Each year, the BENCHS staff and volunteers are dedicated to saving the lives of over 1,000 cats and dogs. Every day we provide medical care, food and a safe place to sleep for injured, abandoned and homeless animals in our shelter. BENCHS accepts dogs and cats from several partners: community members, Blue Earth County, Nicollet County, Mankato Animal Impound, and various Minnesota and National Rescues.
This year BENCHS is trying to raise another lofty goal of $50,000 by the end of Give to the Max Day! We were able to do this last year with the support from the marvelous communities we serve. These funds will be used to help pay for the care needed to place these animals in their forever homes. We are continuing to grow and have big plans in our future! We have our eyes set on updating our pet kitchen to better provide for the animals in our care.
If you believe, as we do, that every animal deserves a second chance, let's come together to reach this goal.
BENCHS is a non-profit 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.