About Us

The Santa Barbara Humane Society is dedicated to the welfare of animals & strives to provide a safe haven for homeless dogs and cats until we are able to find forever homes for them.

Our Mission

The Santa Barbara Humane Society is dedicated to the welfare of animals and strives to provide a safe haven for homeless dogs and cats until we are able to find forever homes for them.

What We Do

Since 1887, we have provided service to the people and animal populations of Santa Barbara County. Our original purpose of prevention, protection and education remains a priority of the Humane Society to this day. A leader in humane education, we adapt our programs to reflect progressive changes to animal welfare policies and to respond to the changing needs of the community.

The Humane Society occupies a five-acre site on Overpass Road, serving the community with a shelter, animal adoption services, a spay and neuter clinic, humane education center, boarding kennels, large animal holding center and corral, and inspection and rescue services. We also provide a valuable resource in community education, from classroom presentations to our Critter Camp.

We take good care of our animals while we look for forever homes for them

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