Editor's note: CultureMap is committed to shining a light on San Antonio-area nonprofits and their impact on our community. So, we're launching the CultureMap San Antonio Charity Challenge, highlighting deserving local organizations — one of which will become our charity partner for 2016 based on readers' votes. To help you decide, get to know one of our six selected finalists, San Antonio Humane Society.
Being man's best friend looks like a pretty easy job with warmth, love, and all the belly rubs you could hope for. But for some pets, life is no picnic. Many animals suffer abuse and injuries, while others are surrendered or abandoned to shelters. The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) has served the area for over 60 years. A no-kill shelter, SAHS provides medical care and shelter for furry friends until they find their forever homes.
Despite popular belief, the San Antonio Humane Society is not funded by the larger Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), so local donations and volunteer work greatly impact the day-to-day operations. Every year, SAHS is able to help more than 4,000 animals in the Bexar County area.
HSUS reports that a staggering 3 to 4 million animals die every year in shelters. The San Antonio Humane Society's mission is to improve and save the lives of animals by providing care, shelter, and community education. SAHS plans to expand with a shelter medicine hospital in the future.
SAHS helps to make sure even the animals have happy holidays and great new years. For a pick-me-up, check out their success stories.
Vote now for the San Antonio Humane Society — or any of the other worthy local nonprofits — in the CultureMap Charity Challenge running through December 30. A winner will be announced January 5, 2016, and will receive a CultureMap advertising package worth $10,000.
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