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.

BFHS wins awards in Regional Competition!

On the evening of May 19 th, 2023, Executive Director, Autumn White, accepted two regional awards on behalf of BFHS at the Project of the Year (POY) ceremony held at The Reach in Richland, WA.

The awards ceremony was the culmination of an annual competition hosted by the Columbia River Basin Chapter of the prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMI strives to “advance Project Management and enhance opportunities for success” among projects worldwide.

At the presentation-filled gala, the Chapter honored BFHS for our Emergency Management of the Tri Cities Animal Shelter project. Our project began when we answered a plea for help from the City of Pasco and the Tri Cities Animal Control Authority (ACA). It unfolded over a six-month period spanning late 2022 to early 2023. For our efforts, we were granted the following awards:

  • Project of the Year – Small Category Award (for budgets under one million dollars)
  • Project of the Year – People’s Choice Award (by a vote of all gala attendees)

We are grateful for the opportunity afforded by Columbia River Basin PMI to highlight the depth of our project strategies, efforts, outcomes, and lessons before our peers. And we thank every one of you who supported us through the many challenges we faced along the way. This recognition of a job well-done is for you as well.

It’s our Birthday “Paw-ty”!

Join us July 13th from 11-4 at the shelter.  We would like to thank our community for your continued support with a celebration of the impact we have made together.  Fun activities, treats, and reduced adoption fees of $19.67 on most adult pets!

We are turning 57! We have been honored to serve the Tri-Cities community and look forward to many more years of supporting animal welfare through humane education and advocacy.

Join us Friday, July 13th, for our Annual BFHS Day of Giving!  It’s all about uniting our community to make an impact for homeless pets that are in need by supporting our life saving work.

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!

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.

The 7th Annual Fast and Furriest 5K Walk/Run 
The dog-friendly event everyone is barking about!

 Saturday, October 5, 2024  at Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland, WA.

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 are now open to the public during our regular business hours!
Cat viewing & adoptions, food bank, & pup stop remain open to the public during our regular business hours.

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

Donations always welcome and appreciated!

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