Humane Society of North Texas

A nonprofit organization

$475 raised by 6 donors

0% complete

$200,000 Goal

About HSNT

The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) is much more than an animal shelter; we’re a resource to our entire community. Our goal is to improve the lives of North Texas pets and the people who love them. That is why we offer a variety of innovative, affordable and lifesaving services to our community.

The board, staff and volunteers are motivated by their unifying belief: kindness for animals is part of what it means to be human. HSNT is the largest animal shelter in Tarrant County, saving thousands of pets that are homeless, neglected, or injured. We build strategic and innovative programs to place (or keep!) pets in loving homes. In 2022, HSNT touched the lives of 18,801 pets, and we anticipate that increasing in 2023.  Our live-release rate in 2022 was 97%!

HSNT does more with less and is funded almost entirely by private donations as we are not affiliated with any national organization. We are proud to be recognized as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, putting us in the top 1% of all charities nationwide, with respect to governance, financial accountability and transparency.

So how does your gift help? Check out some of our current needs. Your financial contribution will help save lives!

Our Needs

$25: Provides vaccinations and microchipping for an animal in need

$50: Funds a spay or neuter surgery for a pet in need

$100: Provides supplies for one adult pet to temporarily stay in foster care

$200: Funds basic veterinary care for the pet of a senior citizen

$500: Saves one pet rescued from cruelty or neglect

$750: Provides medical and farrier care to rehabilitate a horse

$1,500: Provides major medical care for a severely injured animal

Our Matches

We are grateful for the support of our matching sponsors, who have generously pledged more than $40,000 in matching funds for our 2023 North Texas Giving Day campaign. Help us unlock matching funds by making a tax-deductible charitable donation now through Thursday, September 21, 2023. Your support will save lives. Make Your Impact Today!

2023 Matching Sponsors 

Eleanor & Jon Snyder

Martha York

Anonymous Donors

Volunteer Opportunities

HSNT would not be able to serve thousands of animals each year without the help of our dedicated volunteers, and we thank you! We depend greatly on the support of our volunteers to ensure the health and happiness of our shelter pets. If you love animals, HSNT has a volunteer opening just for you!

Why Volunteer at HSNT?

The Humane Society of North Texas relies greatly on the generosity of people willing to donate their time and skills.  Their kindness and support enable us to continue our efforts in providing care for the homeless animals of North Texas.  Our work simply would not be possible without the support of our volunteers. When you donate your time to HSNT, you are helping to provide the extra love and support our animals need to prepare for their forever homes. At the end of the day, you’ll know that your time had an impact on HSNT’s animals, and we’re sure they’ll have an impact on you, too!

How You Can Help

Volunteers can help HSNT in a multitude of ways by walking dogs, playing with cats, assisting in adoptions, lending an extra hand during a large cruelty case, or representing HSNT at events.  No matter your interests, we’re sure there is a volunteer job suited just for you! If you are interested in working with horses and other livestock, we have volunteer positions available! This is a unique job where you get to be outside in the mud and muck, spending time with all these amazing animals. You do not need to have experience, as we will learn what you are good at and safely teach you how to help with the horses or livestock.

Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteers at all HSNT facilities must be at least 16 years of age. Youth volunteers between the ages of 16–17 may volunteer with the signed permission of a parent or legal guardian at all HSNT locations. We ask that our volunteers commit to four hours of service a month in the shelter or at offsite events. All applicants who are accepted into our volunteer program will be added to our volunteer database to start receiving information about upcoming volunteer opportunities and orientation dates. Accepted volunteers are asked to pay a one-time non-refundable volunteer fee of $30. This fee covers the cost of your volunteer t-shirt & apron, HSNT branded fanny pack, training materials, and administrative costs. Orientation is approximately two hours in length and is held monthly at our Saxe-Forte and Keller Regional Adoption Centers. Please fill out the application here:, and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch within five (5) business days. 

Giving Activity


HSNT's mission is to save, shelter, protect and advocate for all animals in need in North Texas.

Equity Statement

HSNT works to ensure the people in our community have the resources to vaccinate and spay or neuter their pets, allowing the pets to stay healthy. We provide free and low-cost services to people in the 11 lowest income zip codes in Fort Worth. Most of these zip codes are racially diverse and serve minority communities. HSNT is also an open admission shelter and accepts animals from the general public, regardless of what city they live in. HSNT is also an open adoption center.

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

In-Person Volunteering

HSNT Volunteer Opportunities

Saxe Forte - Fort Worth, Benbrook, Equine and Livestock Ranch (Joshua, TX), Hurst, Kaufman, and Keller

Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

Humane Society of North Texas

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Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Tarrant, Kaufman, Johnson, Wise, Dallas, Denton, Collin, Cooke, Ellis, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell

BIPOC Leadership


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1840 E. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76103



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