San Antonio Humane Society

Connecting Friends for Life

aka San Antonio Humane Society   |   San Antonio, TX   |  http://www.sahumane.org

Mission

The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a nonprofit, no-kill organization that shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates thousands of animals every year. Our mission is to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay and neuter programs, and community education.

Ruling year info

1962

President/CEO

Ms. Nancy F. May

Main address

4804 Fredericksburg Rd

San Antonio, TX 78229 USA

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Formerly known as

Humane Society/SPCA of Bexar County

EIN

74-6024105

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

San Antonio is home to thousands of homeless, neglected, and abused dogs and cats. Without access to food, water, shelter, and medical care, these pets are at constant risk of starvation, dehydration, disease, exposure, and other trauma that could result in serious injury or even death. It is our mission to save as many of these homeless pets as possible by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay/neuter programs, and community education.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program

We provide low-cost spay/neuter services to help control the massive overpopulation of homeless pets in our city.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our wellness clinics provide preventative care for pet parents at an affordable cost.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our volunteer foster parents give care and comfort to sick, injured, or orphaned pets until they are ready for adoption.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our volunteers assist us daily in our mission of caring for sick, injured, and abandoned pets.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Humane Education is a special type of instruction that encourages empathy, compassion, and respect for people, animals, and the environment as well as recognizing the connection among these. We believe that introducing Humane Education into a child’s life early and often will help ensure a more kind and compassionate future

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Our goal is to connect friends for life by matching our shelter pets with their perfect forever families.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

While COVID-19 restrictions affected our overall spay/neuter numbers in FY 2020, we were still able to provide thousands of pets with our high-volume spay/neuter program.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Pet Adoptions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

COVID-19 health restrictions affected our ability to provide in-person pet adoptions in FY 2020. However, we successfully found forever homes for over 2,000 pets with our no-contact adoption process.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Volunteer Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Because of COVID-19 health restrictions, we were unable to allow volunteers on campus for much of FY 2020. We are so grateful for our volunteers who were able to serve our pets on a limited basis.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Humane Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In FY 2020, COVID-19 health restrictions forced our Humane Education program to think outside of the box and go virtual, which enabled us to double our educational reach!

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals are to:

-Decrease the stray pet population through low-cost spay/neuter programs and community education.
-Provide shelter, medical treatment, and loving care to as many needy pets who have been abandoned, abused, and neglected as possible.
-Provide affordable preventative medical care for pet owners.
-Educate our city's children on the importance of pet responsibility and humane living.
-Find loving forever homes for the amazing dogs and cats in our care.
-Advocate for the voiceless in our mission to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats in our city.

-We will continue to provide low-cost services for San Antonio's pet owners, including affordable spay/neuter surgeries and preventative medical care.

-We will generate awareness of our services as well as the challenges facing our community through media, events, and information sessions.

-We will strive to expand our services and capabilities to reach as many needy pets as possible, regardless of their owners' socioeconomic status.

-We will continue to grow our Humane Education program to teach our city's children the importance of responsible pet ownership, so the next generation of pet owners will not continue to add to the overpopulation of homeless pets in San Antonio.

We have a team of talented, experienced and dedicated leaders in the areas of veterinary medicine, animal welfare and care, adoption services, education, and communications. In addition, our volunteer program provides us the depth of staff required to achieve our goals.

While we have contributed significantly to the live release rate improvement at Animal Care Services (San Antonio), there remains a significant stray animal challenge in our community. We must continue to focus on the root cause of the problem, in order to see significant progress toward our vision.

In 2017, the City of San Antonio chose the SAHS to run the Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic in the Southside of town. With the addition of this 2nd location, we completed nearly double the amount of spay/neuter surgeries we typically accomplish in a year. We are thrilled with this achievement as we believe sterilization surgeries afford us the greatest opportunity to combat the neglect, abuse, and abandonment of innocent pets by considerably decreasing the number of unwanted births.

In 2019, the SAHS completed construction of the Leeu Naylor Medical Building. This state-of-the-art medical building will allow us to DOUBLE the number of spay/neuter surgeries performed at the SAHS on Fredericksburg Road to an annual count of 20,000.

Other goals include:
-Simultaneously performing surgeries on injured pets without putting spay/neuter surgeries on hold
-Diversifying and expanding the types of medical cases we are able to receive
-Isolating the management of contagious, but treatable, diseases
-Increasing space to hold and care for animals awaiting and recovering from treatments or procedures

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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San Antonio Humane Society

Board of directors
as of 7/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Eric McCormick


Board co-chair

Ms. Martha Lupo

Robert Ochoa

Kathy Zeltmann

Ron Bartnett

Shamila Behal

Rich Braune

Terry Brechtel

Lynnell Burkett

Dina Cole

Sandra Dance

Max Golman

Hugo Hernandez

Christian Ledoux

Scott Matkin

Beth Morgan

Art Ordoqui

Ann Reeder

Cathy Ritter

Jessica Saldana

Hilary Saunders

Mary Stefl

Robert Ochoa

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes