Keeping People and Their Pets Together

Santa Barbara Humane, founded in 1887, was one of the first animal welfare agencies in the country, opening nearly seven […more…]

Santa Barbara Humane

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(805) 886-8706
Chief Philanthropy Officer: Paige Van Tuyl


To be champions for animals and the people who love them.

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“What impresses me the most about Santa Barbara Humane is their unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive support and resources for the entire community, regardless of their background or circumstances. From the moment a pet becomes a part of your family, throughout their training and wellness journey, all the way to their end-of-life care, Santa Barbara Humane is there, treating both people and animals with boundless love and care. It’s just extraordinary.
George Leis, President & Chief Operating Officer Montecito Bank & Trust

Be a Champion for the Animals and the People Who Love Them

As a local nonprofit organization, Santa Barbara Humane relies on community support to ensure cats and dogs receive affordable, high-quality veterinary care. Last year, the nonprofit provided $300,000 in free and low-cost veterinary care through its TLC program for local dogs and cats.  

“I’d love to see that figure doubled,” says CEO Kerri Burns. “We could help even more families in need and give more animals the care they require.”

Donating to Santa Barbara Humane is one of the best ways to help our community’s animals. “Every amount goes toward strengthening the human-animal bond,” Burns says.

Key Supporters

Ed & Sue Birch
John Corby
Henry Dubroff
David Edelman
Janet Garufis
Yvette Giller
Steve Golis
Leonard Himelsein
Crystal Knepler
Sofia Lariz
George Leis
Ernesto Paredes
Matt Porter
Chad Prentice
Susan Rodriguez
Denise Sanford
Arthur von Wiesenberger
Nicole Wichowski
Olivia Young