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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: 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.

Results: 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

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

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Jeni Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at the SAHS when I was 16 years old. I'm 23 now, and I am still a volunteer! This shelter treats the animals so well, and makes sure to attend to each dog and cats needs. I highly recommend adopting and fostering from this shelter, and volunteering here!

3 Christina V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering at SA Humane! The staff are always so friendly and appreciative of the help. I have a great time helping out and best of all working with the cute dogs and cats. It's hard work but I'm grateful for the opportunity to help out. The San Antonio Humane Society is a great non-profit doing amazing work in SA.

2 Joy_26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering for the SA Humane Society was the first thing I did after retiring. This is something I always wanted to do. I am a dog lover & have four that have rescued me. I would have more if I could. So I volunteer to take care of that need. I encourage everyone to volunteer if they have a love for animals. I love the animals & the staff is amazing. Watching them care deeply for each animal that arrives is truly a calling.

2 Angel16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a busy young professional but my passion for helping humanity is met through volunteering at the San Antonio Humane Society. The SAHS is a model for a well-run, CLEAN, and community centered shelter. The animals are the priority. The kennels are roomy, climate controlled, well-kept, and the animals are socialized and given top-notch care.
And the staff is world-class - you can tell that every human being at the shelter truly cares about the dogs and the cats and the overall mission of SAHS.
The SAHS does good, hard work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the San Antonio Humane Society for a number of years, and try to go once a week. It's a great place to volunteer! Everything is very clean, and the animals receive excellent care. I spend most of my time in the cattery, helping socialize the cats so their chances of finding a forever home are increased. By spending time nurturing these animals, I really feel like I am making a difference in the lives of these animals. There is no better feeling. It's exciting helping at one of San Antonio's no-kill shelters, and being an advocate for the animals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the San Antonio Humane Society for basically my whole life. When I was little, my mother decided to get me a kitten. We went to many shelters and we couldn't find a place we trusted until the SAHS. I found my Lucky and a year later from the SAHS, my Maximus. Lucky lived a very good 7 years while Maximus is thriving now at almost 12 years old(in January 2015). The SAHS treat their animals like if they were their own. In the past few months I have started to volunteer with them and I have never seen a group of such committed and loving people. These people have a huge passion for these animals and show it in their time volunteering and fostering.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The great thing about the Hamane socity. Is that they give animals a chance to be able to live with a family to be able to be loved. Have a chance to be able to love life without fear. A other good reason is that when an animal gets adopted the money from that adoption goes to the other animals to the shelter. A area for an other animal to be able to have a chance in life. It's been a great experience volunteering. I enjoy making the animals feel loved being able to connect ours selfs with the animals. I will continue on going for more wonderful experiences.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My granddaughter needed volunteer hours for school when starting the sixth grade. She loves animals of all kinds and has always had dogs and cats as pets. She wanted to volunteer at the Humane Society where she could do good and give love to the animals. Her dad did the volunteer work with her, it gave them together time and gave her the ability to love and care for the animals. She feels at home at the facility on Fredericksburg Road and finds the staff and other volunteers very easy to be with. You see, my granddaughter has always been quite but this wonderful place makes her feel at home. The 2nd year she was there her dad dropped out due to work schedule and now I go with her. This is our special time with each other. We both love helping out, playing with the animals and just loving them. I recommend volunteering at the Humane Society because they provide a great service to San Antonio, they provide a clean, loving atmosphere to these animals and I say it's great for a young person to learn how to care for, and give back to their community. I also say it's a great way to spend time with your children or grand children and show them by example the importance of giving of their time to an organization that needs the help and showing them that it feels good to give. My granddaughter is in her 4th year of volunteering and she wouldn't have it any other way, she feels good about herself.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering three years ago. This is a great place. The animals receive loving care. I have helped with volunteer day and birthday parties. Also, I adopted a dog that I worked with from there. He is a wonderful addition to our family. This is a good place to volunteer and volunteers are very much appreciated.