Barry County Humane Society
 Serving the animals and pet owners of Barry County since 1959
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What We Do

MISSION STATEMENT

"The Barry County Humane Society, a non-profit organization, believing that all living creatures have the right to live free of suffering, is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty and promotion of humane treatment."

With this one, basic thought in mind, we have been working since 1959 to improve the lives of animals in Barry County.  Our focus is not limited to pets, but rather encompasses all animals; farm animals and wild creatures as well.

We believe animals are a vital part of the very essence of what makes life worthwhile.  Our pets add so much to our lives and so much can be learned from interacting with animals.  We believe all animals deserve our respect.

We believe mankind has a responsibility to treat all living creatures with kindness and mercy.  By demonstrating such action to the children in our community, we will be helping to create future adults with more compassion towards animals as well as towards their fellow man.

IF YOU AGREE THAT ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE ABUSED, NEGLECTED,AND UNWANTED, THE BARRY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU

 
WE ARE A 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, WE RECEIVE NO STATE OR FEDERAL FUNDS.  ALL OF OUR PROJECTS ARE PAID FOR THROUGH FUND RAISERS, MEMBERSHIP DUES, AND THE GENEROUS DONATIONS OF OUR SUPPORTERS.

WE HAVE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

WHAT YOU HUMANE SOCIETY DOES IN BARRY COUNTY

  • We present our "Basic Humane Education Program" to all 2nd graders in participating schools in Barry County.
  • We supply educational and informational articles to the local newspaper.
  • We participate in the annual Spay Day USA project, offering $20.00 certificates towards the spaying or neutering of Barry County residents' dogs and cats.  This financial aid is also available on a limited basis throughout the year for those pet owners who truly need aid.
  • We supply area veterinarians with $25.00 "Good Samaritan Certificates".  These certificates are given to individuals who find a sick or injured stray pet and take it for medical attention.
  • Our "Litter Program" covers the cost of spaying a female cat or dog, when the pet owner takes a litter to the Animal Shelter, but keeps the mother dog or cat.
  • We have a "Pet Food Pantry" for pet owners who are temporally having financial difficulty feeding their pet/pets.
  • Our "Pet-Meals-on-Wheels" program supplies pet food on a monthly basis to seniors who receive COA's meals-on-wheels and have a pet.
  • We have a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, to care for sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife.
  • Our "Pets for Seniors" program is offered to qualifying seniors who are adopting from Barry County Animal Shelter.
  • We offer live trap rental, for humane removal of animals.
  • Free straw is made available for doghouses in winter months.
  • We are an informational source for animal related questions.
  • Financial aid is available throughout the year for animal emergency situations.
  • We offer a $500 reward for informational leading to the conviction of a person or persons in animal abuse cases.
  • Member of Chamber of Commerce.