Alpine Humane Society acts as the auxiliary arm of Alpine Animal Services, the city shelter. While the Humane Society plays an integral role in caring for shelter animals and helping facilitate adoptions, all adoptions are handled by Alpine Animal Services which is part of the city government of Alpine.
That said, Alpine Humane Society assists Alpine Animal Services in promoting adoptions of shelter animals by providing professional photos of each shelter animal, promotional efforts (fliers, Facebook page, newspaper and radio ads, website), assisting with adoption events, and more.
Alpine Humane Society is thrilled to report that there were no shelter animals euthanized for lack of space in 2015!
AAS staff, AHS volunteers, our rescue partners, and community members worked hand-in-hand to find homes for shelter animals and managed to avert every overcrowding crisis and maintain a manageable number of dogs & cats in the shelter throughout 2015.
Save the Date!
This is our first adoption day at the AHS THRIFT STORE!
Join us, Saturday, May 7, 11-2. All adoptable animals are HALF PRICE - just $50
Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, & microchip.
Alpine Humane Society Thrift Store
706 N 5th Street
(432) 837-3400 (next door to Uncle's Alon gas station & across from the elementary school)
AHS Board member Nancy Beckwith recently moved to Yankeetown, Florida to be closer to family. Nancy was one of our best dog trainers, helped with the AHS education programs, and was on the city's Animal Advisory Board. Thank you for your years of service to AHS and the animals of Brewster County!
In the Volunteer Spotlight:
Ann Moore, Director of Operations at the AHS Thrift Store.
Ann moved to Alpine in June 2006, after living in California for 50 years. Ann has had cats in her life continuously since high school. She and her husband currently have three cats — Monkey, Tina, and Emmy. Ann joined the Alpine Humane Society in February 2007 because she was retired and wanted to help animals. She became a board member in March 2007 and has since held several positions including Treasurer, VP, and President.
The AHS Thrift Store was an investment made in 2013. Ann has been involved in every aspect of the project from the purchase of the property, hiring and training of employees, floor design of merchandise, financial records/bill paying, and total support of all operations 24/7. In addition to her duties as Thrift Store Director, Ann volunteers at the Alpine shelter where her duties include cleaning cat kennels, observing for medical problems, and choosing which cats are moved from the shelter to the AHS Thrift Store. Last but not least, four times a year Ann takes a turn answering the AHS phone for an entire month. Ann spends at least 20 hours a week volunteering for AHS (not counting her month with the AHS phone). Ann's experience and hard work make her an invaluable member of our organization.
THANK YOU, Ann!
Alpine Humane Society
Our resident cats are always HALF PRICE - just $50. Includes spay/neuter, shots, microchip, and city registration tag.Volunteers are welcome! Donate, shop, and come cuddle the resident kitties.Proceeds from the Alpine Humane Society Thrift Store benefit the animals of Brewster County.
Alpine Humane Society Thrift Store
706 N 5th Street (next door to Uncle's Alon gas station).
Open Tue-Sat 10-5. (432) 837-3400
"Heart for Alpine" 10K, 5K, 1K Run/Walk
Wyatt, one of our shelter dogs, recently ran in the "Heart For Alpine" 10K, 5K, 1K Run/Walk put on by First Baptist Church of Alpine. Proceeds from the run/walk were donated to Sunshine House, Food Pantry of Alpine, and ALPINE HUMANE SOCIETY. Wyatt proved his athleticism by running a 10K with his handler Rebecca Lee Ball! Thank you, First Baptist Church for allowing us to participate in this event!
If you're interested in adopting Wyatt, contact Alpine Animal Services.
2900 E Old Marathon Hwy, (432) 837-9030 or 837-3486
M-F 10-1 & 2-6 or by appointment.
$5000 Grant Award
from Summerlee Foundation!
In January, Alpine Humane Society received a $5000 grant from the Summerlee Foundation for support for an extensive stray and feral cat management program in Brewster County.
Adoption Success Story: Buster!
From Coyne Gibson, Buster's adopter-
We met Buster at the Alpine Animal Shelter in December of 2015, during a regular visit to photograph the animals for adoption purposes. Buster was 8-months-old and had just arrived at the shelter. He was terrified, afraid of his own shadow. After having his picture taken, Buster didn’t want to return to the kennel. I hated to put him back.
I couldn't stop thinking about Buster. It took a long time, but I finally convinced my wife that Buster belonged here, with us. He is a very special dog who came from difficult circumstances. It has taken a very long time, but Buster has made continuous progress in becoming socialized, transitioning from being in a state of constant fear and terror, to being a very happy, content little dog. He has many eccentricities, but I love him beyond what I am able to describe.
AHS 2015 Annual Report
2015 was a very good year for Alpine Humane Society! Click on Roxy, the cat, to read all about our accomplishments and future plans in the 2015 Annual Report. A big THANK YOU to Alpine Humane Society donors, supporters, volunteers, partners, and community members!