Basic Organization Information
HUMANE SOCIETY OF SAN ANTONIO
- Also Known As:
San Antonio Humane Society
- Physical Address:
San Antonio, TX
- Web URL:
- NTEE Category:
D Animal related
D20 Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
D Animal related
D99 Animal Related Activities N.E.C.
- Year Founded:
- Ruling Year:
To protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay and neuter services, and community education. The Humane Society of San Antonio is a "No-Kill" animal shelter. We are the #1 pet adoption agency in San Antonio.
Ms. Nancy F. May
30 years in Executive Management
To create a community where every dog and cat is treated with respect, compassion and has a permanent, loving home. Our goal is to end pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs, as well as education.
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Humane Society Programs
- Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
The San Antonio Humane Society is an non-profit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. We are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States nor the ASPCA. Every year, we shelter, medically treat, and rehabilitate more than 5,000 pets that have been injured, abused, or abandoned until they are ready for adoption. As an adoption guarantee organization, we only euthanize pets that we are unable to treat, have a condition that poses a significant threat to the other pets in the shelter, or that have aggression issues.
Through our Adoption, Volunteer, Foster Care, and Humane Education programs, we educate the public on the importance of responsible pet ownership, micro-chipping, spaying, and neutering.
Program Long-Term Success:
Our vision is to create a community where every dog and cat is treated with respect and compassion, and has a permanent and loving home. In addition, we wish to end pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs, as well as education.
Program Short-Term Success:
On average, we are educating approximately 4,000 children each year in schools and through our Camp Humane program. We adopt, approximately, 5,000 dogs and cats annually, as well as spay/neuter upward of 9,800 animals. Our foster program has grown to 150 families who open up their hearts and homes to animals in need of time to convalesce and prepare for adoption.
Program Success Monitored by:
Live release rate, number of animals adopted, individuals educated and spay/neuter statistics.
Program Success Examples:
Bradley was found by a Good Samaritan. He was a black lab mix with a mangled leg and tail. We learned of his plight after the Good Samaritan took to social media looking for help. We invited the Bradley and his care-taker to our shelter where the dog was almost immediately prepped for surgery. He was placed into our foster program where he had time to heal, prior to being put up for adoption. While Bradley ultimately lost his leg and a good portion of his tail, he was put up for adoption and did find his forever home.
From our 2012 Annual Report: We have found new homes for 5,388 pets, of which 2,000 were transferred from San Antonio's open intake shelter (Animal Care Services). This significant achievement resulted in helping the city more than double their live-result rate in just one year.
Our live release rate is 96.7%. In a shelter environment, it is impossible to have a 100% live release rate. Some pets arrive to us too injured or too ill for us to treat. And, as life takes course, some animals pass away of natural causes. In the end, the San Antonio Humane Society is charged with offering "humane treatment". We do that day-in and day-out.
For more in-depth information about this organization's impact, view their Charting Impact Report