Borderland Humane Society

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FOSTERING: The best possible family for any animal is its own forever home. However, there are times when animals are separated from their families for reasons beyond their control. The Borderland Humane Society strives to put these orphans in foster care as soon as possible. The animals greatly benefit from individualized care. Foster "parent" volunteers always have the support of the BHS. Not only are our foster parents encouraged to call the BHS with any problems or concerns, but also the foster coordinator will check in periodically to monitor the progress of animals in foster care. What Foster Parents Do - For young ones without a parent, you will fill in for the natural parent with feedings for nourishment and snuggling for comfort. You will agree to bring them to the vet at scheduled times for their check-ups and vaccinations. It may be an older dog or cat that may have a special circumstance that needs time to resolve before the animal is ready for adoption. Then at times, there is an animal that needs to be "socialized"; this calls for a very patient compassionate animal lover. Become a Foster Parent For more information on the foster program for babies as well as for adult animals, please contact the Borderland Humane Society Foster Coordinator at 218.283.9276, email, or click the volunteer link on the BHS website to volunteer online. All foster families must fill out a volunteer application and go through foster training and agree to all foster policies. All medical care is provided by the Borderland Humane Society.

Who We Are

Our mission: The Borderland Humane Society provides safe shelter for companion animals in transition, promotes responsible pet ownership and improves the quality of life for animals and people. . Borderland Humane Society (BHS) is a non-profit, 5013 tax exempt organization that serves to prevent inhumane and cruel treatment of animals, primarily those considered as pets. Established in 1973, BHS serves the city of International Falls, Minnesota and the greater Koochiching County. One of our key tasks is managing pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs. BHS promptly investigates all reports of animal neglect and cruelty and advocates for adherence to animal welfare laws. We provide a telephone answer line (staffed by on-call volunteers) for the public to leave messages regarding animal care or concerns. Borderland Humane Society has an eight member Board of Directors and standing and temporary committees for various needs of the organization. We also have an active membership that meets monthly to discuss and vote on animal-related issues affecting the society and the community we serve. Like most shelters and humane societies, a great deal of our funding is used to house and care for homeless and surrendered pets that are in need of new homes. We operate without a shelter, remarkably, and all animals in our custody are carefully placed into foster care. We have a wonderful, committed group of volunteers who take these otherwise homeless or unwanted pets into their homes until they are adopted by a new family. All animals in our care are given routine veterinary exams, vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered before being placed in new homes.

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Borderland Humane Society
PO Box 543

International Falls, MN 56649
Phone: 218-283-9276

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