Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS) is a 100% donor funded 501(c)(3)
limited admission animal shelter operating on an appointment only basis in order to offer
the very best in customer service to adopters and community. 
BAHS provides a curated boutique-style experience where every customer receives our full attention
in order to help match with the purr-fect fur-ever pet. 
In order to secure an appointment, please fill out our adoption application
 and our placement team will reach out to schedule an appointment.

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 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 are valued, cared for, and treated with compassion.

Respectful Communication Pledge

At BAHS, we envision a world in which all animals are valued, cared for, and treated with compassion – This includes human animals. We pledge to actively listen to your concerns, show empathy, and treat you with respect.  We cordially ask that you extend to us the same courtesy as we work with you to find the right companion animal or direct you toward valuable resources. Thank you.

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 BAHS is committed to helping animals either surrendered or not reclaimed at St. Clair County Animal Control. We have a waiting list for owners who wish to surrender their pets. With limited kennel space, we work with pet owners to provide resources that help individuals keep their pets, when possible. 

Q: What is the difference between BAHS and Animal Control?

BAHS 
limited admission
non-profit
houses pets until they are adopted

Animal Control
open admission
state-funded
holds stray or lost pets for seven days (If an animal is not reclaimed, their adoption center or partnering non-profit animal shelters can intake the pet and put them up for adoption.) 

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 web site when they are available for adoption. 

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?

Complete our adoption survey either online or in person. It typically takes 24-48 hours to process. We will work with potential adopters to have all family members (including existing pets) meet the pet of interest. Once meet and greets are complete, an adoption counselor will walk you through the adoption paperwork and provide continued animal ownership resources.

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.