On this page you can learn more about AHS’s history, leadership, and programs.
The Alternative Humane Society is an all volunteer animal welfare association. It is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. AHS is not a shelter. There is no physical location, office, or regular hours. AHS operates a limited admission dog foster and adoption program. All dogs live in foster homes. AHS also issues spay/neuter vouchers for dogs and cats to qualifying individuals.
Our Mission Statement:
The Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and cats and helping them find and stay in permanent loving homes. Our goals are:
- To make Whatcom County a community where no healthy adoptable animals are euthanized
- To prevent unwanted dog and cat births through spay and neuter assistance
- To cultivate respect and awareness for the needs of animals through education
- To advocate for the humane treatment of dogs and cats in all areas of life