The WHS "My Furry Valentine" Photo Contest is an online photo contest to celebrate companion animals and the unconditional love they bring to our lives. Proceeds from the contest benefit the daily operations at the Whatcom Humane Society and support the domestic, wild and farm animals in our shelters.
It's easy to participate. Enter your favorite photos, then encourage your family, friends, co-workers and social media followers to vote for your pet's picture. You can enter as many photos and in as many categories as you like. The more entries, the more money raised to help animals in need.
Voting begins immediately!
$10 to enter for each photo and voting is $1 per vote (5 vote min).
Winners in each category will be based on the number of online votes they receive between February1 and February 28th
will be awarded to 1st
place in each category. Winners will be announced by March 5th
- Don't Worry, Be Happy – happiest pet
- Cutest Pet
- Golden Oldies (senior pets)
- BFF'S (more than one animal in photo)
- Furry, Feathered, Hooved/Other
The Whatcom Humane Society's mission is to advocate for animals, educate the community to promote humane treatment and respect for animals, and provide for abandoned, injured, abused or neglected animals. WHS is an open admission shelter and turns no animal away, regardless of age, breed, temperament, physical or medical condition.
Whatcom Humane Society provides many critical programs for our community. We operate an in-house veterinary clinic, where all shelter animals receive care and services and where all dogs, cats, and rabbits are spayed or neutered before being adopted into their loving forever home. We also provide reduced cost spay and neuter services for pets belonging to low-income members of our community through our SNAP program. WHS operates a Pet Food Bank for members of our community in temporary need of extra assistance feeding their beloved animal companions, animal adoptions, foster programming, low-cost microchip services, humane end-of-life pet euthanasia services, a Safe Pets Program for pets belonging to victims of domestic violence, and much more.
WHS also operates 24/7 Animal Control and Rescue Services for most of Whatcom county, providing vital services such as the transportation of stray, injured, aggressive, dangerous, or deceased animals, as well as investigation of animal cruelty and neglect complaints and enforcement of animal related laws and ordinances in areas throughout Whatcom county.
In addition to these many services, WHS also offers humane education and outreach programs for all ages throughout Whatcom county. We host educational workshops on a variety of subjects and kid-friendly programming including Critter Camp, a week-long day camp for kids ages 8-10. WHS maintains a large group of dedicated volunteers, who generously provide their time to supporting our operations at our domestic animal shelter, farm facility, and wildlife rehabilitation center.
To provide all of these services, WHS relies on the generous support of our community. Your kind support of our programming allows to continue providing for all animals in need throughout Whatcom county, day after day.