Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS) is a 100% donor funded 501(c)(3)
non-profit animal shelter.
BAHS provides a curated boutique-style experience where every customer receives our placement team's full attention in order to help match with the purr-fect pet. 
Stop by our adoption center to view and visit our adoptable pets during business hours. 
If you would like to schedule a visit ahead of time, please fill out our adoption questionnaire in on our adoption page.  

ADOPT

Looking for a pet to adopt?

Support the Belleville Area Humane Society.

VOLUNTEER & FOSTER

Would you like to volunteer or foster?

LOST & FOUND

Report a lost or found pet.

Our Mission

The Belleville Area Humane Society improves the lives of animals in our community through adoption, humane education, and community outreach.

Our Vision

All animals in our community (and beyond) are valued, cared for, and treated with compassion.

FAQ

Q: Who do I call about abuse/neglect/abandoned animals? 

St. Clair County Animal Control handles all cases. They have licensed animal control officers. If they are closed, the sheriff handles situations. 

Animal Control: 618-235-0585

Sheriff: 618-277-3500 extension: 1711

Q: Are you a no-kill shelter?

We are a limited admission shelter. This means, we only euthanize if an animal is severely ill or unsafe to put out in the community. We do not euthanize for space. 

Q: Do you have space for my dog or cat?

The Belleville Area Humane Society is committed to helping pets either surrendered to or not reclaimed from St. Clair County Animal Control and Services and other shelter partners.

For immediate assistance for surrendering a pet, please call 618-235-3712 ext. 102.

We strive to keep pets with their people and provide resources that help individuals keep their pets, when possible. For resources please call, 618-235-3712 ext.100.

Q: Do you have puppies?

Dogs under six months are kept in foster homes for their health. They are susceptible to getting sick at the shelter since they are not fully vaccinated. They can be viewed on our website when they are available for adoption, and we will schedule you a visit. 

Q: Does the BAHS provide spay/neuter or vaccinations?

Yes, we have partnering vets who provide spay/neuter opportunities for qualifying individuals.

For more information, please contact our Community Outreach Team at outreach@bahspets.org or 618-235-3712 ext. 100.

Q: How does your adoption process work?

Our adoption process is simple! Stop by our shelter during business hours and our placement team will match you with your new furry family member. All you will need is a form of payment, and your pet will go home with you the same day.

Q: How much does it cost to adopt?

Cats and Kittens ………………………………………..……………..$125

Puppies (6 months and under) ……….……….……….……….$350

Juvenile (7 months – 11 months) ………………….……………$300

Adult Dog (12 months and up)………………….….…………….$250

Specialty Breed…………….………………………….…………………$350

Q: How do I volunteer?

Please visit our volunteer page at bahspets.org/volunteer to complete a volunteer application and see how our volunteer program works.

Q: How do I foster?

Please visit bahspets.org/foster and complete a foster application. Our foster coordinator will be in touch after they receive the application.