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Picture the Pawsibilities - Capital Campaign

October 2020 - The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is excited to announce that Phase I of the $10 million Picture the Pawsibilities Capital Campaign is now complete!

The new state-of-the-art Leeu Naylor Medical Building looks beautiful and will allow us to serve twice as many pets in our community each year – a total of 20,000 here at the Fredericksburg location alone!

“This expansion project has been a part of the shelter’s vision for over a decade,” SAHS President/CEO Nancy F. May said during the SAHS’s Friends for Life 2020 virtual event. “It’s just amazing, we’ll be able to help so many more animals, take in more animals, and adopt out more animals, so we thank each and every one of you for making dreams come true.”

The 17,685-square-foot facility, which doubles the size of the main shelter, will improve our capacity to help animals in need. The new site features a larger clinic, a rehabilitation room, spacious surgical, orthopedic and radiology suites, as well as multiple outdoor play yards. Other key additions include hydraulic and heated surgical tables, isolation wards for cats and dogs, and an underwater treadmill.

“We are so lucky to be able to open this fantastic new building,” SAHS Chief Veterinarian Dr. Kristine Hawkins said. “It allows us to show our adaptability, and it allows us to serve more animals in the community, which is definitely needed in these uncertain times.”

In addition to the medical building expansion, the capital campaign allowed us to renovate our Education Building and Cat Pavilion, furthering our ability to teach more kids and save more lives.

With the completion of Phase I, the SAHS is set to launch Phase II of the capital campaign. This exciting project will focus on upgrading some spaces at the main shelter, which include renovating the Puppy Palace, creating 38 additional kennels for puppies and small dogs, and renovating the adoption lobby and offices for the wonderful humans who take care of all the pets.

Construction for Phase II is scheduled to begin in late October. For more information on how to support this project, contact our development team, at

The SAHS is thankful for the community’s support in making this incredible, lifesaving endeavor possible!