About Us

Humane Society of Bay County
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Since 1984

Until They All Have  A Home.

Our History

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 Control, 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.

Adopted Dogs

Adopted Cats

Trap Neuter Returns

What Drives Us

Our Mission

The Mission of the Humane Society of Bay County is to save, protect, and enhance the lives of animals in Bay County. Our vision is that the Humane Society of Bay County is the community’s resource organization for saving animals and looks to a future no-kill shelter. 

All animals’ lives are valued. We are a no kill shelter for adoptable animals. We offer an affordable spay and neuter program. We provide educational programs at all levels throughout Bay County.

Adopt A Pet

Foster A pet

2023 Gala

2023 Gala

When: October 27th, 2023 Where: The Double Tree One Weononah Park Place Bay City, MI 48708

HSBC Gala 2022

HSBC Gala 2022

Our Annual Gala Talk about a beautiful event! The 2022 Gala was held at the Double Tree in Bay City! The entire staff was very accommodating, and we had spectacular feedback from our guests! That is why we will hold our 2023 Gala on October 27th at the Double Tree...



Welcome to the Cattery! Here we have a spacious and cozy temporary home for what many people consider to be harder to adopt cats. Its crazy to think that these cuties would be harder to adopt because they are full of love. However, many do have underlying conditions,...

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Save a Life

Why Adopt?

Saving Money!

Our adoption package includes sterilization, medical examination, vaccinations, de-worming, and flea treatment. 

Gain a New Family Member!

Bringing home a socialized, well-cared-for new family member.

Take A Stand Against Animal Cruelty

Taking a stand against cruel and inhumane puppy mills and breeders.

Help Prevent Pet Overpopulation

Doing your part to end the pet overpopulation crisis that leaves millions of animals without homes and proper care each year.

Give a Pet a Second Chance

Giving an animal another shot at having the amazing life they deserve.