Borderland Humane Society

A nonprofit organization

The Borderland Humane Society Seeks the Continued Support of the Community

The BHS serves International Falls, Minnesota and the surrounding areas of Koochiching County.  

Background information on the Borderland Humane Society:

The Borderland Humane Society (BHS) organized and incorporated in 1973 in International Falls, Minnesota to serve animals (and their people) in Koochiching County.  Early efforts focused on education through Animal Talk Articles in the local newspaper.  Pet shows, poster contests, presentations at schools, annual award programs were significant activities until the early 1990’s.  BHS was always involved in rescuing, fostering, re-homing primarily dogs and cats.   Emphasis on spay/neuter programs gradually grew in importance.  BHS has always had an active board, but until 2006 the organization’s name was usually equated with the name of one key person who basically ran most of the programs and carried on the primary day to day work of the organization.  Following re-organization in 2006, responsibilities became shared with board member and other volunteers having more active roles.  In 2009 the city of International Falls contracted with the BHS to run the city’s animal pound building (constructed in 1962 and operated by law enforcement), and the building was re-named the Borderland Humane Society Holding Facility.  Then, in 2015 our dreams came true when we moved into our brand-new Holding Facility located at 1990 Valley Pine Circle, next to Menards.                                   

Mission Statement: The Borderland Humane Society provides safe shelter for companion animals in transition, promotes responsible pet ownership and improves the quality of life for animals and people.

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Organization name

Borderland Humane Society

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1990 Valley Pine Circle



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