San Antonio Humane Society


 

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IMPORTANT UPDATE!
Out of an abundance of caution and in order to ensure the safety and health of our staff, volunteers, and members of our community, we are closed to the general public and are not accepting new volunteer applications until further notice. Thank you for understanding!


About Us

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Our Mission is to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay/neuter programs, and community education.

Our Vision is to end pet overpopulation and to create a community where every dog and cat is treated with respect and compassion and has a permanent and loving home.

The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. The SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates thousands of dogs and cats every year. Many of the dogs and cats in our care have been abused, injured, surrendered by their owners, or found as strays. As a no-kill organization, every treatable pet in our care stays in our care until they find a home or necessary placement with another no-kill organization. No pet in our care is ever euthanized to create space. Thousands of dogs and cats in San Antonio and its surrounding areas are saved from euthanasia every year due to the mission and practices of the SAHS.

Through our adoption, volunteer, foster, spay/neuter, and educational programs, we inform and educate the public on the importance of responsible pet ownership. We serve as one of the largest dog and cat adoption organizations in San Antonio, Texas, helping to decrease the community’s large pet overpopulation problem in a humane manner. As a local nonprofit, we are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). We do not receive funding from the federal government, the HSUS, or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

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About Our Programs


SAHS General Volunteer Program

The SAHS General Volunteer Program offers individuals a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from socializing our shelter pets to helping our staff with clerical duties and everything in between. The SAHS can accept general volunteers as young as 16 years of age.  Applicants 18 years and older will be required to complete a background check.

To learn more and apply, please click the "Member Groups" tab at the top of your page and select SAHS General Volunteer Application. 

 

Court Mandated Community Service

Court Mandated Community Service hours are available at the SAHS for individuals needing to complete hours for minor traffic violations only. Court Mandated Volunteer jobs revolve around cleaning and consist of little to no animal interaction. The SAHS can accept court mandated volunteers as young as 16 years of age.  Applicants 18 years and older will be required to complete a background check.  Applicants are approved on a case by case basis by the Volunteer Coordinator.

To learn more and apply, please click the "Member Groups" tab at the top of your page and select Court Mandated Community Service Application. 

 

Volunteer for a Day

One-time volunteer opportunities are a great way to expose your group to the shelter and the volunteer program.  The SAHS can provide tailored volunteer experiences which best match your group and the current need of the SAHS. All Volunteer for a Day program participants will receive a SAHS Volunteer Day shirt and a group photo with one of our shelter pets.

Work/Corporate Groups

Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate. Groups must consist of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 30 participants. Volunteer for a Day programs run an average of three hours.

The fee for this program is as follows:

  • $200 for up to 10 participants
  • $400 for up to 20 participants
  • $600 for up to 30 participants

For more information, please email volunteer@SAhumane.org.

 

School Academic or Athletic Groups

Participants must be at least 16 years of age to participate independently. We can accept groups with members under the age of 16 on a case by case bases.  Groups must consist of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 30 participants. Volunteer for a Day programs run an average of three hours. The fee for this program is as follows:

  • $100 for up to 10 participants
  • $200 for up to 20 participants
  • $300 for up to 30 participants

For more information, please email volunteer@SAhumane.org.


How to Apply

Click the "Member Groups" tab at the top of the page and select the application for the program you wish to join. You'll then be taken to that program's page. From there, just follow the directions on the page to apply! 

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Created on Dec 2, 2017