Thank You for Being a Friend: #BettyWhiteChallenge
Betty White would've been 100 on Monday, January 17th. The actress, who died on December 31st at age 99, very nearly made it to the century mark. But in her honor, and on what would've been her birthday, fans took on the Betty White Challenge, a social-media campaign that encouraged fans to donate $5 to an animal charity of their choice.

On January 17th — what would have been the late Betty White’s 100th birthday — the Humane Society of El Paso posted a link on its Facebook page. It encouraged followers to donate to the shelter as part of the “Betty White Challenge”.

Twenty-four hours later, by the end of Betty’s 100th birthday, over 135 people had donated a total of $4,402 via our website, PayPal, or in the form of paper checks, with more than $3,015 in additional donations trickling in over the next couple of days. People donated between $2 and $200 at a time, and many of them thanked the Society for what we do.

In her 2011 memoir, Betty White called her parents “genuine animal nuts,” saying they often took in stray animals whose owners couldn’t care for them, especially during the Great Depression. “We wound up with 26 dogs once,” she told People magazine in 1999.

We want to thank everyone who amplified and participated in the challenge. The funds collected will support programs that ensure that our animals are cared for and loved until they find their forever home— just what Betty worked for throughout her entire life!
Thank you for being our Friend!
Offsite Adoption Events Are Back!
This January, we kicked off the year with our first adoption event of 2022. We hosted this event on January 29th, and out of the 17 cuties available, all 17 pups found their fur-ever home! Make sure to keep an eye on our social media, and plan to attend our next adoption event that starts February 28th at PetSmart at the Fountains!

We're so thankful for our adoption partners at PetSmart for always welcoming us with open arms and helping make our offsite events such a big success.

We also want to give a HUGE round-of-a-PAWS to everyone for making it all possible: to our foster families for providing homes for all these cute puppies until they were old enough for adoption; to the Barron-Ramirez family for continuing to volunteer their time to organize and run these events; and to our staff for providing the medical care for these pets and support for their foster families.
Superman had Foster Parents... Foster an Animal
Fostering — temporarily opening your home to an animal in need — offers the one-on-one attention and loving comfort that only a home setting can offer, which is precisely what some of our animals need. Our Foster Program serves pregnant cats and dogs; mama's with their litters; orphaned puppies and kittens; and animals with special or medical needs.

Fostering is simply nurturing a shelter pet in your home for a period of time. The majority of animals fostered are litters of kittens and puppies. Kittens and, very rarely, puppies come to the shelter stray or abandoned and are too young and fragile to be placed in permanent homes. They need the security of their littermates, they need special care, and they need to learn important lessons from each other.

That's where you come in. Just like kids, kittens and puppies learn to get along with each other by playing. They learn limits, they learn tolerance, and they learn not to hurt each other — too much! This littermate interaction is essential for the healthy development of puppies and kittens. Fostered litters also learn about the home environment. When they return for adoption, they are often the most outgoing, confident animals in the shelter.

In terms of commitment, the length of time an animal requires in a foster home is entirely based on the individual animal. Animals can be fostered anywhere from one to two weeks, to a few months. It is all based on the animal's needs and your desired level of commitment. All of your time spent caring for foster animals is valued more than we can say. You help us save lives!

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please complete and submit a foster application. Once your application has been received, shelter staff will email you to move forward as a new foster parent with the shelter!
My Fuzzy Valentine
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Thursday - Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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or call: 915-877-4544
Thank You - Aoy Elementary School Student Council
We want to give a BIG PAWS UP to these future animal advocates from Aoy Elementary School's Student Council. This group of 4th and 5th grade students, with the help of their school counselor, put together a week-long supply drive for us. With the help of their classmates, they collected puppy and kitten food, toys, treats, puppy pads, and so many other supplies listed on our wishlist. WOW!

We look forward to continuing to work hand-in-paw with you!
Humane Society of El Paso Has AmazonSmile
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases. It is an easy way to give a little to us every time you shop. All you need to do is click on our unique charity link here.

Thank you for supporting us!
Humane Society of El Paso is pleased to announce our
2021 Board of Directors:
Executive Committee
Board Members
Fun in the Sun!
4991 Fred Wilson Ave.
El Paso, TX 79906
(915) 532-6971