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About Bond County Humane Society

Mission Statement

Bond County Humane Society is based on the core value that all animals deserve to be treated in a humane manner. Dogs and cats with no homes need temporary shelter until a permanent, loving home can be found for them. We believe that awareness and education allows animals and humans to come together, for the benefit of both.

BCHS is a no-kill animal shelter and an IRS approved 501(c)3 charitable organization so all donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.

Why Educate? Why Rescue?

Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. — and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. Due to this imbalance, nearly 6 million animals are euthanized each year. Fortunately, for the past sixteen years, Bond County Humane Society (BCHS) has been saving animals from such a fate, rescuing 191 in 2018 alone! Although this may not seem like a huge achievement, BCHS is making a difference in the lives of those animals.

  • 191 Total Pets Rescued in 2018
  • 102 Pets Rescued from High-Risk Facilities
  • 140 Pets Adopted in 2018
  • 142 Free-Roaming Cats Fixed by TNR
  • 62 Companion Pets Fixed in the Community

Historic BCHS Rescue Statistics

  • Quick Stats

    Year Pets Rescued Pets Adopted Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
    2018 191 140 204
    2017 206 199 194
    2016 220 208 193
    2015 162 165 279
    2014 133 119 290
    2004 # unavailable 68 N/A
    2003 # unavailable 10 N/A
    Since 2003, over 1,700 animals have been rescued and placed in permanent homes! See how BCHS has grown?!
  • Detailed Stats

    Year Pets Rescued Pets Rescued from High-Risk Facilities Pets Adopted (Total) Dogs Adopted Cats Adopted Low-Cost Spay/Neuter (Cats & Dogs)
    2018 191 102 140 58 (plus 1 dog transferred to another agency) 82 204
    2017 206 124 199 110 (plus 2 dogs transferred to breed specific rescues) 89 194
    2016 220 108 208 94 114 193
    2015 162 37 165 76 (plus 1 dog transferred to breed specific rescue) 86 (plus 1 cat transferred to breed specific rescue) 279
    2014 133 36 119 42 (plus 3 dogs transferred to breed specific rescues) 74 290
    2013 111 5 140 53 87 231
    2012 107 # unavailable 122 50 72 197
    2011 145 # unavailable 107 46 61 188+
    2010 103 # unavailable 99 52 47 450
    2009 # unavailable # unavailable 116 66 50 376
    2008 # unavailable # unavailable 121 49 72 100+
    2007 # unavailable # unavailable 132 67 65 # unavailable
    2006 # unavailable # unavailable 161 92 69 103
    2005 # unavailable # unavailable 116 71 45 # unavailable
    2004 # unavailable N/A 68 45 23 N/A
    2003 # unavailable N/A 10 9 1 N/A
    Year Pets Rescued Pets Rescued from High-Risk Facilities Pets Adopted (Total) Dogs Adopted Cats Adopted Low-Cost Spay/Neuter (Cats & Dogs)
    Since 2003, over 1,700 animals have been rescued and placed in permanent homes! See how BCHS has grown?!
Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project

Who We Are

Bond County Humane Society (BCHS) exists to provide temporary sanctuary for unwanted, lost and neglected animals for ultimate placement in loving and responsible homes. BCHS is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to promote animal welfare through education and to actively encourage pet population reduction. We are dedicated to creating, in Bond County, an environment that enhances awareness of homeless animals and support for the humane treatment of these animals.

BCHS does not receive funding assistance from the city, county, state nor any other entity or organization. Especially NOT the Humane Society of the United States! BCHS is totally dependent on membership dues, donations, grants and fundraisers to help the animals.

Bond County Humane Society was formed in Greenville, IL in 2003. Rachel and Dennis Hundsdorfer, along with a small group of concerned citizens, founded it with the intention of providing shelter for the stray and homeless animals in Greenville until they are released into responsible, loving homes.


BCHS is a no-kill animal shelter and an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization so all donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines.