Support the GO SOLAR! Campaign

As one can imagine, providing shelter and care for abandoned animals 24/7 is a demanding draw of electricity. The Go Solar project will produce tremendous savings for the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. The end result will be saving more of our furry friends. And so, with the support of many, we have started a project to install a 87.5 kilowatt solar system on the roof of the building this summer.

Installing solar panels will provide clean energy to the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society for 20 years, and it will benefit an organization that we all hold dear to our hearts. Over the lifetime of the system, the solar panels will save Santa Maria Valley Humane Society up to $400,000! That means we will be able to save many more lives and place more dogs and cats in loving homes.

Since our inception, we have performed over 12,000 adoptions and 33,000 spay and neuter surgeries. Still, there remains so much more to do! As our facilities have grown and increasingly helped more animals, our needs have changed as well. We must evolve our operations so we can continue to save as many lives as possible.

Get Involved

Your support saves lives. Your donation will go directly to the purchase of solar panels to provide reliable electricity and help the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society carry on its mission of compassion in an eco-friendly way.

With Your Help

We will be able to save approximately $45,000 a year in our energy bill. Those savings can be directed towards placing many more dogs and cats in loving homes!

Our goal is to fundraise $125,000

to cover the cost of permitting, engineer, electrical equipment, panels, inverters, solar cells, awnings, and all materials in building this project.

The goal is to have the necessary funding completed by June. Have the system installed by mid summer.

Become a Major Sponsor

By becoming a Major Sponsor, you’re leading the charge to secure the power of the sun and be great stewards of our environment for future generations.

Giving Levels

  • Loyal ($100-$499)
  • Proud ($500 - $999)
  • Paw Pals ($1000 - $2,499)
  • Loyal Companion ($2,500 - $4,999)
  • Friends Furever ($5,000 - $9,999)
  • Golden Collar ($10,000 - $19,999)
  • Animal Champion ($20,000+)

In General, pledges are paid within a three to five year window.  At higher pledge levels, payment schedules may be tailored to best fit your personal situation.


When you become a GO SOLAR! Campaign Sponsor, you will:

  • Receive a special GO SOLAR! Tote
  • Be listed in SMVHS’s Annual Report
  • Be invited to the special completion events
  • Invitation to the red ribbon ceremony
  • Personalized naming on recognition wall upon completion of your pledge
  • Receive a personalized project photo and certificate
  • Know you are helping to leave a legacy of saving lives and conservation for your children and grandchildren

For questions regarding becoming a Major Sponsor of our Go Solar! Campaign Please call Raphael Magaña at (805) 349-3435 ext. 105

Event Location

Santa Maria Humane Society

1687 W Stowell Rd
Santa Maria , CA
34.938824, -120.475280