The Benicia-Vallejo Humane Society, an organization founded in 1987 and which has been serving the local community of homeless animals and their adoptive families since 1991, has changed its name, effective January 1, 2011, to the Humane Society of the North Bay (HSNB).
“‘Humane Society of the North Bay’ truly represents the area we serve,” Director of Humane Service Peter L. Wilson says. Thanks to the internet, Wilson notes, the Humane Society draws potential adopters not just from Benicia and Vallejo, but from the entire North Bay area and even from out of state. “People can see on our website what great animals we have available for adoption and how one can help support our important work,” he says.
The initial ambitions of the former Benicia Vallejo Humane Society were more modest in scale. It was created in 1987 by an independent group of local business people who saw the need for a haven for homeless animals that also gave the community adoption opportunities.
Although the name now changes, the mission stays the same:providing a safe place for homeless animals, and offering those animals and their adoptive families a lifetime of rewarding, loving companionship. In addition to the second chance at life for these animals, HSNB’s other goal is to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and animal welfare in general. HSNB remains an independent nonprofit organization, and depends entirely on YOUR contributions!