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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
ALL ANIMALS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED OUT.
SERVICES STILL OFFERED
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
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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.
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.
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.