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The Baltimore Humane Society is a no-kill facility.
BHS is committed to the preservation of life and to the objective use of approved methods of euthanasia, when appropriate, guided by medical standards and a reasonable interpretation of the definition of the purpose behind euthanasia. Factors contributing to the euthanasia of any animal include quality of life, and risk to the health and safety of other animals, including people. The Baltimore Humane Society resolutely affirms that it will not euthanize for reasons amounting to insufficient operational capacity such as space, manpower, and the like.
The staff and Board of Directors of the Baltimore Humane Society recognize that the subject of euthanasia is emotionally charged and, at times, difficult for any reasonable person to reflect upon. We also recognize that the subject is a 'moving target' and requires both reflection and open discussion in order to minimize its practice beyond just one facility and instead across our country.
Given the sensitivity of the practice of euthanasia and the organization’s requirement to maintain transparency and objectivity, the euthanasia of any animal for reasons other than owner requested euthanasia must be approved via signature by:
The only time that Euthanasia will occur at the Baltimore Humane Society (BHS) are as follows: