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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.
The Donor Bill of Rights
- 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.
- 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.
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed of whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Check out our online wish lists!
WHS has two online wish lists that you can shop from. The items on these lists are always needed and appreciated!
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!
During the COVID19 stay at home order, several local Whatcom County businesses are offering delivery services for pet food and supplies. Please consider supporting these businesses and their employees:
petStop (Sehome Village): Use promo code "WHS" for a 10% discount and free shipping directly to the shelter!
DoorStep Pet Supply:
For more ideas, check out our Amazon.com Wishlist or our Chewy.com Wishlist! Our shelter accepts donations Tuesdays - Sunday11am - 6pm. For more information, please contact us at (360)733-2080 ext #3116 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 contact Dana, our Events Manager, to learn about our third party event guidelines. She can be reached at email@example.com or 360-733-2080 x3014.
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.
More Easy Ways to Support WHS!
Donating Items to the Whatcom Humane Society
Physical donations are always appreciated but there are certain items that WHS is able to accept and use. The following lists are some of the most sorely needed items that are used at all three WHS facilities on a regular basis. You can drop off any and all donations at our domestic animal shelter, located at 2172 Division St in Bellingham, WA. Open to the public Tuesdays-Sundays 11am to 6pm.
Note: WHS does accept opened and unopened bags of pet food, so long as they are not expired or prescription diets. We are also unable to accept any and all frozen or refrigerated pet food, as we do not have the resources to properly store and prepare such donations.
- Dry and canned dog and cat food**
- Dog collars (nylon, gentle leaders, martingales)
- New/unopened canine toothbrush/toothpaste
- Small animal (rabbits, guinea pigs) food/treats
- KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement) formula
- Nature’s Miracle enzymatic cleaner
- Hard-sided or wire crates
- Slow feeder dog dishes
- Creamy peanut butter
- Dog or cat nail clippers
- Front clip harnesses
- Kong dog toys
- New dog and cat toys
- Gently used pet toys
- Coat brushes
- Paper towels
- Poop bags
- Pee pads
** We do accept opened and unopened bags of food but are unable to accept any expired or prescription food. Any and all pet food donations need to be in their original bags.
- New halters and lead ropes
- New horse treats & toys
- Bags of animal bedding
- Rubber stall mats
- New salt blocks
- Fly spray
- Vet wrap
- Gift Cards for Costco, Fred Meyer, PetCo, PetSmart, Whatcom Farmers Co-op, Hardware Sales and Chris’s Squirrels & More
- Environmentally friendly hand, dish, and laundry soap
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Hand Sanitizer Gel
- Latex Gloves
- Welding Gloves
- Non-automatic turn-off heating pads
- Cotton balls
- Medium nitrile gloves
- 16 quart plastic storage bins (clear) with lids
- XL plastic food storage containers
- Feather dusters
- New batteries
- Postage stamps
- 8 ½ x 11 copy paper
- Other office supplies
We do not accept the following items:
- Bedding (comforters, electric blankets, quilts, fitted sheets, pillowcases)
- Pillows of any size or type
- Mattresses or mattress toppers
- Human clothes
- Medications or medical supplies of any kind
- Washcloths and dish towels
- Children’s toys/stuffed animals
- Rusted crates/carriers
- Pet or human food that needs to be refrigerated or frozen
- Expired or prescription pet food
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
$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
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