Brown County Humane Society would not be able to enhance the lives of the animals in need without the support and donations from generous individuals, businesses and volunteers.  Monetary donations and memorial gifts are tremendously valued.  One hundred percent of these donations goes to the care of the pets at the shelter.  BCHS is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization so all contributions are tax deductible.

A financial donation is the most significant gift that you can make to support our work with animals in need – we couldn’t do it without your help.  BCHS welcomes many types of gifts to the organization.  Some example of ways people have helped:

·      Employee Giving

·      Memorial Donations (Pet and Persons)

·      Planned and Estate Gifts

·      Fundraisers

·      Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships

All contributions can be mailed or dropped off at the shelter at 1301 South Valley Street in New Ulm.  If you have any questions, call the shelter at 507-359-2312 and someone will assist you.  Please leave a message if the shelter is closed.



Volunteer from Wikipedia Encyclopedia:

Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain.  Volunteering is generally considered an activity, intended to promote good or improve the quality of life.  Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people.  Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work in, others volunteer on an as-needed basis.

Current Needs

Because of the many animals housed at the shelter, BCHS has a list of needs that are constantly be used and depleted.  If you would like to contribute any of the items below, please call at 507-359-2312 (leave a message if the office is closed) or e-mail us at

The Animals Thank You

Dry and Canned Food (Dog, Puppy, Cat, Kitten)

Dog and Cat Treats

Dog and Cat Toys

Blankets, Towels, Sheets (gently used)

Cat litter and Litter Box Deodorizer

Laundry Supplies: he Detergent, Bleach, Large Clear Plastic Storage Containers, Dryer Sheets

Cleaning Supplies: Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet Paper, Dish Soap, Trash Bags, Mops, Brooms, other supplies

Office Supplies: Copy Paper, Envelopes, Stamps, Scotch Tape, Staples, Scissors, Sticky Notes, Pens/Pencils

Cash-Wise “Pet Points” Coupons

Empty Aluminum Cans


Foster homes

Some of the abandoned and stray animals need more attention than is available at the shelter. Some kittens and pups are too young to be able to feed and take care of themselves. Some dogs and cats are injured or need surgery before they can be adopted. For these animals the humane society uses Foster Homes to provide them temporary care until they are ready for the shelter. BCHS pays for the veterinary care, pet food, and supplies until the cats and dogs can be adopted. If you feel you have the facilities, time and patience to help these animals, contact the BCHS about fostering. Call the shelter at 507-359-2312. Please Leave a message.