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San Antonio Humane Society

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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

72 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't explain how much happiness,joy,and love was missing from our life until we walked into my San Antonio Humane Society and met our Son Pierre aka Cooter Brown.
The utmost respect to this amazing supportive staff for all the work and help they bring to these animals lives when they have no one. The love they showed to our Cooter Brown followed and radiated into his transition into his new house.
We were so appreciate For the Love of nourishment support and respect they gave to our dog. He was house trained from day one,but the actions he showed and love he showed was what we grew to love. The boy gives puppy hugs and puppy kisses,plays amazingly well with other animals and respects his house, and is such a guardian and best friend to his little brother who is only 2 months old.
I have to say,they d idnt save him,he saved us.

1 Rebecca Adams W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted from San Antonio Humane Society a few weeks. Our process was great! Everyone was helpful and answered all of our questions. We came for several days before deciding on our cat, Bluz. He has been such a great addition to our family. San Antonio Humance Society will be where we get future pets. Their facility was clean and well taken care of. We enjoyed the courtyard they have. Highly recommend them.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

In August of last year, I walked into the San Antonio Humane Society to just look, while my friends considered adopting. Then, I saw Dino and Barney and they were snuggling on top of each other! They were inseparable and I loved them at first sight. So I adopted them both. I am so grateful I went with my friends that day. These little angels are the heart of my home and I will always be grateful to The San Antonio Humane Society for rescuing them. They still are inseparable and love to cuddle. They play together and have such an abundance of love to give! Our family can't thank them enough. ❤️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Dino and Barney together from SA Humane Society, as they were inseparable. It was clear how much they love each other and wanted to stay together. They have brought so much joy and love to me , my family and friends. Thank you for how helpful and nice everyone was during the adoption process and thank you for my little angels!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The San Antonio Humane Society was incredibly helpful in assisting me in selecting a forever fur friend. Their animals are clean, healthy, and well loved by the volunteers taking care of them. Adopting from them was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend anyone looking for a new pet or a place to show support for check them out.- Christina Guerra

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is like no other shelter. Not only are they a no-kill shelter, it is incredibly clean and the animals are very well taken care of. The kennel techs assist in helping you find the dog or cat that is best suited to your family or needs. All of my family has adopted from here just within the last two years and we are all happy with our experience and our companion pets.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I visited the San Antonio Humane Society on 5/12/2017 and immediately bonded with Blue, a 3 month old hound mix. He has bonded with our family pack and is best buds with our other hound mix street rescue, Bones.

We also adopted our eldest senior pack member from San Antonio Humane Society 11 years ago. Here are pictures of our pack at play in the back yard!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent time here volunteering while I was in nursing school. I got to volunteer wherever I wanted for the day which was often where I was needed per my choice. Walking the dogs, I fell in love with one particular hound dog and had to take her home. Together, we made a guest appearance on TV promoting Paws on the Patio. She's been with me for 8 years now. SAHS is a fantastic organization to volunteer with. The sky is the limit with SAHS. Use your talents and time to help care for the sweet animals.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am honored and thrilled to be a part of this wonderful nonprofit... It is full of wonderful, furry friends and fabulous people who care for them in SO many ways!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My whole family are believers in adoptions, we all have wonderful doggie fur babies that we have all adopted, my little boy baby came from an abused home and has so much love he gives to us everyday, he has turned into one of the joy of our lives, he is lovable and funny and after two years still has a few social issues he is trying to overcome, like going after peoples toes, but that is only if he doesn't know them, then he will turn around and jump up in their laps for non stop petting. Our family has adopted, young to old and cannot think of a batter way to get a new member in the family. These dogs are so grateful and show it everyday. He responds under different names but we usually call him bubba. He is part shelty and part Llasa Apso. I feel mixed breeds are so much more healthy, my little girl Priscella is shitzu and chiwahawa and she runs the house, her name fits her personality perfectly. I will alway adopt, my sister adopts, my grown kids adopt and my mother adopts, what this shelter does is provides so much for these animals, if I worked there i would be taking them all home, but Priscella won't allow that! Please adopt, the rewards are so worth it. I will never get another (grown) baby any other way!

2 Evette M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Pepe in March 2009 while on my post deployment R&R from Afghanistan. We then road tripped to Fort Bragg NC, till I returned back home in San Antonio. Pepe is my world and I owe it to the Humane Society of San Antonio for connecting us. Thank you!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 1

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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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.

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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!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

2 Patience2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

1 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.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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!