Welcome to the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society!

News & Events

Fall Sale @ BENCHS this Weekend!

BENCHS is having another pet supply sale this week that you just cannot miss!! Tons of brand new, tags on, (and some slightly used) items for your cats and dogs on sale for unbelievably […]

BENCHS Partners with American Fundraising Foundation

The Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society was recently recognized for our work by the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund). Each year, the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) carefully chooses organizations to […]

A Successful Weekend at RibFest!

Wow! What a weekend! We are tired, sore, probably smell like BBQ sauce but SO THANKFUL! Thank you so much to the Vetter Stone Amphitheatre for allowing us to fundraise […]

A Joyous Farewell to Sinbad!

Drumroll, please! After an astonishing 377 days at the shelter, a momentous occasion unfolded at BENCHS: Sinbad, the lovable pooch with a heart of gold, was finally adopted! Can you […]

2022 Community Impact

836 PETS

200+ PETS



Our Mission

The Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society (BENCHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving forever homes for homeless cats and dogs, using spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of unwanted pets, and reuniting lost and found animals with their owners.

Our Core Values


  • Show Compassion for animals and humans by demonstrating empathy and respect.
  • Encourage Teamwork for the common good of the animals and people we serve.
  • Exhibit Honesty and Integrity in what we say, do and think.
  • Strive for Continuous Improvement by imagining the possible, challenging constraints and driving progress.

Read Some Of Our Success Stories

We receive wonderful stories of BENCHS alumni on a regular basis, and we want to thank those who take the time to share them with us. We are invested in each and every pet we care for, and we want the best for them!  This is why we do what we do. This is why you give, volunteer, adopt, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.

Associations and Sponsorships