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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Izzy H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I got my 2 girls from the SA humane society a little over a year and a half ago and it was one of the best decisions ever. I had never gone through a shelter process myself before, as I had just moved out and got my own place, but the people at the shelter made it the smoothest and quickest process ever. Sabrina Fowler was so nice and caring through the whole process and still to this day does she contact me and alway asks how my girls are doing. a couple months ago I took a trip to visit family in England and didn't have anyone to watch my girls, Sabrina watched them the whole time and took them to work with her and some workers there even taught my girls tricks!! I am so incredibly thankful for the SA humane society and all they do for not only for the girls and I, but for everyone and every animal. definitely a 5 star place and definitely recommend.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In May 2011, we came into the Humane Society in search of a dog to bring home to our loving family. It was just myself, my husband and our previous brown lab, Sophie. We are both dog lovers and were aching for another dog to join our family. Sophie is a very rambunkshis 4 year old 'puppy' that was in need of a best friend.
We started our search through the first dog building and saw many dogs that would have been great, but we decided to keep looking for that one special dog. So we made our way into the second building, half way down the aisle on the right side, there she was. Her name was Majestic at the time and she sat back quietly in her cage while all the other dogs barked with excitement. We knew we wanted a calm dog that would be great with Sophie and eventually good with kids and as we watched her body language we just knew we had found her. After the paper work and interview Majestic was home, at last.
We decided since she didn't know her new name yet, we would change it to Ruby, just like the gem. And what a gem we found in this dog!!! She is SO very loving and waits patiently for us to get home so that she can snuggle in our laps. Her and Sophie are new best friends and I begin to wonder how they lived without each other. Everywhere one of them goes, the other one follows. Ruby is a great listener and when we take them on our evening walks Ruby follows by our side obediently without a leash. They have been swimming together, constantly playing with tennis balls together and laying happily in the sunshine.
We could not have found a more perfect dog in Ruby and I strongly advise anyone in search for their own 'gem' to adapt from the San Antonio Humane Society or any no kill animal shelter in their area.
Thank you SAHS for making this possible and saving so many lives, we will forever be grateful!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had several great experiences with the San Antonio Humane Society as a donor, volunteer, and concerned citizen. Not only did they find a forever home for an abandoned dog that I turned in, but I have seen such a great initiative on their part in the city. I've seen them on local tv channels showcasing some of the animals, organizing fun pet related activities, taking in rescued animals from other cities in times of crisis, and I joined in a fun 5k run to raise money for the organization. In a city that seems to fall behind in animal welfare outreach programs and education, the Humane Society is paving the way and I am thankful for their hard work.