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San Antonio Humane Society

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Nonprofit Overview

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

97 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our first experience was adopting a dog. This is a well run organization. The facility is well maintained and they take great care of the animals. The staff and volunteers are all dedicated to taking care of the animals.

We also recently started volunteering, and they do a great job accommodating volunteers. The staff are all good to work with and they have a good orientation program.

Sheila A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with many nonprofit organizations. I can tell you The San Antonio Humane Society staff and volunteers work endless hours on ensuring furry friends find forever homes . Every year they come up with creative and educational ways to get community involvement

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Became a volunteer here because I thought I could help. Became an adopted puppy mom because I fell in love. Became a donor because I saw that not a penny is wasted. After nine years, I am still constantly amazed at the dedication and compassion I see here everyday, and the feats that are achieved within the budget of a non-profit organization. If you have time and/ or money to give to the SAHS, please do so. You will not regret it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a donor, volunteer, and adopter, I feel I know the San Antonio Humane Society very well. With the large homeless animal population here in San Antonio, the need to find homes for dogs and cats is a never ending task. But day after day, I witness the hard work the staff, volunteers, fosters, and board do to place these pets in loving homes. These sweet animals are given a safe, clean, healthy, and kind environment until they are adopted into their forever homes.

So if you have a home to share or a donation to make, the San Antonio Humane Society is the perfect place to do so !

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Donna L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The SAHS reaches out with a wide net in the San Antonio area. They take in homeless pets, work with other shelters, increase awareness of pet population issues, provide low cost spay/neuter and utilize foster homes for pets who need the gift of time. I am proud to volunteer and foster for this awesome group of animal lovers.

Sara M. M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering is the SAHS has been one of the most rewarding experiences. Everyone makes a difference! The staff is awesome...always willing to help new volunteers learn new skills. There is an array of ways to get involved...training, socializing, bathing, walking/playing, helping at the clinic, being a Camp Humane counselor, greeting visitors, answering questions of potential adopters, plus more. Come out and join the team—see for yourself the miracles they accomplish everyday.

lslarson53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a weekly volunteer at the San Antonio Humane Society for many years. It is a wonderful place to help these animals secure their forever home. The staff are caring and they love animals! My thing is to help out in the kitty cottage and assist in socializing the cats. It is my joy. We get to know the cats that are available and can help potential adoptees find that special pet.

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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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the variety of events that SAHS is a part of....both hosting and attending. It gives us volunteers plenty of opportunities to get involved both at the shelter and out in the community. They also do a great job of keeping in touch with us about these volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering here! They take great care of the dogs and cats!

Taylor W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with the San Antonio Humane Society has been very valuable to me because I am able to help cats and dogs find forever homes by socializing and training them. I am very happy when the cats and dogs get adopted and go home to loving families.

1 William J H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at the San Antonio Humane Society for four Years. When I first started training dogs, this little rat terrier caught my eye and I started training him. I worked with him for 8 months. He had been at the shelter for over an year and had been on TV a couple of times and still could not get adopted. The decision was made to transfer him out to a shelter in Midland, Texas to see if he could find a forever home. The day before he was scheduled to leave I decided to take him home with me. He has been ours for three years now and has been a great dog. His name was Maxx at the shelter, but all of the dog's names in our family start with a B, so now his name is Baxx. His brother, a Shih Tsu, is named Bandit. They are both great dogs and get along together well. Volunteering at the SAHS has been a great experience for me. All of the employees and volunteers are very dedicated to finding good homes for the shelter pets. If you love animals and want to make difference in shelter pet's lives the SAHS is a great place to be a volunteer!

Jeccalou

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at this organization for 4 years. I have made life-long friends and have met some amazing animals. I am currently a Lead Volunteer on the Volunteer Dog Training Team (VDTT). This organization has opened up opportunities that I never thought existed. I learned about the world of dog training and discovered a true passion of mine. SAHS has allowed me to learn and grow as a dog trainer and a leader and will forever be in their debt.

Being in my position, I get to share knowledge, educate and empower the VDTT, and help the dogs in our care. Attached is a photo of some of the members of the Volunteer Dog Training Team. I couldn't be prouder of these individuals and how our program is grown. It is truly amazing to be around like-minded individuals.

Not only am I a volunteer but I am a proud adopter. I have adopted 3 dogs from the shelter, all with their own personalities and their own issues. I couldn't be happier with having them in my life and bringing me joy each day.

This is a great organization that appreciates their volunteers and values our opinions.