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San Antonio Humane Society

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

Mission: To protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay and neuter programs, and community education.

Results: The SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates thousands of dogs and cats every year.

Target demographics: Those living in San Antonio and the surrounding area who are passionate about dogs and cats.

Direct beneficiaries per year: By adopting out thousands of dogs and cats a year, the SAHS gives abused, injured, surrendered, and stray animals an opportunity to find a forever, loving home.

Programs: Adoption, Spay/Neuter Services, Wellness Clinics, Microchipping, Humane Education, Volunteer Opportunities, Disaster Relief, Pet Guardianships, Transfer Programs, and Medical Rescue

Community Stories

108 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome organization - well stewarded donations at work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I foster for the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS). We just love how they take care of their animals and are a no-kill shelter. Not only do they take care and adopt out animals, but they also make sure that the animals are in top shape. They help the fosters by making sure they have everything they need, from food, bedding, toys, and medications if needed. They even have classes you can take to know what to do in emergencies, how to take care of babies, etc. In our opinion, San Antonio Humane Society is the best shelter in town!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The first time I visited SAHS was in 2005, I wanted to adopt a cat. I was immediately impressed with how clean and bright the buildings are, the adoption areas are spotless and the employees are SOOOOOO friendly and helpful. Needless to say, I left with Fiona, the most wonderful kitten there. 14 years later, she's still my favorite!

A few years later, I started fostering kittens, cats, puppies and dogs for SAHS. I have had so much fun! The staff are always very helpful and nice. They always have answers and words of encouragement. I will foster for them forever!

1 Barbara P.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are great people at the brooks location
Helpful and work very hard to get the animals in when they have spay neuter clinics.

1 Vicki Crank Wewe R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have gone to the SA Humane Society for neutering my dog and heartworm test/medication as well as vaccinations for my cats. They are professional, polite, and wonderful people.

Carolyn N.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love, love, love this place. We have adopted from here twice, and now I volunteer as a foster for them. Their passion for the job and love of animals is apparent.

Kathy Z.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The SAHS follows its mission to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats in the San Antonio area. The staff and the leadership are professional, passionate and caring; animals in their care receive the respect and support they deserve until they are placed in their "forever" homes. My experience with this organization has been, without exception, very positive.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for the SAHS and it has been one of the best experiences of my life. It’s amazing to see first hand what a difference this organization is making.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work as a volunteer here and everyone who works here is very kind and caring towards the animals in this shelter.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Staff is very helpful and the animals are well taken care of

Faith M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have so enjoyed my time volunteering at the SAHS!! My schedule changes often. It is so easy to go help on my time. They are a wonderful group of employees and volunteers. I am always informed of opportunities to help with events and special needs of the day. So caring. The animals are always the focus. It's my happy place. I love being there. Anything I can do to help. It's a real honor to be part of this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great non-kill animal shelter. The staff clearly love the animals in their care. Also the facility is always very clean and on top of the newest protocols for the health and benefit of the animals that temporarily live there.

Beth Mull M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I haven’t met anyone involved with this organization that hasn’t had their whole hearts in it. The animals are treated with respect and love. They are given dignity with a clean facility and even have music played for them. I love being a volunteer here and only wish I could volunteer more often.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer here and I have adopted from this facility. It's obvious that they truly want the best for the animals they have in their care.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My family has had experience with the SA Humane Society in several ways. I have volunteered with the organization for about four years. My family has adopted a kitten from them, and my grandson has participated in their summer camp for three seasons. My husband and I are also donors. We would not be so involved with this organization if we were not confident that the Society is effective in caring for orphaned, mistreated and abandoned animals in the San Antonio area. The staff, the board and the volunteers are to be highly commended for the difference they are making in our community. Kudos, San Antonio Humane Society!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The facility is very organized, very clean, the staff and volunteers are very caring and loving towards the pets.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Staff work exceptionally hard to ensure animals get great care. Dedicated volunteers help as well. Animals are clean and in a safe environment where the ultimate goal is to match to the right forever home.

Caitlin S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been volunteering at SAHS since 2012, and still greatly enjoy the variety and reward of the experience. Helping people find the perfect fit for a new companion is wonderful, though sometimes the condition animals are brought in to the shelter in is disheartening.
For the most part, the staff value the volunteers' work, though some in the past have treated us as more of a nuisance. None of those stay long, thankfully.
Walking dogs, washing or training them, helping with cat adoptions, socializing either animal, laundry, adoption events, clinic or clerical assistance, etc... There's a variety of needs to suit any skill level or preference for an animal lover.

Kyungja Kwon Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are always volunteers who assist employees to take care of these animals.
They were cared for, loved and well taken care of. You can tell compared to regular pounds, these dogs and cats are happy. They get individual attention all the time.
Thus they make highly adoptable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just recently started to volunteer, and I am loving it. The different sections are clean and well taken care of. The animals are also well taken care of. I do like how their adoption process is. They really do care about where they are going to and who their new family is. Everyone is very professional and friendly. Great place!