Thank you for your incredible generosity for the 5th Annual El Paso Giving Day Campaign! And, the final numbers are in. Between October 8th and October 15th, El Pasoans donated $20,462.85 to support the Humane Society’s many programs for homeless animals. Folks across our community helped us achieve our first matching opportunity, and the Humane Society of El Paso received $5,060 from the Walmart Foundation. Finally, El Pasoans helped us win $1750 in prizes from the various event challenges, including the Traffic Jam Power Hour from 4-5 pm.

Your support helped make this our most successful El Paso Giving Day yet!

Because of you, we are able to continue the life-saving work of the Humane Society of El Paso. Your gift helps support all HSEP’s programs - the shelter and meow house; our foster program for puppies, kittens, and special needs animals; our end-of-life services; our virtual ed-venture programs for children and youth; and our on-going community education initiatives. Wow! #theworkcontinues

We are beyond grateful for you for all your support! From our home to yours: Stay safe. Stay strong! Stay hope-filled!
No need to be alarmed by Skywalker's "cherry eye" - it is a common condition that occurs among brachycephalic breeds, aka short snout or "squished" face dogs.

Fortunately for Skywalker, the Humane Society has on-site veterinary care and he was able to be treated by our medical team. As you can see from the photo on the right, he has done exceptionally well recovering, and we have Dr. Flossi and his staff to thank.

Our staff dedicate their work to providing the best care for our animals because we know #theworkcontinues even during times of city-wide closures. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Together we can care for the homeless dogs and cats of our community.
As the weather begins to cool down, now is the best time to make a winter shelter for the community cats in your neighborhood. Building a winter shelter for your outdoor cats is easy to do and can be made many ways using materials that can easily be found around your home.

In the video above, our Mary Speer Program Manager, Patti Hack, will walk you through all you need to know about constructing your own outdoor winter shelter.

Additional Winter Shelter Tips:
  • Place the shelter out of harm's way or face the entrance towards a wall so only cats can get in or out.
  • Weigh down the shelter and place it on a raised and slightly slanted surface. Bricks can be used on top and underneath the shelter. The slant will help water from pooling on top of the shelter.
  • Be sure to use STRAW NOT HAY to line the bedding. Straw is dried out and works well for building nests and providing cushioning for animals to sleep in. It is not moist like hay and is unlikely to mold.

For more information, contact Patti Hack at or 915-532-6871 ext. 135
In Memory of Denise Pacillas
The Board and Staff of the Humane Society of El Paso extend their condolences to the family and friends of Denise Pacillas who died September 24, 2020. Denise was an ardent animal lover who was always willing to help in whatever way she could to make El Paso a better place for all animals. She brought her “can-do” spirit and skills to the Boards of the Humane Society of El Paso and 2nd Chance Wildlife – leaving a wonderful example for each of us to follow. She will be deeply missed.
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