Welcome to the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society!

News & Events

SAVE THE DATE

Do you have an abundance of plants in your garden or greenhouse that you would like to share? BENCHS annual Spring Plant Sale is coming soon! We gladly accept donations […]

Give to the Max Success!

📣 We continued to receive donations after Give to the Max Day, 2023 so our final total for this year’s fundraiser is just over $70,000!!! 🎉 We are truly overjoyed! […]

Help BENCHS give pets a second leash on life….. and Give to the Max!

It’s almost time to….. Give to the Max! Give to the Max is a statewide grassroots giving event that raises tens of millions of dollars each year for more than [...]

5K Thanks!!!

Wow! We just have to take the time to say thank you to all of the people who made our 1st Annual Tails N Trails 5K an enormous success! Most […]

2022 Community Impact

836 PETS
ADOPTED

200+ PETS
REUNITED

1,151
SPAYS & NEUTERS

250+
VOLUNTEERS

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

At BENCHS we…

  • 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