How Can You Help

Your Contributions Make The Human Society Possible!

Without your generosity the Galveston Island Humane Society wouldn't be possible. We thank you for all you do and ask that you continue to give what you can to help further our cause. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.


Make a general donation to help the shelter:

 Make a donation in Honor/Memory of someone:


"Give The Gift of Comfort" - Donate a Bed

Give the gift of comfort to a homeless or rescued dog! Kuranda's "Donate A Bed" program enables you to donate beds to the Galveston Island Humane Society at discounted prices. Simply click here and your donation will be sent directly to GIHS - your donation is 30% to 35% off of retail prices!
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Help are felines get needed exercise.
Order some Stretch & Scratch Pads.



The Shelter depends on its generous supporters for items needed for daily operations.
The following are items that the Shelter can never get enough of:

  • Dog/puppy collars
  • Grooming supplies
  • Dog toys
  • Small rugs
  • Towels, all sizes
  • Canned (pate' type) kitten food
  • Lots of cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Toilet lid covers to use for cat beds
  • Cat toys
  • Bleach
  • Laundry and liquid dish soap
  • Zip Lock Bags, heavy duty, one gallon and quart sizes
  • Paper towels
  • Office Supplies, multi-purpose printer paper, sticky notes, index cards, etc.
  • Digital cameras, memory cards, batteries
  • Motorola CLS Two-Way Business Radios (#CLS1110)

Want to help the Galveston Island Humane Society every time you shop?

Click here to shop our Wish List on Amazon! 

Shop Kroger and contribute!
Print this post card and next time you shop at Kroger, present paper with the bar code along with your Kroger Plus card. This will attach our shelter, and every time you shop we will benefit. Must be renewed annually.

Shop Randall's and contribute!
Print this post card and next time you shop at Randall's? Take along the card with the code "2566" to the courtesy booth along with your Remarkable Card. Whenever you shop, you will help the animals. It's easy! 

Thank you for your support of the homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens of the Galveston Island Humane Society.


Donating Special Services

The Galveston Humane Society would also appreciate the donation of special services as needed below. Please remember that donations are tax deductible, so please feel free to ask for a receipt.

  • Electrician
  • Building maintenance
  • Animal grooming
  • Printing
  • Landscaping
  • Janitorial
  • Appliance Repairs
  • Locksmith, etc.
Dear Friends,

As we write this letter to you, we have almost 200 pairs of eyes watching us. These eyes are filled with apprehension, some with fear, forgiveness, love, and mostly, hope! We write to you today to ask for your support of these precious animals through our annual membership drive. With your financial support, we can work to get each of these animals adopted, and with that, have all eyes filled with happiness, contentment and peace.

The last few months have been a little more challenging than usual for the GIHS. Our residents have also included 39 cats from the Whiskerville seizure (rescue) that occurred on January 3rd of this year. These cats have been here for over 4 months and still cannot be adopted, pending a court ruling. We continue to provide top notch care for these cats while we all wait.

The GIHS is an open admission shelter, taking in and caring for all stray, homeless, and unwanted pets from Galveston Island - just under 2,800 last year.

We also:
Work to reunite lost pets with their families
Perform vaccinations along with simple health and behavior exams
Work inside and outside the shelter to get pets adopted
Provide emergency vet care for animals in need
Provide community educational programs on humane animal care
Offer our Silver Paws program (adoption specials for pets 3+ years to senior citizens 60+ years).

One of the projects we are most proud of is our spay/neuter assistance program. This allows us to provide assistance to people who are not able to afford the surgery and offer education for those who must understand the necessity of "fixing" their pets. Why is this so important? Because if we can stop the overpopulation of animals on our island, we can limit the number of animals in our shelter and allow us to find more homes for the animals we receive daily.

Your membership dues enable us to continue these valuable programs as well as provide for the animal in our care, 365 days a year.
Please consider supporting our work here at the GIHS. We are a 501(c) 3 entity and we need your help! With your assistance we will continue to make a difference in the lives of our dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in this community.

Caroline Dorsett-Pate                   Diana Barr
Executive Director, GHIS              GIHS Membership Chair

and fill it out and either mail it in or drop it off at the shelter with your payment.

Creative gift planning can be one of life's most satisfying and rewarding experiences. As we face the challenges of the future, we know that the generosity of those who support us at the Galveston Animal and Adoption Center makes everything possible. If you wish to give a gift that can continue to benefit the shelter for many years, consider some of the planned giving opportunities available to you. Endowment funds and memorial funds are the cornerstones of nonprofit charities financial security. The gift you give today can give on for many, many years.

Establishing a will. Did you know that over half of all Americans will die without making a will? Those who die without a will leave all decisions about their estate to the state. Without a will the state will have the right to say how your assets are treated and how they are dispersed. Many people put off making a will thinking that it's something they will do "next year", even though "next year" never seems to arrive. Although it may be difficult to take the steps to create a valid will, having one will make a huge difference to your family, friends and the GIHS. By including the GIHS in your will, you can ensure the future welfare of the animals and help to sustain the work of the shelter into the future. Please consider including the Galveston Galveston Island Humane Society in your will with either a designated gift or an nondesignated gift. You can bequest cash, securities, personal property, real estate and other assets to the GIHS in your will. Your gift can ensure the long term financial health of the GIHS.
  • Non designated Gifts are those gifts given to the general fund of the GIHS. The Board of Directors determines the best use of your gift.
  • Designated Gifts are those given for a specific purpose such as animal adoption fees, spay and neuter fees, building improvements, education just to name a few.
  • Insurance Policies are a vehicle in which you can name the GIHS as either a primary or secondary beneficiary. You can also designate a percentage of your insurance proceeds to the GIHS.
  • Charitable Trusts places cash or appreciated assets (such as stock, real estate and jewelry) in a charitable trust which pays you an income for you and your spouse's lifetime. When that time concludes, the assets are given to the GIHS.
The information on this site is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. Please consult an attorney, tax professional or investment professional for their advice and expertise.