Capital Campaign


There is so much more we can do – Every paw pitched in helps us reach $10 million

Every day, pets arrive at the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) in desperate need of our free and/or low-cost services. Many of these pets require vaccines and a spay/neuter surgery while others are in need of extensive medical treatment. As a no-kill shelter, we try to care for as many of these pets as possible, but we are restricted by a lack of space and limited resources.

With this in mind, we are embarking on a $10 million Capital Campaign to build a state-of-the-art medical building and renovate existing facilities at the SAHS on Fredericksburg Road.

Your support can help us save more pets in need.

Capital Campaign (2)

Project Goals - Capital Campaign

Surgical Suite

- DOUBLE the number of spay/neuter surgeries performed at the SAHS on Fredericksburg Road to an annual count of 20,000. Sterilization is the single most powerful way to prevent unwanted litters and ultimately decrease the homeless pet population!
- Simultaneously perform surgeries on injured pets without putting spay/neuter surgeries on hold.

Medical Clinic
- DIVERSIFY and EXPAND the types of cases we are able to receive.
- Isolate the management of contagious, but treatable, diseases.
- Increase space to hold and care for animals awaiting and recovering from treatments or procedures.
- Create new and separate spaces for animals in need of specialty surgery and rehabilitation.

Overall Capital Improvements Benefits
- Construct separate holding bays for pets within each functional location of the building in which they receive service, to include separation for cats and dogs.
- GAIN additional space to receive new pets without disrupting the existing pet population and kennel space.

Education Building Renovation
- INCREASE our community reach due to the allocation of space (once designated for various programs and wellness services) to outreach and humane education opportunities. SAHS educators continue to develop and maintain valuable partnerships with schools, youth groups, organizations, and clubs.

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Lead Investor Naming Opportunities - Capital Campaign

Medical Building ($2,000,000)
The Medical Building will be a new source of expanded and regularly offered services that will benefit thousands of injured, abandoned, and homeless pets who come through our doors every year. The building will also be an essential resource to responsible pet owners in search of low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services.

Medical Reception Lobby ($1,500,000) -SOLD-
Within the Medical Reception Lobby, clients will be able to take advantage of separate areas based on species and low-cost services needed, ensuring prompt and efficient customer service to the people and pets we serve. This will allow the more than 20,000 dogs and cats that we serve annually, and their owners/caretakers, to wait in a stress-free environment.

Surgical Suite ($1,000,000)
The Surgical Suite will be equipped with the necessary areas and elements to run a successful high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinic. We expect to reach or exceed the completion of 20,000 routine surgeries annually on public and shelter pets. With over 75% of surgeries being conducted on public-owned pets, the impact of our work will be measured in the thousands of unwanted litters prevented by the availability of our low-cost surgeries.

Medical Clinic ($750,000)
We are the only large public intake shelter in San Antonio to have regularly scheduled intake days for good Samaritans attempting to find immediate placement for stray or owned pets. The Medical Clinic will have separate dog and cat intake areas that follow a “fear free” protocol, which aims to decrease the stress and anxiety experienced by the thousands of pets we receive annually in need of a forever home.

Education Building Renovation ($250,000) -SOLD-
The Education Building provides an area for multiple Camp Humane day camps, humane education programs, partnerships with local schools and community groups, responsible pet ownership and dog training classes, and, of course, an indoor and outdoor area for our own shelter dog training and socialization.
It’s clear that we’re outgrowing this space, but with the Education Building Renovation, this area will continue to serve as a vital resource for community outreach opportunities, Humane Education, and much more.

Outdoor Courtyard ($150,000) -SOLD-
The Outdoor Courtyard will be an extension of our campus’ beautiful landscape, providing more space for adopters and volunteers to walk and socialize with the deserving animals in our care.

Medical Entrance Courtyard ($150,000) -SOLD-
Due to the need of our provided services, the line for scheduled spay/neuter surgeries and receiving opportunities can be lengthy. In continuing with our campus’ welcoming environment, the Medical Entrance Courtyard will feature an inviting open space for guests and pets to enjoy as they wait to take advantage of our low-cost services.

Radiology Suite ($100,000) -SOLD-
The Radiology Suite will include a digital X-ray and portable ultrasound machine that will help to expedite critical evaluations and lead to more accurate diagnoses for injured pets in need of medical care. This space will allow our staff to centralize this location for all X-ray procedures and decrease the stress of pets.

Rehabilitation Room ($100,000) -SOLD-
Numerous injured pets enter our shelter, and it is essential to provide them with the deserving care appropriate for each case. Most pets that undergo orthopedic surgery require a minimum of two months rehabilitation before they are ready for adoption. The Rehabilitation Room will provide necessary post-operative rehabilitation time, space for range of motion, stretching, and balancing exercises, therapy through the use of dry and underwater treadmills, and more to contribute to faster and more thorough healing.

Orthopedic and Specialty Surgery Suite ($100,000) -SOLD-
The Orthopedic and Specialty Surgery Suite will serve the pets of our community in multiple life-saving ways. Many pets that come into our care are suffering from injuries that require very extensive surgical procedures such as limb amputations, reconstructive surgeries, or soft tissue removal repairs. The Orthopedic and Specialty Surgery Suite will provide ample space and, most importantly, time to perform these complex surgeries.
With this space dedicated specifically to these specialty surgeries, routine spay/neuter surgeries can continue uninterrupted for public and shelter pets.

Kitty Cottage Renovation ($100,000) -SOLD-
Our Kitty Cottage is home to thousands of cats and kittens annually, and although we make it our top priority to ensure the health and happiness of each feline in our care there is a huge correlation between stress and illness.
In a new environment, cats adjust at their own pace and may become anxious leading to a lack of appetite or other health ailments. By renovating this building, our feline residents will have larger housing and more privacy, spending their days in a comfortable and stress-free zone with space to roam and stretch their legs while perching up on elevated structures.


Capital Campaign (3)

Construction Site - Floorplan

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Capital Campaign Leadership

Harvey E Najim
Harvey E. Najim
Honorary Chair

Lavonne Garrison
Lavonne Garrison

Nancy F May
Nancy F. May

Capital Campaign Committee

Susan Beldon
Lynnell Burkett
Dina Cole
Max Golman
Jessica Saldaña
Mary Stefl

SAHS Board of Directors

Glenn MacTaggart, Chair
Eric McCormick, Vice Chair
Scott Matkin, Treasurer
Kathy Zeltmann, Secretary
Susan Beldon
Rich Braune
Lynnell Burkett
Dina Cole
Sandra Banks Dance
Derick Fletcher
Max Golman
Christian Ledoux
Martha Lupo
Beth Morgan
Robert Ochoa
Art Ordoqui
Denise Pride, M.D.
Cathy Ritter
Jessica Flynn Saldaña
Mary Stefl



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