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San Antonio Humane Society

Rating: 4.79 stars   61 reviews 5,911


4804 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio TX 78229 USA


Mission: To protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay and neuter programs, and community education. Vision: To create a community where every dog and cat is treated with respect and compassion, and has a permanent and loving home. To end pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and education.


The San Antonio Humane Society is the number one animal adoption agency in the San Antonio area.

Target demographics:

People who are passionate about dogs and cats, living in San Antonio and the surrounding area

Direct beneficiaries per year:

By adopting out approximately a little more than 5,000 animals a year, our shelter gives stray animals an opportunity to be adopted into forever, loving homes


Adoption, Spay/Neuter, Wellness Clinics, Microchipping, Disaster Relief, Pet Guardianships, Transfer Program and Medical Rescue

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Reviews for San Antonio Humane Society

Rating: 5 stars  

SA Humane Society is a wonderful organization that provides a much needed and outstanding service to the community. The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. The facility is clean and welcoming. The grounds are lovely and relaxing. When I have a challenging day, I make it my business to stop by and just walk through the complex-always new fur babies as the adoption rate is high-and maybe take one for a little walk. Always feel better afterwards. A great place!

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Rating: 1 stars  

I adopted a lab mix many years ago and had the angel for almost 14 years. I adopted a Lhasa Apso later and had her for many years. The personnel there were very helpful and caring. They do a wonderful job. Adopting is the best way.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've now been volunteering here over 13 years, and still feel it's the best decision I ever made! I love being around people who love animals as much as I do. I come 2-3 mornings a week and there's never a dull moment. A busy place with lots of energy! The staff members really appreciate us volunteers, too. It's such a good feeling to know we are making a difference in the lives of all the animals in our care.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The San Antonio Humane Society provides a wonderful and much-needed service for our city. Besides taking in unwanted/neglected/injured animals, and preparing them for their forever homes, they also educate the community about animal welfare, by sponsoring regular spay/neuter clinics, several children's camps each year, wellness clinics every month, as well as community outreaches, among other things.
During disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding, they are prepared to assist other shelters and displaced citizens by providing temporary lodging and care for their animals. In short, just about anything that has to do with animal welfare, they are ready to step up. The staff is great, and they really love animals. I'm so proud to be associated with this great organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my 3 rescue kitties, who bring much joy to my life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get more donations so we could expand and serve more animals. Being a no-kill shelter, we have limited space, depending on how many animals are adopted each day. Wish we could take in every animal that needs us, but that unfortunately is not possible.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

The San Antonio Humane Society is a great place with it's dedicated staff and volunteers ! The mission to educate the community and improve the lives of our pets through adoption and medical services is an important one. I'm excited to be able to support and help with this mission. Keep up the great work!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The San Antonio Humane Society is a phenomenal organization that truly cares for the pets and animals in San Antonio. The shelter is run and staffed with incredible, loving, and hardworking individuals that are doing their part everyday to meet the demands of our SA animal needs.

thank you!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted Duke in November almost 2 years ago. We didn't even know we were looking for a dog but when one of the staff members of the SA humane society informed us they had a dog matching the combination of pups we were interested in, we just had to visit with him. We wanted a corgi or yorkie, and Duke came in with visible features of both. He is the perfect addition to our family. He is so patient with our three girls, loves to play and is so lovable. The staff at the SA humane society is wonderful, the facilities are very clean and well kept. We highly recommend this place to find your next forever friend/family member!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with San Antonio Humane Society was and is a special one. I had been hoping to adopt a cat for a very long time. I went to the San Antonio Humane Society in February 2015 and met my new "fur-family". My family and myself were given ample time with each cat that we considered adopting. The staff was kind, well-informed, and were able to speak about each cats personality and quirks. That day we adopted Annie Lee, Benjamen (Benji), and Gracie.

This isn't just a shelter trying to get rid of overflow of animals. It is very obvious that the money charged to adopt a pet is reinvested into the program. The facilities are gorgeous, clean, and offer clients a peaceful venue to interact as well as give each pet a beautiful temporary home. They carefully screened each member of our family. They watched our interactions, which again, are highly encourage by the staff. Each animal is chipped, has shots, and looked after. They even called to check up on our fur-babies within the first few weeks of going home and made it a point to provide carefully selected veterinarian suggestions.

It is with pure delight that I am able to ask others to adopt from San Antonio Humane Society. This shelter operates in a knowledgable and kind fashion to both human and "fur-person" alike.

Patience Webb

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great people that work there. Making it a great experience for me and my family.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Had a great visit, kitten and puppy areas were clean and the staff was wondeful. We didnt adopt but were very pleased with everyone we came in contact.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the San Antonio Humane Society! They have a great mission and an awesome team of volunteers and staff passionate about finding pets their forever homes!

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