The Brown County Humane Society began in 1981 as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. The Humane Society began exclusively as a fostering organization before locating its first building in north New Ulm. The purpose of the Humane Society is to be an advocate for appropriate treatment of animals; to promote education of the public as to humane animal treatment; to encourage adoption of animals into caring and responsible homes; and to otherwise assist in alleviating animal suffering, misperceptions, and lack of care or attention.
The adoption process includes completion of an Application to Adopt from BCHS, completion of the BCHS Contract Agreement, and payment of above adoption fees. If the adopter rents their home, they must complete a Rental Agreement with their landlord before adoption. If the animal is too young to be spayed or neutered, they will receive a Dog or Cat Spay/Neuter Refund Form.