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Humane Society of Stanislaus County

Established in 2007

We are dedicated volunteers who are focused on helping companion animals through community outreach projects and programs. Thanks to the gracious people in our community, we are able to assist residents of Stanislaus County through low-cost spay/neuter vouchers, pet clinic services, and a pet food pantry program.

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A Little History


Although the COVID pandemic put almost all operations to a halt over the last few years, the HSSC Board of Directors has recommitted themselves as an organization whose primary focus is Community Outreach. We look to further develop and implement a low-cost spay/neuter voucher program, expand our pet food pantry, and assist with medical needs for companion animals. We are looking for more individuals who want to get actively involved with the revitalized direction of HSSC.


HSSC transitioned from high intake animal rescue, foster, and adoption organization into an organization that's primary focus is community outreach projects including projects such as spay/neuter vouchers to options for more animals within Stanislaus county to become altered and continuation of the pet food pantry to assist the homeless and low-income.


HSSC brought on a new board of directors that is focused on policy setting and fundraising in order to build an organization with a strong foundation for growth. We strive to provide the best care possible to all of our animals through using veterinarians throughout Stanislaus County. We are also focused on trying to educate our community about who we are and what our role in the community is.


HSSC began significantly increasing adoption numbers. HSSC went from adopting out approximately 20 animals per fiscal year to over 750 animals per fiscal year. With the increase in adoption rates, HSSC increased the number of intake animals to close to 1,000 per fiscal year.


HSSC partnered with Stanislaus Animal Services Agency to create the Feral Freedom Program. HSSC volunteers coordinate with Stanislaus Animal Services Agency to release feral cats that are brought in to be spayed/neutered and ear-tipped, then HSSC volunteers release the cats back to their original location to reduce the number of kittens being born each year.


HSSC held our first Petoberfest. In November 2011 HSSC opened a cat adoption center at the Petco Store located at 2021 Evergreen Avenue in Modesto near the Briggsmore Exit. 


HSSC moved from a mostly home-based organization in its formative years to an office located off State Route 99 in Modesto. The Board of Directors began moving HSSC into the future with the goal to increase adoption rates.


The Humane Society of Stanislaus County (HSSC) was started by a group of concerned citizens of Stanislaus County. These amazing people felt that there was a need for a new type of organization directly involved in animal care legislation, organization, and rescue.

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