Baltimore Humane Society

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • Seniors



Organization Information

Mission Statement

Provide a temporary home, a safe refuge, and care for homeless animals. Work aggressively to place each animal that comes to our shelter in a loving, permanent home. Strive to end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals by promoting and offering affordable spaying and neutering to control the population of unwanted animals in our area and addressing the issues that cause people to give up animals. Advance the cause of the humane treatment of animals and increase awareness of animal issues through public education. Ensure a peaceful final resting place for beloved companion animals through the operation of a beautiful and well-maintained cemetery for companion animals.


Since its founding in 1927 by Elsie Seeger Barton, the Humane Society of Baltimore County has provided for the care of suffering and homeless animals. Situated on 365 acres of land held in trust for the Humane Society, it operates an animal shelter, a spay/neuter center, a pet cemetery, and a 345-acre wildlife sanctuary. The Humane Society is dependent on donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and income from fundraising events to support animal care operations.We are a private, non-profit, volunteer based organization.


Would you recommend Baltimore Humane Society?
3 reviews Write a review
by Marisa C. from MD (May 25, 2013)
Because I have friends who have pets, who need preferences for their first jobs as well and who would love any opportunity to work or care for animals :-) Futhermore, I have heard about this organization several times before inside and outside my school
by Melissa M. (November 29, 2011)
This no-kill shelter does a fabulous job of caring for the animals!

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