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  • Hurricane Harvey

    HurricaneHarveyDonation

    Since Hurricane Harvey began its devastation along the Texas coast, the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) continues to shelter and assist pets displaced and at risk due to the destructive weather. Among these evacuees are pets forced to temporarily seek shelter at the SAHS due to the total loss of their homes and shelter pets transferred from the gulf coast due to hazardous conditions and loss of resources.

    The SAHS has already made multiple trips to flooded and devastated areas to deliver supplies and rescue dogs and cats in need, and dozens more are on their way. We are currently working with several partners on a national level, to clear our shelter and make room for more storm victims and evacuees as the need arises.

    For those looking to help assist the SAHS’s efforts, donations are being accepted through the Harvey’s Heroes Emergency Fund. This fund will help the SAHS offset growing expenses as the SAHS continues to shelter and care for pet evacuees and strays affected by Hurricane Harvey.

    Updates: Since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Coast,
    - The SAHS has rescued, temporarily sheltered, and/or transferred close to 400 dogs and cats from devastated areas.
    - Supplied or plan to help supply shelters in Corpus Christi, Portland, Aransas Pass, and Houston, Texas.
    - 100 pets (already residing at the SAHS and those recently transferred from other shelters due to the storm) have been transported by land and air to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and other areas up north to find their forever home.
    - For more updates, follow us on social media at our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

    September 4: Another successful morning with the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) as we waved goodbye to 25 dogs making their way north for the opportunity to find their new forever homes. In total, the PAART land and air team transported 67 pets (residents from the SAHS and pets transferred from various shelters along the coast) to Pennsylvania.

    How YOU can Help:

    Every day shines a brilliant light on the generosity of our community—there are so many individuals and groups to thank as we continue assisting with Harvey disaster relief. We are trying our best to express all our thanks (we hope it shows!), but just know: we and our pets are overwhelmed by your hospitality and your thoughts during this busy time.

    Foster

    As a no-kill shelter, space is always limited. Help us free up more space by fostering a pet in need!

    Volunteer Help
    To those interested in volunteering at the San Antonio Humane Society, to assist our staff with the influx of Hurricane Harvey evacuee pets, strays, transfer pets, etc., we ask that you please visit SAhumane.org/volunteer to sign up as a volunteer. Thank you so much to those who have volunteered their time to help all of our pets at the SAHS!

    Donate
    Whether you’re able to give supplies or funds, every bit helps!
    Donate to our Harvey’s Heroes Emergency Fund and help us offset our growing expenses as we continue to shelter and care for pet evacuees and strays affected by Hurricane Harvey.

    Supplies Needed:
    Big Plastic Bins (with lids)
    Blankets
    Beds
    Paper Towels
    Toys
    Cat Litter
    Harnesses
    Bug Spray (for our staff & volunteers)
    Also see our wish list

    Address:
    San Antonio Humane Society
    4804 Fredericksburg Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78229

    Read More
  • Disaster Preparedness

    The San Antonio Humane Society is prepared to assist with pet evacuees from Hurricane Harvey

    If you are displaced at the AT&T Center (1 AT&T Center Parkway, SA, TX 78219), please take your pet/s to 200 Gembler Road, SA, TX 78219, where Animal Care Services can assist you.

    For those not residing or planning to reside at the AT&T Center, please bring your pet/s to the SAHS (4804 Fredericksburg Road, SA, TX 78229) for temporary emergency assistance. We will ask for current rabies vaccination records, if that isn’t available, we will provide a FREE rabies vaccination and Bordetella vaccination. If your pet shows any signs of aggression or has a contagious illness that could affect our SAHS pets, we unfortunately will not be able to house them here.

    If you have any questions, please call (210) 226-7461 or (210) 518-9742.

    Hurricane Harvey Information for San Antonio Visitors


    Protecting your pet
    Natural disasters and emergencies happen quickly, and often we are not fully prepared. Being properly equipped to meet the needs of your family - including our four-legged loved ones - when an emergency does strike, is crucial. Think ahead and take steps now to be prepared. You'll feel better knowing you've planned for what to do before, during and after a major storm or unexpected emergency. The San Antonio Humane Society has compiled this page of resources to help our community members guard their pets' health and safety in the event of a disaster or emergency.

    Before a disaster strikes:

    • Make sure your pet is microchipped and the registration is up-to-date.
    • Keep your pets vaccinations current and your paperwork easily accessible. Pet shelters may require proof of vaccines.
    • Be sure to keep a collar with proper identification and rabies tag on your pet.
    • Spay or neuter your pet so it won't become pregnant or impregnate other animals if becomes lost in an emergency.
    • Research and make a list of potential refuges for your pet including shelters, veterinary clinics, friends and relatives.
    • Make a list of pet friendly hotels/motels. You can download and print our list of San Antonio area pet-friendly hotels for help.
    • Pet owners should keep an emergency pet supply kit on hand at all times. Use a waterproof, easily transportable container.


    During a disaster:


    • Bring your pets inside well in advance of a storm.
    • Never leave a pet chained outside.
    • Pets can become frightened by unfamiliar noises. Keeping your pet within sight when possible will reassure him.
    • Never tranquilize your pets. It might inhibit their natural survival instincts needed to escape potential danger.
    • If you are instructed to evacuate, bring your pets with you! If animals are left behind they may get injured or lost. List of pet friendly hotels in San Antonio can be and also on this page.
    • Have your pet emergency kit at hand.

    After a disaster:

    • Help re-orient your pets to their home by walking them on a leash. They may be confused or lost if landmarks and familiar scents are altered.
    • Be on the look out for downed power lines, debris and reptiles brought in with high water that could pose danger.
    • Contact your local animal control office if a pet is missing to find out where lost animals can be recovered. Bring a recent picture of your pet, tattoo number or microchip number.
    • Don't allow your pet to drink water or eat food that may have been contaminated.
    • Animals can become aggressive or defensive after a disaster. Monitor their behavior and contact your veterinarian with questions if it does not subside.


    Pet safety in the aftermath:


    • In the days and weeks that follow a natural disaster, displaced people and companion animals face many dangers. Many natural disasters create hazardous, life-threatening situations for helpless strays and displaced pets.
    • Homes, landmarks and familiar scents that animals use to find their way home or recognize safe areas can simply vanish after a disaster. This causes disorientation, panic and stress, and leads dogs and cats seeking refuge into hazardous situations.
    • Floodwaters contaminated with waste and bacteria can cause intestinal parasites and gastroenteritis. Most forms of water borne bacteria are transmittable to both animals and humans, resulting in widespread infection.
    • Animals trying to swim in floodwaters can quickly become exhausted and drown.
    • Floating hazards such as building materials, tree limbs and street signs can cause severe injury to animals and result in infections.
    • Downed power lines and the extension of water hazards expand the territories of alligators and snakes that pose a deadly threat to pets.
    • In addition to water supplies, food sources become contaminated as well. Displaced dogs and cats are frightened, thirsty and very hungry and do not understand that they should steer clear of standing water and any food they may find.
    Read More

Featured Articles

  • 1 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2 Disaster Preparedness
  • Hurricane Harvey

    HurricaneHarveyDonation

    Since Hurricane Harvey began its devastation along the Texas coast, the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) continues to shelter and assist pets displaced and at risk due to the destructive weather. Among these evacuees are pets forced to temporarily seek shelter at the SAHS due to the total loss of their homes and shelter pets transferred from the gulf coast due to hazardous conditions and loss of resources.

    The SAHS has already made multiple trips to flooded and devastated areas to deliver supplies and rescue dogs and cats in need, and dozens more are on their way. We are currently working with several partners on a national level, to clear our shelter and make room for more storm victims and evacuees as the need arises.

    For those looking to help assist the SAHS’s efforts, donations are being accepted through the Harvey’s Heroes Emergency Fund. This fund will help the SAHS offset growing expenses as the SAHS continues to shelter and care for pet evacuees and strays affected by Hurricane Harvey.

    Updates: Since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Coast,
    - The SAHS has rescued, temporarily sheltered, and/or transferred close to 400 dogs and cats from devastated areas.
    - Supplied or plan to help supply shelters in Corpus Christi, Portland, Aransas Pass, and Houston, Texas.
    - 100 pets (already residing at the SAHS and those recently transferred from other shelters due to the storm) have been transported by land and air to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and other areas up north to find their forever home.
    - For more updates, follow us on social media at our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

    September 4: Another successful morning with the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) as we waved goodbye to 25 dogs making their way north for the opportunity to find their new forever homes. In total, the PAART land and air team transported 67 pets (residents from the SAHS and pets transferred from various shelters along the coast) to Pennsylvania.

    How YOU can Help:

    Every day shines a brilliant light on the generosity of our community—there are so many individuals and groups to thank as we continue assisting with Harvey disaster relief. We are trying our best to express all our thanks (we hope it shows!), but just know: we and our pets are overwhelmed by your hospitality and your thoughts during this busy time.

    Foster

    As a no-kill shelter, space is always limited. Help us free up more space by fostering a pet in need!

    Volunteer Help
    To those interested in volunteering at the San Antonio Humane Society, to assist our staff with the influx of Hurricane Harvey evacuee pets, strays, transfer pets, etc., we ask that you please visit SAhumane.org/volunteer to sign up as a volunteer. Thank you so much to those who have volunteered their time to help all of our pets at the SAHS!

    Donate
    Whether you’re able to give supplies or funds, every bit helps!
    Donate to our Harvey’s Heroes Emergency Fund and help us offset our growing expenses as we continue to shelter and care for pet evacuees and strays affected by Hurricane Harvey.

    Supplies Needed:
    Big Plastic Bins (with lids)
    Blankets
    Beds
    Paper Towels
    Toys
    Cat Litter
    Harnesses
    Bug Spray (for our staff & volunteers)
    Also see our wish list

    Address:
    San Antonio Humane Society
    4804 Fredericksburg Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78229

    Read More
  • Disaster Preparedness

    The San Antonio Humane Society is prepared to assist with pet evacuees from Hurricane Harvey

    If you are displaced at the AT&T Center (1 AT&T Center Parkway, SA, TX 78219), please take your pet/s to 200 Gembler Road, SA, TX 78219, where Animal Care Services can assist you.

    For those not residing or planning to reside at the AT&T Center, please bring your pet/s to the SAHS (4804 Fredericksburg Road, SA, TX 78229) for temporary emergency assistance. We will ask for current rabies vaccination records, if that isn’t available, we will provide a FREE rabies vaccination and Bordetella vaccination. If your pet shows any signs of aggression or has a contagious illness that could affect our SAHS pets, we unfortunately will not be able to house them here.

    If you have any questions, please call (210) 226-7461 or (210) 518-9742.

    Hurricane Harvey Information for San Antonio Visitors


    Protecting your pet
    Natural disasters and emergencies happen quickly, and often we are not fully prepared. Being properly equipped to meet the needs of your family - including our four-legged loved ones - when an emergency does strike, is crucial. Think ahead and take steps now to be prepared. You'll feel better knowing you've planned for what to do before, during and after a major storm or unexpected emergency. The San Antonio Humane Society has compiled this page of resources to help our community members guard their pets' health and safety in the event of a disaster or emergency.

    Before a disaster strikes:

    • Make sure your pet is microchipped and the registration is up-to-date.
    • Keep your pets vaccinations current and your paperwork easily accessible. Pet shelters may require proof of vaccines.
    • Be sure to keep a collar with proper identification and rabies tag on your pet.
    • Spay or neuter your pet so it won't become pregnant or impregnate other animals if becomes lost in an emergency.
    • Research and make a list of potential refuges for your pet including shelters, veterinary clinics, friends and relatives.
    • Make a list of pet friendly hotels/motels. You can download and print our list of San Antonio area pet-friendly hotels for help.
    • Pet owners should keep an emergency pet supply kit on hand at all times. Use a waterproof, easily transportable container.


    During a disaster:


    • Bring your pets inside well in advance of a storm.
    • Never leave a pet chained outside.
    • Pets can become frightened by unfamiliar noises. Keeping your pet within sight when possible will reassure him.
    • Never tranquilize your pets. It might inhibit their natural survival instincts needed to escape potential danger.
    • If you are instructed to evacuate, bring your pets with you! If animals are left behind they may get injured or lost. List of pet friendly hotels in San Antonio can be and also on this page.
    • Have your pet emergency kit at hand.

    After a disaster:

    • Help re-orient your pets to their home by walking them on a leash. They may be confused or lost if landmarks and familiar scents are altered.
    • Be on the look out for downed power lines, debris and reptiles brought in with high water that could pose danger.
    • Contact your local animal control office if a pet is missing to find out where lost animals can be recovered. Bring a recent picture of your pet, tattoo number or microchip number.
    • Don't allow your pet to drink water or eat food that may have been contaminated.
    • Animals can become aggressive or defensive after a disaster. Monitor their behavior and contact your veterinarian with questions if it does not subside.


    Pet safety in the aftermath:


    • In the days and weeks that follow a natural disaster, displaced people and companion animals face many dangers. Many natural disasters create hazardous, life-threatening situations for helpless strays and displaced pets.
    • Homes, landmarks and familiar scents that animals use to find their way home or recognize safe areas can simply vanish after a disaster. This causes disorientation, panic and stress, and leads dogs and cats seeking refuge into hazardous situations.
    • Floodwaters contaminated with waste and bacteria can cause intestinal parasites and gastroenteritis. Most forms of water borne bacteria are transmittable to both animals and humans, resulting in widespread infection.
    • Animals trying to swim in floodwaters can quickly become exhausted and drown.
    • Floating hazards such as building materials, tree limbs and street signs can cause severe injury to animals and result in infections.
    • Downed power lines and the extension of water hazards expand the territories of alligators and snakes that pose a deadly threat to pets.
    • In addition to water supplies, food sources become contaminated as well. Displaced dogs and cats are frightened, thirsty and very hungry and do not understand that they should steer clear of standing water and any food they may find.
    Read More

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  • Adoptable Dogs & Puppies +

    Adoption fees for Dogs:
    Puppies 7 months and under - $135
    Dogs 8 months and older - $45
    Pit Bull/Pit Bull Mixes (over 5 months of age) - $25
    Fees vary for our Guardian Angel and Ambassador pets.

    This adoption fee includes: spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccinations, microchip, de-wormer, flea and heartworm prevention, collar, tag, complimentary wellness exam (within 5 days of adoption) and complimentary follow up care (within 14 days of adoption) at any VCA animal hospital , 30 days 24PetWatch Pet Insurance, and a free (after mail-in-rebate) bag of Purina Pro Plan pet food.

    For more information, visit the San Antonio Humane Society at 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. or call (210) 226-7461.

    Read More
  • Adoptable Cats & Kittens +

    Adoption fees for Cats:
    Kittens under 5 months - $65
    Cats 5 months and older - $30
    Fees vary for our Guardian Angel and Ambassador pets.

    This adoption fee includes: spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccinations, microchip, fiv/felv test, de-wormer, flea prevention, collar, tag, complimentary wellness exam (within 5 days of adoption) and complimentary follow up care (within 14 days of adoption) at any VCA animal hospital , 30 days 24PetWatch Pet Insurance, and a free (after mail-in-rebate) bag of Purina Pro Plan pet food.

    For more information, visit the San Antonio Humane Society at 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. or call (210) 226-7461.

    Read More
  • Adoption +

    Information & Applications
    Adoption Center Hours:
    - Monday through Sunday, 12-7pm
    - We are closed on all major holidays

    - We have Gift Certificates available!
    - For Adoption FAQ's
    - Pet Resources
    - Pet Care Tips

    Fill out our online pet adoption application
    Download our pet adoption application


    Adoption fees*:

    Dogs
    Puppies 7 months and under - $135
    Dogs 8 months and older - $45
    Pit Bull/Pit Bull Mixes (over 5 months of age) - $25

    Cats
    Kittens under 5 months = $65
    Cats 5 months and older = $30

    This adoption fee includes: spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccinations, microchip, fiv/felv test (cats only), de-wormer, flea prevention, heartworm prevention (dogs only), collar, tag, complimentary wellness exam (within 5 days of adoption) and complimentary follow up care (within 14 days of adoption) at any VCA animal hospital, 30 days 24PetWatch Pet Insurance, and a free (after mail-in-rebate) bag of Purina Pro Plan pet food. For more information, visit the San Antonio Humane Society at 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. or call (210) 226-7461.

    *Ask about our Ambassador Pets and pets with Guardian Angels (fees vary)!

    Ambassador Pets
    The San Antonio Humane Society is a no kill shelter that does not euthanize for space. As a result, any dog or cat can reside at the SAHS until they are adopted. Ambassador pets have a raised adoption fee that helps lend a paw to other pets looking for a forever home.  What makes an Ambassador pet? An Ambassador pet can include any highly adoptable dog or cat of any age or breed.

    Success stories
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    VCA Hostpitals
    Local San Antonio VCA Animal Hospitals are pleased to offer your new companion the following:

    • Complimentary overall wellness exam
    • Complimentary 14-day follow-up care

    For more information, please call (210) 226-7461.
    Find out more about VCA Animal Hospitals and their location!

    24petwatch logo
    Find out more about our 24PetWatch pet health insurance!

    Current Adoption Specials:
    Sea World's Happy Tails
    This is an animal adoption program that will provide pet lovers two free single-day admissions to SeaWorld when they adopt a dog or cat from a participating animal shelter.
    Sea World Happy Tails

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