About Us

We are a group of dedicated 100% Volunteers who are focused on helping decrease euthanasia rates in shelters, primarily in Stanislaus County. Thanks to the gracious people in our community, we are able to provide abandoned, neglected dogs, cats, and rabbits temporary foster homes living among people while our furry friends wait for their adoption day! All of our animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, flea treated, and have age-appropriate vaccines. Our animals receive veterinary care by variously licensed veterinarians throughout Stanislaus County should any medical conditions become present.


We strive to engage our community and help educate people on the importance of spay/neuter, animal training, microchipping, and TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). Through our Pet Food Pantry, we are able to provide food to low-income residents and homeless people that have cats and dogs; we also do a free shot clinic each spring.

Our goal is to be able to provide developers a local shelter facility where we could provide other similar services and activities.


Our History:


2017: 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.


2015: 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.


2012: 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.


2011: 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. 


2009: 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.


2007: 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. 

Our Mission

The purpose of the Humane Society of Stanislaus County is to provide shelter, medical and adoption services to abandoned, neglected,abused, companion animals and other humane services, as needed within the limits of Stanislaus County,

In the context of these general purposes, the Humane Society of Stanislaus County shall engage in activities such as community outreach, education about animal care and welfare, the importance of spay/neuter, sponsoring of spay/neuter clinics, animal housing, adoption placements, financial assistance to low income residents for veterinary care and pet food, development of a shelter facility, and other similar services and activities.