A MESSAGE ABOUT WHATCOM HUMANE SOCIETY SHELTER OPERATIONS / PHASE 2 ~ Washington’s COVID-19 “Safe Start”
NOTE: THE WHATCOM HUMANE SOCIETY BEGAN PHASE 2 OPERATIONS ON MONDAY, JUNE 8TH.
For the continued safety and health of our staff, volunteers and public visitors to our Division Street facility, we are currently limiting the total number of people allowed into our building at the same time.
Visitors to our facility are asked to use social distancing guidelines and wait in the appropriate line outside our doors until staff can assist you. Priority access and service will be given to those needing essential services first. Face masks are required while waiting in line and while inside the building.
Our adoption kennels will now be open to the public and visitors are welcome to view animals available for adoption. Our low-cost spay/neuter program (SNAP) has resumed on a limited basis and will continue as long as our veterinary clinic is able to order and obtain surgical masks and gloves.
Essential (PRIORITY) Services Are Considered:
• Looking for a Lost Pet
• Found a Domestic or Wild Animal
• Surrender a Pet
• Scheduled Adoption Introduction
• Scheduled Adoption Pick-Up
• Other Scheduled Appointment
• Pet Licensing
• Animal Control Related Business
• Pet Food Bank Services
• Humane Cat Trap Rentals
Non-Essential Services Are Considered:
• Browsing/Looking Through the Adoption Kennels
• NEKO Cat Café Adoption Inquiries
• Purchase a Microchip or Personalized Pet ID Tag
• Retail Services
• General Inquiries – Volunteer Information, Spay-Neuter Information, etc.
For those at risk citizens who are not able to leave their homes and obtain services at the Whatcom Humane Society (pet food bank, look for lost pets, surrender a pet) please call our shelter facility and our animal control department will provide assistance as we are able.
In-kind donations (pet food, pet toys, towels, blankets, general supplies) can be dropped off in front of our shelter doors anytime and our staff will retrieve them. Thank you.
To make a monetary donation, please visit the Donate page, call (360) 733-2080, ext # 3002 or mail donation to: WHS ~ 2172 Division Street, Bellingham, WA 98226. Thank you so much.
Thank you for your continued patience and support during these challenging times. Please stay safe!
WHATCOM HUMANE SOCIETY CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS:
(360) 733 – 2080, ext # 0 – General Inquiries
(360) 733 – 2080, ext # 3017 – Animal Control & Rescue Department
(360) 966 – 8845 – Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
(360) 733 – 2080, ext # 3002 – Donations
Visit our Events page for updates on special upcoming virtual events, workshops, programs and fundraisers.
For additional general information about animals and the COVID-19 virus, visit:
Center For Disease Control website:
Washington State Department of Agriculture website:
American Veterinary Medical Association:
Whatcom Humane Society
CARING FOR ANIMALS SINCE 1902
SERVICES : WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
I LOST A PET?
I FOUND A PET?
We would like to thank you for the concern and effort you have given this animal. Now we hope to reunite him/her with his/her rightful owner. Your responsible and caring actions are greatly appreciated by the Whatcom Humane Society. The following information is to advise you of WHS procedures regarding incoming stray animals.
What do I do if I find an injured wild animal?
- Always keep yourself safe first.
- If you can safely capture the animal, put it in a warm, quiet, undisturbed place.
- Avoid handling it as much as possible.
Call the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
SPECIAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Support Your Local Humane Society!
Thank you for considering a contribution to the Whatcom Humane Society. We rely on the kind support of our community to provide funding for our programs & services.
Address & Hours
Address: 2172 Division Street, Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 733-2080
Fax: (360) 733-4746
Shelter Services (licensing, lost & found, redemptions, etc.)
Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm & Sunday – Monday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Tuesdays & Major Holidays
Adoption Services / Animal Adoption Viewing
Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:30 pm & Sunday – Monday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesdays & Major Holidays
Animal Control Dispatch
Sunday - Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Farm Facility: By Appointment Only
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:
September-April 9:00 am-5:00 pm
May-August 8:00 am-7:00 pm
(360) 966-8845 – please call, not open to the public
Main Phone: (360) 733-2080
Laura Clark, Executive Director
email@example.com / ext #3026
Animal Control & Rescue
firstname.lastname@example.org / ext #3017
email@example.com / ext #3075
firstname.lastname@example.org / ext #3001
email@example.com / ext #3010
Volunteer & Outreach Services
firstname.lastname@example.org / ext #3024
email@example.com / ext #3116
firstname.lastname@example.org / ext #3014
email@example.com / ext #3002
firstname.lastname@example.org / ext #3021
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
email@example.com / (360) 966-8845