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Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

517 Madison Ave
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 625-6373
Email:
Website:
http://www.benchs.org

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

BENCHS accepts animals from Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties, the Mankato Animal Impound, and the Nicollet County pound. Every month, about 50 animals are brought to the shelter. BENCHS is a no-kill shelter. We treat and care for all animals until they are adopted.

About Our Shelter:

The Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society was established in 1977. Each year, BENCHS cares for hundreds of homeless, injured, abandoned, and abused animals. Staff can also provide guidance about pet behavior and training to develop informed and caring pet guardians.

BENCHS is a nonprofit organization and does not receive city funding or support from national animal welfare or humane associations. The shelter operates with limited paid staff, and relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers to maintain quality care for the pets it accepts and places.

BENCHS accepts animals from Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties, the Mankato Animal Impound, and the Nicollet County pound. Every month, about 50 animals are brought to the shelter. BENCHS is a no-kill shelter. We treat and care for all animals until they are adopted.

The Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society is not only about caring for animals, but also about humanity. The love and comfort of a pet sustains a person through the most difficult of times, providing unconditional friendship and love. Properly caring for a pet instills in children a sense of responsibility and compassion which remains throughout their lives. The services of an animal shelter reach all segments of society, from the wealthy to the destitute, from preschoolers to the retired, and those who are shut in.

Come Meet our Pets:

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 1-4 pm., or by appointment. Please call 507-625-6373

Our Adoption Process:

Be sure to read our Policies and Frequently Asked Questions, then visit the shelter to complete an adoption application.. BENCHS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY ADOPTION TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON.

Adoption Fees
CATS DOGS
Kittens (10 weeks to 6 months)

$125

Puppies

$175
Adults (over 6 months)

$100

Adults (over 6 months)

$125
Seniors (over 8 years)

$80

Seniors (over 8 years)

$80
Special Medical Needs

$80

Special Medical Needs

$80
Specialty Breeds

$175

Small Breeds or specialty dogs
(Dependng on breed and age)

$175-$250

Adoption fee includes:

* Spay/Neuter
* Distemper vaccination
* Feline leukemia or canine heartworm test

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.