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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.
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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.