Shelter Update

UPDATE 11/01/2020

The shelter is still closed and is not taking appointments. We are only offering our services at our monthly low-cost clinics, the 3rd Saturday of each month. All other events are still moving forward as planned.

UPDATE 8/23/2020

Everyone is healthy and has returned to work! We will return to our normal schedule of events in September. Hours on Saturdays will be by appointment ONLY. Please call ahead to schedule your appointment (850) 215-7120. Please allow up to 24 hours for a return call.

UPDATE 8/03/2020

The shelter will continue to remain closed for August and all events are canceled. We do not have the all-clear for employees to return to work and we do not have enough staff to host events at this time. Thank you for your continued patience.

UPDATE 7/10/2020

The shelter will be closing temporarily and canceling all events. We’ve had several staff members test positive for COVID and therefore have decided to close until everyone is able to return healthy. July will not have hours open to the public. Thank you for your understanding!

UPDATE 7/07/2020

The shelter will be open every Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ONLY for medical services and food donation drop-offs. We advise making an appointment for medical services. To book, you can email us, request through Facebook, or call the shelter (850) 215-7120 during open hours.

UPDATE 4/26/2020

The Humane Society of Bay County is one of the numerous businesses across the area feeling the social and economic impacts of the worldwide public health emergency in effect. Up until this point we have been managing to operate the shelter on a day by day financial basis, but we can no longer afford to keep providing all of our services while the economy struggles.

Starting April 27th, the shelter will temporarily close for adoptions. It is disappointing that we have to close our doors for a bit, but we have to do what’s best for the animals, staff, and the organization in the long run. There’s so much unknown right now, information keeps coming out and changing every day.

Because we are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, we operate on donations and the services that we provide. Since our services have taken a downturn, we’ve had to rely more and more on donations – which have been extremely low, and the shelter cannot operate on just donations as there is no way to know when we’ll receive a donation or what the amount will be.


We are still committed to helping the community during this time. Our community pet food pantry which provides pet food for those who are lower-income, who are suffering a temporary economic hardship or are on permanent disability, will continue.
* We will offer community days where will offer supplies free
* First Saturday of every month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the shelter
* Details will be added to our website and Facebook page

Pet clinics will still be offered to provide low-cost shots services to the community. Those clinics also provide vaccinations, microchipping, nail trim, and flea prevention.
* Shot clinics will be held throughout Bay County and at our shelter.

* Pet Clinic July 18 – See event for details and locations
* Furry Friend 5K October 31 – Frank Brown Park
* Holiday Photos November 28 & December 5 – Two locations, see event for details
* Community Yard Sale December 12 at the shelter

We still will be accepting donations. We will continually evaluate our financial situation so we can safely re-open and remain open. Donations will be a part of our ability to re-open. If you can donate, please do.

2. Amazon Wish List
3. Shop Amazon Smile

Volunteer. We need volunteers to help with lawn maintenance and also administrative work. If you would be able to volunteer, please email [email protected] for additional information.

1. Mowing
2. Trimming
3. Raking
4. Some removal
5. Data entry

Early this year, we established a new location for our thrift store that was destroyed in Hurricane Michael. Unfortunately because of the pandemic, work has halted on the store. The thrift store provided a source of funding to the shelter that helped in difficult times, such as now. If you can volunteer at the store, please do so.

1. Cleaning
2. Painting

There will still be resources available to you while we are temporally closed. Below are just a few that could provide help if you need it.
Bay County Animal Control
Heartland Rescue Ranch
BFF Animal Rescue
Bonnie’s Purpose