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Some dogs that our group rescued needed extra measures to help them continue into a forever home—healthy, safe, and happy. Dental surgeries were expensive, and we are low on funding for to help more animals. Anything you can contribute (over $3 please) will go directly to assisting our cat and dog friends.
Thank you...

Welcome to the

Alternative Humane Society

The Alternative Humane Society (AHS) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, Washington.

AHS has been helping animals and educating the public since 1977. 100% of the money we raise goes toward our programs. We have no shelter, office, or paid staff.

What’s New and What’s Happening

Look forward soon to even more announcements of upcoming events!

august

sun15aug10:00 am10:00 pmNorthwest Washington Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center, 1775 Front St.

mon16aug10:00 am10:00 pmNorthwest Washington Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center, 1775 Front St.

tue17aug10:00 am10:00 pmNorthwest Washington Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center, 1775 Front St.

wed18aug10:00 am10:00 pmNorthwest Washington Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center, 1775 Front St.

sat28aug2:00 pm4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Paws for a Beer, 501 Harris Ave

september

sat25sep2:00 pm4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Paws for a Beer, 501 Harris Ave

october

sat23oct2:00 pm4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Paws for a Beer, 501 Harris Ave

See a dog or cat below you're interested in?

Adoption fees for DOGS are:

  • Puppies (up to age 18 months): $330 (plus $170 spay/neuter deposit for puppies that are not spayed or neutered at time of adoption)
  • Adults (18 months – 8 years old): $250
  • Seniors (8 years and up): $190


​Adoption fees for CATS are:

  • Kittens (up to 1 year): $190
  • Adults Cats ( 1 to 7 years): $130
  • Seniors (8 years and up) $100 (All cats are FIV/FELV tested.)
  • A New Home

    We have helped over ten thousand dogs and cats find their forever homes. We aim for the best match between people, homes, and pets, then help make it work.

  • Safe Enviroment

    We foster cats and dogs in the safety and security our members' homes until they are successfully adopted.

  • Vet Check

    Our adoptable animals are microchipped and vaccinated (age allowing) before the adoption process. All cats are FIV/FELV tested.

  • Home to Stay

    We work with you to help smooth the process all the way through. Sometimes a little extra assistance or adjustment can make all the difference.

AHS is a foster only rescue

The Alternative Humane Society is a foster-only rescue organization. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, Washington, helping animals and educating the public since 1977

We have no shelter, office, or paid staff. Our programs include Canine Foster & Adoption, Spay & Neuter Assistance, and Community Cats Information and Referral.
Mission Statement: The Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and cats and helping them find and stay in permanent loving homes.
Our goals are:

• To make Whatcom County a community where no healthy animals are euthanized
• To prevent unwanted dog and cat births through spay and neuter assistance
• To cultivate respect and awareness for the needs of animals through education
• To advocate for the humane treatment of dogs and cats in all areas of life
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Pets adopted
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Volunteers since 1977
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Low-cost spay and neuter vouchers given by AHS this year
Location

PO Box 2321
Bellingham WA 98227

Contact Info

Phone:
360-671-7445 
Email: alternativehumanesociety@gmail.com

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