We Save Lives

Berkeley Humane relies on your generosity to fund our life-saving programs. Will you join us to help our community’s animals?

Six-Year Impact (2017-2022)




Medical Procedures

100000  lbs

Free Pet Food Pantry


volunteer hours


Training Students

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It takes community involvement to save the lives of shelter animals. You can make a difference by joining our amazing community members who dedicate their time and talents to our cause. Become a volunteer, intern, or foster to help animals in need!

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What's Happening at Berkeley Humane?

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9/7/24: Largest single-day adoption event in California!
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As the weather warms, Bay Area kitten populations multiply overnight. Often, these kittens are left motherless and helpless within days of being born. In the last several weeks alone, we’ve taken in more than 50 of these baby kittens, who can not survive on their own. With more scheduled to arrive every day this week, the costs are increasing quickly. You can make all the difference in the world by donating to provide the critical care needed for these vulnerable kittens to survive.

Your donation will be DOUBLED for twice the impact this #GivingTuesday!

The Aloha Dog Project—made possible by Berkeley Humane’s Hope Medical Fund—transports dogs from Kona, Hawai’i to the San Francisco Bay Area with the help of travelers. Overwhelmed by the volume of strays and surrenders, the Island’s small, overcrowded shelter faces hard decisions, and survival for these Kona dogs can depend on a ticket to the mainland. Will you save the Aloha Dogs? Your donation will be MATCHED this #GivingTuesday!!

The aPAWcalypse is coming on Saturday, October 28! This one-day adoption event features “ghosted” adoption fees (a.k.a. waived), plus wicked cute shelter animals will be dressed for the occasion (in costumes)! Don’t miss the perfect chance to add an MVP to your aPAWcalypse survival team!


Your dog loves you unconditionally, so why not take a moment to Make Your Dog’s Day? Join us Sunday, October 22, 2023 for a full day of live, virtual, and free webinars to celebrate and enrich your relationship with your dog!


This year expenses have skyrocketed just to provide basic services. All our community programs experienced their highest demand—ever. Our behavior and training classes, low-cost vaccine and spay/neuter programs, rehoming services, and free pet food distribution all served as a lifeline for local families. At the same time, shelters across the greater Bay Area and California continue to be overcrowded with animals in need. Your tax-deductible gift is desperately needed today. With your generous support, we plan to save even more lives in 2024.

best gift idea this holiday season!

Give a gift that matters—a gift of love and lasting impact in honor of your loved one. 

  • STEP 1: Shop for your gift
  • STEP 2: Fill out donation / recipient details
  • STEP 3: Recipient receives Holiday e-card
  • STEP 4: Together, we save lives ❤

Our award-winning beer festival is here!!


Buy your tickets now before we sell out!
Tickets (if still available) go up in price 12am on June 1.


Saturday, August 26 | 10am–4pm

2700 Ninth St. Berkeley

Berkeley Humane’s annual adopt-a-thon & street fair returns! Come adopt your new best friend, or hang out at this family/pet friendly outdoor event. Free to attend with waived/discounted adoption fees!

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vaccine clinic this Saturday, 10/21!

Low-cost vaccines for dogs and cats available this Saturday, October 21, first-come, first-served! Please visit our Spay the Bay page for more information.

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