Review of The Whatcom Humane Society
If you’re walking into the Whatcom Humane Society, chances are that you like animals. The reason I say that is that right when you walk in, your ears are assaulted with the loud barks of multiple dogs, a few cat’s meows here and there, and the laughing and talking of the perspective adopters. Now I use the word assault in the most loving way. Your nose immediately inhales the scents of cat litter, hay for the bunnies and the ever so pungent, wet dog smell. Animals are what give me comfort. The sounds and the smells of the Whatcom Humane Society make me feel at home.
Moving to Bellingham for school was a whirlwind and the homesickness I felt was beyond anything I had felt before. I know a lot of people can relate to this as tons of people move away from their home town to further their education. Education is important of course but it does come with its own set of issues. Fall quarter I was going home every single weekend. Yes, I missed my family but I especially missed my dog. My dog was and still is everything to me. He is my best friend and my protector. I missed the feeling of being someone’s whole world, like humans are to their dogs.
Going to the Whatcom Humane Society gives me somewhat of a homey feeling. I have always had a deep connection with animals to the point where sometimes one might say that I get along better with them than with people. Now its not that I don’t like people or that I have a hard time getting along with them, its just that animals and dogs especially, there’s no drama with them. You can always confide in them and know that they won’t go and tell the next person they see. They are always understanding, even if you did something messed up, they wont judge you. They want to be there for you. Pets are part of our world but to our pets, we are their whole world.
Now as you walk a little further into the Whatcom Humane Society you see that all the people who work there really want to be there and enjoy being there. You can tell that even though it is their job they don’t see it as work. There are also volunteers there who dedicate their time to these precious creatures without getting any sort of compensation for it.
As a broke college student, being able to get my animal fix for no cost is something that I hold near and dear to my heart. The Whatcom Humane Society provides a place for people to find love. While I am not looking to adopt any animals at the moment, the purpose of the any humane society is to take animals in off of the streets or from home’s where they were not getting proper care and give them a second chance at life and love. The animals are there to hopefully one day get adopted by someone who is going to love them and care for them and give them everything that the animal would give right back to you.
If you’re looking to adopt a pet, I would always suggest going to a shelter or a humane society like the Whatcom Humane Society. There are shelters all around the country, there are no excuses to not go to one. Buying animals from breeders may put you at the risk of accidentally buying from “puppy mill’s” which are places that just pump out animals and keep them in horrible conditions.
It also contributes to the overpopulation of animals which is a huge problem in the United States. There are strays in every state and every city in the United States. Animals that are in humane societies and shelters can be just as amazing as young puppies because all they want is love and a family. People get second chances all the time, in every aspect of their lives; school, work, relationships. All animals want is a second chance at love. The Whatcom Humane Society has puppies as well as older dogs so you can have an array of ages to choose from. Adopting an older dog can also mean that they might be house trained and have better manners than a young dog who still needs to be completely trained. Everyone deserves a second chance and animals are no different. Whether you are a perspective adopter or you just want to get your animal fix for the day, the Whatcom Humane Society and any shelter or humane society can offer everything you need.