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A History of Service

As one of the first animal welfare agencies in the West, the Santa Barbara Humane Society has served our local communities since 1887. Through socially conscious sheltering, education, and low-cost veterinary care, we strive to be champions for animals and the people who love them.

Adopt a Friend Today

When you are ready to add to your family, we are here for you!

Help Make a Difference

The Santa Barbara Humane Society is an independent nonprofit that relies on direct donations from our community.

Low-Cost Veterinary Services

Affordable services are a critical part of Santa Barbara Humane’s continued commitment to animals and the people who love them.
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Precautions for visiting during COVID-19

To protect the health of staff, volunteers, and guests, the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria campuses have implemented safety protocols for adoptions, veterinary appointments, and animal intakes. Please read FAQs During COVID-19 to help you plan your visit.

Boarding services have been suspended during COVID-19

Due to staffing limitations during COVID-19, boarding services have been temporarily suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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COVID-19 Precautions

All visits are by appointment only. Please read the FAQs during COVID-19 to help you plan your visit.