Humane Society of Bay County

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Important Information

About Us

About Our Organization

The Humane Society of Bay County, a registered 501(c)(3), was formed in November 1984 by a group of concerned citizens who recognized a need within our community. Since that time, the organization has acted as the animal advocate in our community. Your support continues to be our inspiration as we look forward to a future of improved welfare for all animals.

The Humane Society of Bay County is a separate entity from Bay County Animal Services and Adoption Center, However, the Humane Society is an advocate for shelter adoptions and was a source of significant funding for building the Bay County Animal Control facility. Your support helps fund our many programs, including Sterilization and vaccination for adoptable animals, Trap, Neuter, Return for community cats, advocacy against animal cruelty and abuse, community awareness and education, and so much more!


Success Stories


Ruth Bader Ginsburg aka “Ruthie,” was adopted from our program at age 17. Ruthie has been with her new mom for over a year and she says you would NEVER know she is 18 years old.
She loves playing with her tiny stuffies and tucking herself into blankies.


Charlie is a 9 year old chocolate lab who came to us Heartworm Positive. He is currently in our foster to adopt program, where he will ultimately be adopted by his foster after treatment isfinished and he is neutered. He will live out the rest of his years comfortable and happy.


Lincoln was surrendered as a pup along with his littermates to HSBC in 2019. He is a beautiful Australian Shepard/Border Collie mix who was adopted by one of our very own volunteers. He’s spunky, energetic, and spoiled. He loves car rides with his mom, chewing, and long walks.


Esther came to us with a badly infected eye along with Kidney Disease. It was decided that it would be best to remove the eye. After removing her eye, and some hiccups in recovery, she was cleared to be adopted and was almost instantly. This tiny beauty loves to play and is very vocal while doing so. Her favorite thing, though? A lap and a nap.


This is Outlaw. Outlaw has a polyp inside of his nose and he will always have a case of the sneezes, but his new mom thinks it is SO worth putting up with in order to have this loving boy in her life. Special needs kitties are so worthy of love.


Charger was brought to us by Arenac County Animal Control after he was found with his face badly beaten. After spending time healing with one of our incredible fosters, he was ready for his forever home. Here, he lives in the lap of luxury and is so very loved.


What We Do

Rescuing Animals

Spay & Neuter

Finding A Home

Your Donation Saves Lives

We are largely volunteer-run, because of this your donations go where they’re supposed to…
The rescue and care of animals in need. We could not achieve anything that we do without donations from people like you in our community.

Resources for the Community

HSBC is proud to provide various resources to the community including services like Trap Neuter Return, a Pet Food Pantry, Low Cost Spay and Neuter, and educational services for the community.