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SAHS Milestones

November 2002
Grand Opening Celebration
Opened our doors on Fredericksburg Road.

June 2004
First Camp Humane
Educated dozens of children on the importance of responsible pet ownership and humane pet treatment.

August/September 2005
Hurricane Relief Efforts
Assisted with disaster relief and pet rescue efforts during Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, sheltering over 1,500 pets.

August 2009
Grand Opening of Spay Neuter Suite
Conducted nearly 7,500 spay/neuter surgeries on shelter and public pets in its first full year.

November 2012
Partnership with ACS
Transferred and adopted out over 2,000 pets from Animal Care Services (ACS) and helped to more than double their live-release rate.

March 2017
New Services at Brooks
The SAHS begins operations at the Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic, offering free and low-cost wellness services and spay/neuter surgeries to the city’s Southside.

August/September 2017
Hurricane Relief Efforts
Transported supplies and rescued, temporarily sheltered, and transferred over 400 dogs and cats from affected areas during Hurricane Harvey.

December 2017
Biggest Impact Year Ever
15,903 pets spayed/neutered
5,178 dogs and cats adopted
6,190 children, teens, young adults, and seniors reached through Humane Education programs

August 2018
Launched Picture the Pawsibilities Capital Campaign.

September 2019 - September 2020
Construction of the Leeu Naylor Medical Building.