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.
The “double- edged sword” phenomenon of working in the animal care industry-you’ve dedicated your life to making a positive difference for animals, but the emotional stress is draining, exhausting and taking a toll on you.-Colleen Mehelich
“I know if I don’t, no one else will” “Only I understand what to do”
“At night I can’t stop obsessing about work” “I dream about animals all the time”
“I see a dog on the street and I never say: “what a cute dog”. I say “I have to save it!”
It’s got a couple of highfalootin names: Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder and it could end your career in animal welfare. Then what?
Coaxed over from the West side-Lauren Glickman of Foray Consulting will come share strategies and ideas to keep your head right so you can do what you love to do for a long, long time.
June 16th 8:30-4:00 Clover Island Inn in Kennewick
$65 a person or $250 for 6 people from the same agency
Coffee and pastries in the AM.
Come learn for the animals that need you to stick around.
You can help by providing a bed for a dog to sleep on. Click the image below for more information or learn more ways you can help.