” please! Your donation is tax deductible and will help support the programs and services that WHS provides all year long Contact Us!
More Easy Ways to Support WHS!
Shop at Fred Meyer & raise money for WHS!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

Where Shopping & Giving Unite. Support your favorite nonprofit just by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million each year – up to $625,000 each quarter – to the local schools, community organizations or nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it every time you shop at Fred Meyer. It’s easy!

  • Go to www.fredmeyer.com
  • Link your Rewards Card now
  • Sign in, using your personal Rewards Card information
  • Find Whatcom Humane Society
  • Don’t forget to click SAVE

You’re done! Your Fred Meyer Rewards Card is now helping to earn money for the animals. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. You will find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from all of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. All you have to do is shop! To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. You log in using your existing Amazon.com account information. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding and baby registry and other account settings are also the same.

We Love Our Pets” Specialty License Plates

“We Love Our Pets” Specialty License Plates

A great way to show you care about reducing the number of unwanted cats and dogs through spay and neuter programs! Purchase a specialty Washington license plate for your vehicle called ‘We Love Our Pets’. A portion of the fees generated from the sale of license plates go to spaying and neutering dogs and cats via the Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies. Visit the Washington State Department of Licensing to order yours today!

Kuranda Dog & Cat Beds

Kuranda Dog & Cat Beds

Kuranda offers a discounted price when beds are purchased on their site as a donation to your local animal shelter. Kuranda dog & cat beds are chewproof, easy to clean and give homeless pets a comfortable, soft place to sleep. As a bonus, they ship directly to the shelter! Go go kuranda.com to learn how you can give a shelter animal the gift of comfort.

WoofTrax – Take Your Walk for a Dog

WoofTrax – Take Your Walk for a Dog

Don’t just take your dog for a walk. Take your walk for a dog! Go to wooftrax.com, download the free app and support your local animal shelter every time you walk your dog. Every mile you walk equals a donation to your favorite shelter (WHS, of course!). Don’t have a dog? No problem! You can still use the app to log miles & donate. Visit wooftrax.com for more information.

Rover

Rover

Looking for local dog walkers, pet sitters or boarding services? Look no more! You can find it all on Rover, the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. And if you book a stay or walk using their site, you will receive $25 off AND they will donate $25 to the animals in our care. It’s a win-win! Go to rover.com for more information.