The Alternative Humane Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, WA. AHS has been helping animals and educating the public since 1977. 100% of the money we raise goes toward our programs. We have no shelter, office, or paid staff. Our programs include Canine Foster & Adoption, Spay & Neuter Assistance, and Community Cats Information and Referral. Spay/Neuter Assistance AHS will help pay to spay or neuter dog(s) and cat(s). We issue assistance vouchers to qualifying individuals based on state low-income guidelines. These vouchers are accepted at all Whatcom County vets and also at WeSNIP and NOAH. (Vouchers are only available to residents of Whatcom County and are intended to assist pets and pet guardians in the Bellingham area. Exceptions can sometimes be made for dogs being adopted to homes outside this area.) Education AHS Educational Programs are designed to encourage and enable responsible pet guardianship. Too many animals end up homeless because their guardians do not understand how to care for their pets. Canine Foster/Adoption Program AHS recruits and trains volunteers to work as volunteer foster homes and case managers to care for and find good homes for dogs in our care. AHS pays all necessary expenses for our foster animals. Community Cats Programs AHS does not have a Cat Foster and Adoption Program at this time (we do not take in cats.)Because the majority of the calls AHS receives about cats concern stray and/or feral cats, AHS has refocused our volunteer energy and resources into the research and development of Community Cat Programs that will allow us to do more for ALL cats. We will continue to support other local cat foster/adoption programs in every way we can.
It’s time for Santa Photos!!
Family Fun Night at the Bellingham Theatre Guild Playhouse
Tickets are going fast!! Get your tickets now before we run out! Click Here to purchase tickets.
*SILENT AUCTION* November 26th – Bellingham Theatre Guild
AHS will be hosting a silent auction during the special performance of Miracle on 34th Street on November 26th at the Bellingham Theatre Guild. If you are interested in donating an item, service or gift certificate please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Check out who is participating in our Silent Auction:
Date and Paint
Julie Austin Photography
Old World Deli
Perch & Play
Pickford Film Center
Urban Dog Outfitters
Wrist Rocks Bracelets
Aunt Carol’s Pet & Home Sitting
Meet Our Adoptable Dogs at Petco, Saturday, 11/1 & Sunday 11/2
ATTENTION: We will not be having our Adopt-A-Thon this month (October). Pet Palace Consignment has moved her location and she is not ready to host our event quite yet. Stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime look for us next weekend at Petco.
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Our Awesome Featured Dog
Our 2015 Calendars are here!!
These make a great gift for only $10.00 each. Click here to order online.
We Need Foster Homes – YOU Can Make a difference!
Spay and Neuter