30th Annual Happiness Happens Here Telethon

Thirty years ago an idea emerged – to start a Telethon to raise funds and awareness for homeless animals. Fast forward to 2023, the Humane Society of El Paso is excited to be hosting the 30th Annual Telethon with KVIA on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The Humane Society of El Paso focuses on providing lifesaving care to homeless animals in the El Paso community. Whether a dog or cat calls the humane society their temporary home for a day, week, month, or year – it is our goal to make their stay here as comfortable as possible. This includes providing on-site medical care, enrichment activities, food, shelter, and lots of love.

In 2022, HSEP was able to care for 2,140 shelter animals and provide forever homes to 2,116 dogs and cats. Volunteer foster families gave over 45,000 hours of care to an additional 2,155 underage puppies and kittens, moms with litters, and special needs animals. All of this is possible thanks to the generous support of our community; support HSEP has felt for 75+ years since we first opened our doors.

HSEP is many different things, but in every area and every program, HSEP is happiness. We want to invite you to join paws with us for the 30th Annual Happiness Happens Here Telethon.

Telethon Donation

You can make a difference in the lives of homeless, vulnerable animals.


For every $50, you donate, you can submit a photo of your furry family member that will be shown during the Telethon. For every $100 you donate, you can submit a name for a future resident of the Humane Society of El Paso. For every $500 you donate, you will receive a homemade painting done by one of our residents. Paintings will be available two weeks after Telethon.

Pets become part of our family and when it’s time for them to cross the bridge, it’s heartbreaking. HSEP wants to recognize the pets that become family in our first-ever memorial segments this year. Four memorial segments will air during Telethon. For $25 or more, you can submit a photo of a furry family member who is no longer with us. Please upload a photo, their name, and the date of their birth and passing. Thank you for choosing Telethon to remember your furry family member – and for helping THEM create health and happiness for other vulnerable animals.

Thank you to the 30th Annual Happiness Happens Here Telethon Sponsors: