Founded in the 1890's and incorporated in 1905, the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) is an independent, autonomous society for the prevention of cruelty to animals.   One of the largest animal shelters in Texas, HSNT houses 400 to 500 animals each day. Over the past two years alone HSNT cared for over 50,000 animals!


The Humane Society of North Texas believes that animals have intrinsic value beyond their economic worth.  Our mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of all animals and to ensure their legal, moral, and ethical consideration and protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are abandoned, injured, mistreated, or otherwise in need; to promote an appreciation of animals, and to instill respect for all living things.


In 2011, the Humane Society of North Texas continued to accomplish its mission through special programs offered to the community. 

The Society placed 6,022 animals into the Adoption Centers, and transferred 801 animals to qualified placement partner groups.

 The Emergency Rescue Division was successful in completing 1,140 of the 1,332 reports of injured and abandoned animals.

 The Lost & Found Department reunited 385 lost animals with their owners.

 The Cruelty Investigation Department handled 1,322 reports of mistreated animals, worked with local law enforcement agencies that requested assistance, and utilized legal means when necessary to remove animals from abuse.

 Our Community Outreach Director enhanced the educational programs by visiting local schools teaching the children the principles of kindness and humane care; proper care and pet owners' responsibility were the main focus at special events; shelter tours show the reality of pet over-population.

 For the 1,608 who needed our service, HSNT provided humane euthanasia for their sick and dying animals.

 Spay/Neuter Services performed 4,196 surgeries in 2011.  HSNT vigorously promotes animal birth control through every possible means.

 The Safe Haven Program provided temporary emergency animal shelter and care for approximately 90 animals. 

 The total number of animals brought to the shelter for care and service was 24,687; 13,481 unwanted, 7,933 municipalities and found released, 930 cruelty, 601 rescue transfers, 134 wildlife released, and 1,608 requested euthanasia. 


All of these services and programs were funded entirely by contributions from local citizens.  The program expenses of animal care, cruelty and education were $2,025,222.00, and functional expenses of administration and fund raising were $385,130.00, totaling $2,410,352.00.  The total public support was $1,717,236.00, and total restricted and unrestricted revenue was $497,357.00, totaling $2,214,593.00.  The Board of Directors is comprised of a volunteer panel and receives no compensation. 


The Humane Society of North Texas is a solid organization with unrestricted and permanently restricted assets of $11,003,628.00.  A firm of certified public accountants conducts an annual independent audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. 


The Humane Society of North Texas can proudly state that 87.6 percent of revenue was directly paid out for services, programs and care for the animals.






                         FUNCTION                                         PERCENTAGE                         


                                                                    Animal Care                                                          67%                    


                                                                    Cruelty Investigations                                             13%


                                                                    Education                                                              4%


                                                                    Administrative                                                       11%


                                                                    Fund Raising                                                           4%





The HSNT Board of Directors receives no compensation for services.


Annual independent audit conducted by Hartman, Leito & Bolt, LLP.



                                                                    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

YEAR OF 2011




Martha York, President/Treasurer

Julie Chervenak, Vice-President

Elisabeth Anderson, Secretary



Modean Barry

Judith Chico

Jerry Cook

Allyssa Wheaton-Rodriquiz*


*Legal Counsel


Honorary Directors

Dr. John S. Burns

Thomas G. Murnane, D.V.M.

  Brigadier General (USA Retired)

James M. Ruhmann, D.V.M.

Dr. Allan Saxe