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The Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society (BENCHS) was established in 1969. Each year, BENCHS cares for hundreds of homeless, injured, abandoned, and abused animals. Staff can also provide guidance about pet behavior and training to develop informed and caring pet guardians.

BENCHS is a nonprofit organization and does not receive city funding or support from national animal welfare or humane associations. The shelter operates with limited paid staff, and relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers to maintain quality care for the pets it accepts and places.

BENCHS accepts animals from Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties, the Mankato Animal Impound and the Blue Earth County Impound. Every month, about 50 animals are brought to the shelter.   BENCHS is a no-kill shelter. We treat and care for all animals until they are adopted.

The Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society is not only about caring for animals, but also about humanity. The love and comfort of a pet sustains a person through the most difficult of times, providing unconditional friendship and love. Properly caring for a pet instills in children a sense of responsibility and compassion which remains throughout their lives. The services of an animal shelter reach all segments of society, from the wealthy to the destitute, from preschoolers to the retired, and those who are shut in.

Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Aug 29 Brenda Morris $27.48
Aug 29 Anonymous $27.48
Aug 29 Brian Shult $11.50
Aug 29 Kyle Lindblom It's not much, but my 9 and 5 year old LOVE our dog and cat we have got from Benchs in the last 2 years! Undisclosed amount
Aug 28 In honor of Marley $11.50
Aug 26 Anonymous $11.50
Aug 25 Julie Bundy Undisclosed amount
Aug 24 Joel and Terri Mathiowetz $22.15
Aug 24 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Aug 24 Ivalue Arndt Undisclosed amount