The Benton-Franklin Humane Society, located in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State, is a private, non-profit organization supported solely by contributions. BFHS is dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals and the creation of a more responsible and humane community. We operate an Adoption Center and No-Kill Shelter in Kennewick, Washington.

Although we have hundreds of members and dozens of volunteers, we are really nothing more than a single person saying “Yes, I want to help.” On this website you’ll learn how to adopt a pet, report animal cruelty, lend a helping hand to animals, and much more.

BFHS is not affiliated with any other local or national organization and receives no tax dollars; our work is made possible only by the generosity of people like yourself.

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Clementine had a not very pleasant life before she came to the Benton-Franklin Humane Society but, she is an absolute sweetheart and knows all her basic commands thanks to her time with the Ridge Dogs...

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Did you leave your REI mug at Crabfeed or at the shelter? It's being kept safe at the Front Desk! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ruth saw Tinker Belle online and had to make the drive down to meet her! Ruth and Becca decided that she was the perfect fit!! Thank you for giving our little fairy princess a wonderful home!! ... See MoreSee Less

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All Copper needed was a little training, a few boundaries and a family to love him unconditionally! He got that with Patrick, Michele and Niyalie!! Now Copper is just like a shiny new penny!! Thank you for choosing adoption and loving this bucket head! ... See MoreSee Less

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Arwen was feeling photogenic here at the shelter, but since she's been home Amanda & Michael have told us she is very happy!! Looks like home to me!! Thank you for choosing adoption! ... See MoreSee Less

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