Raise Your Paw to become a hero for a homeless pet!

For just $19.00 a month (.63 cents a day) you can be a hero to a homeless pet. Join #Paws4Life monthly giving program and help support the pets in need in your community. To show off your hero status you will also receive a #Paws4Life T-Shirt as a thank you gift. BFHS receives no tax dollars and is not affiliated with any national humane organization. The lifesaving work of the Benton Franklin Humane Society is only possible because of donors like you.


BFHS is a non-profit organization that receives no government funding. The homeless animals in our care rely on the generosity and commitment of donors like you.

Get Involved

Each year, hundreds of volunteers help us provide programs and services that simply would otherwise not be possible.

Ways To Give

We love bringing more people and rescued pets together. Learn more about how you can help even if you don’t have room for a new friend.

BFHS strives to maintain donor confidence through annual audits, secure donation platforms, & transparency. We are proud to meet the BBB’s Twenty Standards of Charitable Accountability, maintain Guidestar’s Gold Seal of Transparency, and publish our policies & bylaws on our website. When you give to BFHS, do so confidently & know the animals are at the heart of everything we do.

An Important Update from BFHS

Dear friends,

On November 11th, 2021, the Tri City Animal Control Authority (ACA) asked Benton Franklin Humane Society (BFHS) to assume emergency management of the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter (TCAS) after inhumane conditions were discovered at the facility. Following an unannounced search, the ACA terminated the operator of the contract under charges of abuse by neglect and gross mismanagement.

The conditions we found at TCAS were shocking. Of the 240 animals on site, four dogs and more than 30 cats needed immediate veterinary intervention. We worked quickly to provide them with the care they needed and began to transform animal care protocols according to best practices. Every decision we made has been informed by our mission, ASV and NACA guidelines, and a steadfast commitment to the animals.

Our time at TCAS has been a difficult journey down a road full of unexpected turns. Thanks to you, we were able to jump in and assume care of the animals without hesitation. We were initially asked to care for the animals, yet we have accomplished so much more. And let us be clear – your kind words and actions fed our determination to show up every day and do the hard work. We want to thank YOU for supporting us – and the animals — all the way.

Change is never easy, and our time spent at TCAS has been challenging. But through every trial, your decision to come alongside us has made TCAS a better place for the animals, staff, and Tri Cities community. And we thank you.

The contract between the ACA and BFHS will expire July 15th. BFHS has made the decision to not move forward with extending the animal control services contract. BFHS will continue to provide services to the unwanted and homeless animals in our community.

Thank you.

BFHS is hiring!

We are looking for hard-working, dedicated, compassionate, people who have a heart for animals to join our BFHS team! If this describes you, we encourage you to submit an application!  

* Animal Services Aide – Full Time
* Animal Services – Part Time & Full Time
* Veterinary Technician (Lead Role) – Full Time

Brick Lane Program

Buy-A-Brick for the Brick Lane Program

You can support Benton-Franklin Humane Society and honor a loved one through our Brick Lane program! Our brick program is a perfect pathway to celebrate and cherish a loved one (they also make great gifts)! With your support of $60 you will receive a 4” x 8” brick engraved with a personalized message, up to 3 lines. Show your support now by completing the form below. We’ll let you know when and where your personalized brick has been laid in the pet pathway. The pets and people of BFHS thank you for your support!

Thank you Charity RX! 

We are paws-itively grateful for the incredible support from our friends at Charity RX. It is through the unwavering support of companies and individuals alike that we strive to provide every animal a ‘beacon of hope’ for that safe & loving forever home they all deserve.

New BFHS Board Members Wanted

Show your support for the homeless animals in the community! Consider becoming a member of our Board of Trustees at the Benton Franklin Humane Society.

One-time donation of $5 to however generous you feel.

Donate $19 a month in an ongoing donation.

Schedule an amount to be donated on a recurring date.

Our Mission

We promote exceptional pet ownership and work tirelessly to place our animals in loving and forever homes

Benton-Franklin Humane Society, established in 1966 is a private, non-profit adoption center located in Kennewick, WA. We are a shelter that receives no government funding. BFHS advocates for the humane treatment of animals through adoption, counseling, educational outreach and community services. Compassion and respect guide our actions as we strive to create a model humane community.

Adoption Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

I adopted Curie several months ago from the Benton Franklin Humane Society in Kennewick… …I love being with my social butterfly”

Bella is such an amazing cat and perfect fit to my small family… I call her meow meow kitty as she is almost a perfect match for my old kitty kitty…”

Adopt a pet today to add your own testimonial of the unconditional love we receive every day  from the newest furry members of our families!”

Kennewick, WA

1736 E 7th Ave

Kennewick, WA 99337



Dog viewing & adoptions remain by appointment only
Cat viewing & adoptions, food bank, & pup stop will be available during the following times beginning Nov 1st

Monday – 11am-4pm                 Friday – 11am-4pm
Tuesday – 11am-4pm               Saturday – 11am-4pm
Wednesday – 11am-4pm         Sunday – 11am-4pm
Thursday – 11am-4pm                                               

Donations always welcome and appreciated!