Our Mission Statement
The purpose of this non-profit is to nurture, educate and engage our community in the care of cats and dogs in need, giving as many animals as possible a chance to thrive in loving homes. Join us!
What We Do
Provide a safe haven for displaced companion animals. Enhance the physical and mental well-being of the animals in our care while seeking suitable homes. Actively assist in reducing pet over-population through education and spay/neuter programs. Develop awareness and promote responsible and humane treatment of all animals.
In the early 1980’s the forerunner of The Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County, called DAP (Domestic Animal Protection), was founded. Its primary purpose was to raise funds for spay/neuter education and services. Funding came from individual donations and proceeds from an ongoing rummage sale, bake sale and other fundraising efforts.
In 1988 the group voted to change the name of the organization to The Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County (HSIMC). The newly named group concentrated on trying to establish a 501 c 3 non-profit animal shelter and adoption center. Others decided to continue focusing primarily on spay/neuter assistance to the community and the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) was created.
In the early 1990’s Beatrice Breeze, a longtime supporter, made a large contribution to HSIMC with the stipulation that her donation be used to purchase property for a shelter that would serve both the communities of Willits and Ukiah. The property at 9700 Uva Drive in Redwood Valley was acquired and the shelter was opened in 1993.
Maintaining the shelter has come with some challenges over the years. The determination of staff, volunteers and HSIMC membership has carried the day! Time and time again the community stepped up when necessary to support THEIR humane society.