Humane Society of North Texas

A nonprofit organization

About HSNT

The board, staff, and volunteers at the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) are motivated by our unifying belief: kindness to animals is part of what it means to be human. 

Founded in 1905, HSNT has been saving lives for nearly 120 years and is the oldest animal welfare organization in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We are much more than an animal shelter; we are a resource to the entire community, offering a variety of innovative, affordable, and lifesaving services. 

HSNT provides services that include pet adoptions, free or low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, returning lost pets to their owners, and cruelty investigations. HSNT operates five pet adoption centers across North Texas and a transition facility in Tarrant County, as well as a 33-acre equine and livestock ranch located in Johnson County. In 2023, HSNT helped 17,334 pets and proudly achieved a live release rate of 97%. 

Our Needs

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

$75: 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

$1,000: 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 generous support of our 2023 North Texas Giving Day Matching Sponsors. 

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?

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, supporting our ranch staff, lending an extra hand during a large cruelty case, transporting pets, representing HSNT at events, and more. 

Volunteer Guidelines

All HSNT volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at HSNT pet adoption centers. Youth volunteers ages 16-17 must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian to volunteer. However, we do have off-site opportunities for youth under the age of 16. All prospective volunteers must go through our application process.  

Accepted volunteers are asked to pay a one-time non-refundable volunteer fee of $30. This fee covers the cost of the volunteer t-shirt & apron provided to each volunteer, training materials, and administrative costs. 

Please fill out the application here: and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch within 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

Online Volunteering

Pupsicle Making!


Ongoing opportunity

Online Volunteering

Adoption Sign Making!


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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