Who we are

Serving our community since 1952, the Austin Humane Society (AHS) is the longest standing no-kill shelter in Austin. AHS transforms the lives of animals and the people who love them through life-saving programs that find animals homes, serve animals and people in times of crisis, prevent future homelessness through spay and neuter, and engage the community to be a part of the solution. Over the past year, AHS has unleashed hope for over 11,000 animals thanks to the generosity of our donors.

Our Mission

The Austin Humane Society (AHS) offers comprehensive, humane, life-saving animal services, transforming the lives of animals and those who love them.

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Our Leadership

  • Frances Jonon, CAWA

    President & CEO
  • Taylor Thomas Fry, CFRE

    Chief Development Officer
  • Katie Luke, DVM, CAWA

    Chief Operations Officer
  • Kathy Lynch, CNAP

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Kim Barkelew

    Director of Finance
  • Sarah Hammel

    Director of Communications
  • Brower Hannah

    Director of Facilities
  • Erin Jolly

    Senior Director of Events & Education
  • Arden Smith

    Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving

Our Board

  • Chris Helling

  • Steve Garven

    Vice Chair
  • Jill Holup

  • Lisa Kennedy

  • Steve Waters

    Board Member
  • Barbara Wilson

    Board Member

Frequently asked questions

What services does AHS provide?

At AHS, we provide a number of services to aid pets in need. If you need to rehome a pet, click here. If you’d like to participate in our Community Cat program, click here. We also provide educational programming for our Humane Heroes (animal lovers under the age of 14). To learn more about that, click here. If you’d like to learn about our Pet Food Pantry, click here.

Who is on the AHS board?

The Austin Humane Society board is comprised of independent community members. A list of the current board members can be found above.

Who are AHS partners?

Our partners can be found here.

What is AHS’s financial information?

The Austin Humane Society’s financial information can be found here.