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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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love the mission! Love the animals! Love the people who work SO hard every single day to help these lucky pets find a forever home ❤️

Donor

Rating: 5

I wanted to give locally, and after visiting the San Antonio Humane Society, the choice was easy. I found the SAHS staffed with wonderful people and selfless, caring volunteers. The grounds and buildings are well maintained and feel more like a "pet resort". Best of all are the sweet animals that are so well cared for and loved while they are waiting to find their forever homes. Thanks SAHS for all that you do!

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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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Donor

Rating: 5

I donated small sums of money to the San Antonio Humane Society for many years. Then, after retirement, I became a volunteer. Here, I found a volunteer home! Observing the staff interaction with the public, each other, and most importantly, the animals, has made volunteering a joy! Seeing that the welfare of the animals is always top priority with this organization made me want to do more. I therefore became a member of the Circle of Friends, pledging a certain amount a money for five years. I have volunteered and donated for many years now, and cannot imagine a more rewarding use of my time and money!

If you care about animals and want to support an organization which is totally dedicated to their welfare and finding them forever homes, the San Antonio Humane Society is the place to donate your time or money, or both!

rdcoben

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I became "Circle of Friends" donors to the San Antonio Humane Society almost 4 years ago. There is not a finer organization that you can help out either by donating or volunteering . Their facility is of the highest standards and is very kept clean and sanitary. Their staff is well trained, friendly, and care deeply about helping. It makes us feel good to know that we can do our part to help these sweet animals find loving homes.
This year I plan on becoming more involved by not only doubling our annual financial contribution but I plan to volunteer my time to participate on one of their committee's as an Ambassador.
I feel that when you "pay it forward" to help others the rewards of life come right back to you in return.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The San Antonio Humane Society is so skillfully managed, so humane in the care of its charges, so successful in its mission that I can truthfully say that the dogs and cats sheltered there are the lucky ones. The shelter finds loving homes for over 97 percent of the animals it receives, a rate about three times the national average. And while the San Antonio Humane Society works hard at its goals of rescue, shelter, spaying and neutering and adoption, it goes beyond the work of most animal shelters by taking its mission to the community. The shelter has instituted a program in public schools to educate young people on the humane treatment of animals and proper veterinary care; it partners with other animal shelters by accepting orphaned dogs and cats from them that might otherwise be euthanized; it offers the public behind-the-scenes tours of its facility twice monthly--with nothing hidden. Its grounds are tranquil, its kennels immaculate, its staff and volunteers devoted--I love volunteering at this extraordinary organization.

Previous Stories

Donor

Rating: 5

Imagine a cheerful animal shelter, one that makes you realize that the animals in the facility are the lucky ones. Imagine a shelter where the dogs and cats are tended by skilled, loving staff, a shelter where there is ample room for dogs to run and willing volunteers to exercise them. Imagine a shelter where the cats are cuddled, where every area is immaculate, and where each animal accepted will find a loving, forever home. It's not your imagination--it's the San Antonio Humane Society.

In a city with a large homeless pet population, the San Antonio Humane Society cares for more than 5,000 orphaned pets each year. It not only nurses abandoned animals back to health (the Society has a 95% save rate), it makes sure each animal is spayed or neutered before adoption and released to its new family with a modestly priced basket of benefits. Among them: food, vaccinations, introductory veterinary care and health insurance, microchip and collar and tag.

The Humane Society serves the community through summer camp programs for young people, hurricane evacuation work and educational tours at the facility and off campus.

The staff and volunteers work hard, but with skill, love and dedication. A visit to the San Antonio Humane Society is a joy.

Donor

Rating: 5

We found our two dogs here in 2009. We were very pleased with the staff and how helpful everyone was. The facilities are very open and inviting to those wishing to look at the animals placed there. I would recommend anyone looking for a new pet to try the San Antonio Humane Society! We love our dogs.