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 2019 many animals were reclaimed, surrendered, adopted and impounded. 205 animals were reclaimed, 87 were surrendered, 210 were                                                                       adopted, and 307 were impounded.