About Butte Humane Society

Katrina 2Welcome to Butte Humane Society (BHS).  We are one of the oldest non-profit agencies in Butte County, California, working since 1911 to bring humanitarian care to dogs, cats and other animals. We are a Limited Admission shelter that strives to make our animals as comfortable as possible during their stay with us.

Our Mission: Saving Lives. Finding Homes. Inspiring Compassion.

Our Vision: Butte Humane Society is committed to nurturing and promoting the human-animal bond. It is our vision to:

  • Provide for the well-being of companion animals.
  • Reduce the number of unwanted animals through aggressive spay/neuter programs.
  • Promote the human-animal bond through adoption, education and outreach programs.
  • Act as an advocate on behalf of animals in need.
We are deeply committed to these goals while ensuring the financial security and stability of the organization for future generations.

Our Values: As Butte Humane Society (BHS) works to promote its mission and vision, it is guided by values that are rooted in, and arise from, Butte Humane Society’s history, traditions, and culture. Therefore, BHS, its staff and volunteers will maintain:

  • Commitment to the public good
  • Accountability to the public
  • Commitment which exceeds the law
  • Respect for the worth and dignity of animals and individuals
  • Inclusiveness and social justice
  • Respect for pluralism and diversity
  • Transparency, integrity, and honesty
  • Responsible stewardship of resources
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Maintain the public trust

To further our commitment to ending the cycle of pet overpopulation, BHS has opened a spay and neuter clinic that provides low cost options for our local communities. For contact and price information click here.

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Financial Information: At the end of each fiscal year, BHS files Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations. The most recent submission of our 990 report can be viewed here.

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Adoption Numbers: To view Adoption records for Butte Humane Society from 2012 through February 2018, please click here.

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BHS is a proud member of the Bissell Partners for Pets Program, a charitable non-profit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay neuter programs, microchipping, and foster care.