Other Ways to Help

If you are too young to volunteer, or simply don’t have the time to commit, there are still plenty of ways you can help.  We appreciate any support you can offer!

Supply Donations

We always need supplies to properly care for the animals that come through our doors each day.  Click here to see the current Wish Lists for our domestic animal shelter, our farm facility and our wildlife rehabilitation center.

Donations for any of our locations can be dropped off during business hours at:
Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division St
Bellingham, WA 98226


Please make sure you have permission from your school/office before beginning a fundraiser.

Organize a Walk-a-thon:  Organize a walk-a-thon in your neighborhood or at your school/office. To hold a walk-a-thon, simply invite others to participate in collecting donations from friends and family, and walk on the event day!

Hold a Wish List Drive:  Click on our current WISH LIST to find out what supplies are needed and hold a donation drive to collect those items. Advertise at your school/office or in your neighborhood and put a marked collection container in a busy area for people to see. Get a few representatives to take the supplies to Shelter and see the animals who will benefit from your hard work. You can also hold specific drives such as a used towel drive or food drive.

Coin Drive:  Hold a coin drive with a clever name such as Pennies for Pets, Dimes for Dogs or Cash for Cats. Place canisters in your classroom/office to collect money for the animals.

Birthday Donations:  Ask that friends and family make a donation to the Shelter instead of birthday gifts.

Other Ideas:  You can also hold car washes, bake sales, lemonade stands or other creative events to raise money for the animals.

Even More Ways to Help

Tell People about the Shelter:  If someone you know is considering getting a pet, encourage them to come to the Shelter. We not only have dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, we also often have rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, turtles, birds – even horses & pigs! Check out our adoption page to see some of the currently available animals.

Keep pets and people together:  Do you know someone who is sick or a senior citizen in need of some help? Why not help them by feeding, walking or brushing their pet? It can be fun for everyone and might help that person keep their pet.

Spread the Word about Important Animal Issues:  Add a tagline to your e-mail signature that gets out important messages about spay/neuter, adopting a shelter pet, etc.

Organize an Animal Awareness Week:  An animal awareness week in a school, or with the entire community, will encourage animal lovers to spread the word about the importance of being kind to all living things.  Officially, Be Kind to Animals week is in May – but we would love to see you celebrate it every week!

Come up with your own idea! If you have questions, please contact Zakia at outreach@whatcomhumane.org.