Santa Barbara Humane has celebrated a successful year for animals countywide because of the loyalty and support of Santa Barbara County residents. This year, donors provided funding that enabled:
● 20,204 animals to be healed through expert medical care at an affordable cost, and completely free for some family pets.
● 761 dogs to successfully complete free or low-cost humane behavior training, including 65 that utilized the new training facility opened in Santa Maria.
● 1,263 animals to be adopted into loving homes, including 827 that were surrendered to the shelter by families who could no longer care for them.
Community support allowed Santa Barbara Humane to say “yes” to animals with more immediate or critical needs. In 2020, Santa Barbara Humane shifted to become an open-admission shelter. This change provided nearly 900 owners with a safe haven to surrender their pets, no matter an animal’s age, health or circumstance.