The Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area is committed to achieving an end to the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. As an organization, we hold contracts with the City of New Braunfels and Comal County to house stray animals brought in by their Animal Control Divisions. Therefore, we are inundated daily with homeless pets and have no control over the number or type of animals that enter our shelter. We handle approximately 5,000 animals a year and at any given time care for approximately 100 cats and 100 dogs. The revenue we collect from our contracts covers approximately three days of care per animal and their intake vaccinations. If the animal stays longer, or needs any veterinary care, we rely on donations and adoption fees to cover those costs
The pet overpopulation problem is real and while the bulk of the burden falls on the shoulders of the HSNBA, it is a community problem – a problem that the community and HSNBA can solve if we work together.
If 3000 people pledge at least $10 a month, given as a recurring donation through our PayPal account, we would literally have all of the operating funds we needed to run our shelter AND fund new programs. Programs that have been proven to save lives – a more robust volunteer program, more foster homes and the funds to get veterinary care for animals in foster care, and more off site adoption events are all key components in reducing euthanasia. These programs have been proven successful in other communities, and they will work here too. All for the price of one fancy cup of coffee a week!