© 2018 Hill Country Humane Society


9150 RR 1431 West     Buchanan Dam, TX  78609

(512) 793-5463    hillcountryhs@gmail.com

“Who and what is the

     Hill Country Humane Society?” 


Hill Country Humane Society is a managed admission animal shelter facility and a 501(c)3 non-profit organization engaged in animal sheltering. HCHS contracts with the counties of Llano and Burnet and cities of Burnet, Bertram, Sunrise Beach, Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay to provide sheltering services for homeless dogs and cats as well as a quarantine facility. The Hill Country Humane Society through a Board of Directors governs the operations of the shelter.



  • Provides sanctuary and care for homeless animals

  • Quarantines animals that have bitten someone

  • Promotes the adoption of displaced animals

  • Networks with rescue groups and other shelters

  • Raises public awareness about spay-neuter and rabies control

  • Public education on animal welfare and spay/neuter needs

  • Offers low-cost microchipping for the public

  • Offers low-cost nail trimming for the public


HCHS does NOT:

  • Provide veterinary services to the public

  • Pick up animals (this is the responsibility of the counties and cities' Animal Control Officers and Law Enforcement)

  • Board privately-owned animals

  • Issue animal or kennel licenses


In short, shelter employees monitor and care for homeless animals (treat minor medical issues, administer basic vaccines, treat for fleas, perform initial worming, conduct temperament testing, engage in basic training of dogs), adhere to high level disease control measures and cleaning/sanitation procedures, and oversee the surrender, reclaim, and adoption of displaced animals.