By: Kosin Huang
Berkeley Humane has been around a long time and has an interesting history. Here are some tidbits you may or may not know about us:
- We've been around since 1927...that's 87 years! (And in dog years, we're 609 years old!)
- When we first opened, we were located in a former pool hall.
- We are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States, or any other animal welfare organization.
- We saved 938 animals last year, and are on track to save 1,000 this year!
- We are one of few animal rescue groups that have our own veterinary team serving homeless animals.
- Our neo-natal kitten foster program is unique in the region.
- We used to be called "Animal Rescue Haven".
- We offer monthly grief counseling for those who've lost their pets.
- We like to pun and have hosted such events as "Bay to Barkers", "Pints for Paws", and "Bark (& Meow) Around the Block.
- We just debuted a Mobile Adoption Center (a custom-built vehicle that enables us to bring our dogs and cats into East Bay communities and make more loving matches)!