Welcome to the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society!

News & Events

Tails N Trails 2024

DATE: September 28, 2024 LOCATION: Spring Lake Park Warming House/Pool/Community Room 630 McKinley Ave, N. Mankato TIME: 8-8:30am Packet pick up 8:45am Opening Ceremony 9am 5K To Register: BENCHS Tails […]


Come visit the BENCHS booth at the upcoming P.A.W.S. Carnival being held in St. Peter.  We will be offering on-the-spot Microchipping for only $25 to ensure your pets safety.  Two […]


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! […]

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