Over time, the shelter has adapted and added services to better fulfill the needs of the community. These include an adoption program, educational opportunities, behavior and training resources, community pet support programs, and even an in-house veterinary hospital. Today, Berkeley Humane operates as a nonprofit dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and providing complete care to animals in need, through rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming.
The City of Berkeley's Animal Care Services (BACS), a part of the Office of the City Manager, functions as an animal shelter serving the cities of Berkeley and Albany. They provide a wide range of services to the area's animals and pet owners including taking in stray animals, enforcing animal-related ordinances, and investigating animal neglect, cruelty, nuisance, and bite cases. In addition to providing shelter for lost and homeless animals, BACS runs an adoption program, gives advice to the community on animal-related topics, advertises lost and found animals, and supplies free or low-cost spay/neuter vouchers for Berkeley's dogs and cats. The time and devotion of numerous animal-loving volunteers are essential to maintaining BACS and continuing to provide their offered services with care.
This unique event is a great opportunity for you and your furry friend to support the rescue efforts of Berkeley Humane. Every June, more than 20 local breweries gather to share their craft and raise money for the humane society at the annual Pints of Paws event. Indulge in locally-made craft beers, ciders, and artisanal wines while conversing with the locals who create these unique brews. Leashed, crowd-friendly dogs are welcome! The event also features a variety of food from local vendors all to the tune of live music. Admission fee includes 3 oz samples from all the breweries represented. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds go directly to the humane society. So bring animals and beer lovers together for the greater good of Berkeley's pets!