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.

Your support helps fund our many programs, including:

  • Sterilization and vaccination for adoptable animals
  • Trap, Neuter, Return for community cats
  • Temporary pet care for domestic violence victims through the Judy V. Spencer Fund
  • Advocacy against animal cruelty and abuse
  • Community awareness and education
  • So much more!

Explore this website or contact us to learn more about HSBC.