About Us


pretty kittyWestern Hills Humane Society is a no-kill pet shelter located in Spearfish, South Dakota and is built on a foundation of compassion and kindness toward animals. Pets provide unconditional love regardless of the hardships they’ve faced.

The shelter relies heavily on donations and fundraising efforts in the community, and is generously funded by the City of Spearfish, Lawrence County and various grants.

WHHS cares for approximately 600 animals a year. Some pet residents have been living at our shelter for several years patiently awaiting their forever home.  In 2015 Western Hills Humane Society received 258 surrendered animals and 349 police impounds.  196 of our police impounds went home to their owners and 327 were adopted to new homes.