Our Mission Statement

We promote the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need and by providing compassionate care, lifesaving programs and humane animal control.

Our Vision

In partnership with our communities and donors, we provide effective services and programs to offer animals every opportunity to be treated with respect and kindness.

Our Values

Our values are about treating others with respect, going above and beyond for our clients, sharing expertise and being a team player.

  • Expertise
  • Passion
  • Take Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Respect for All
  • Work Life Balance

Essential Resources

We offer all significant information on animals' care and feed, low-cost spay and neutering services, pet microchipping, and more. Please join us to become animal advocates to assist us in saving maximum animals out there.

- Jeff Sheppard, President/CEO

"Paws"itive News

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Our Statistics

We feel that transparency is a significant part of being a contracted agency. We want to make our communities realize the realities of a shelter. We want to empower citizens by helping them know how they can make a positive impact by increasing animal adoption and decreasing euthanasia.

2022 Year-End Stats

Animal Intakes

Stray Dogs / Puppies: 3,124
Stray Cats / Kittens:  2,884
Owner Surrendered Animals: 313

Total: 6,321


Live Release

Adopted: 2,182
Transferred to Rescue: 1,477
Returned to Owner: 733
Returned to Habitat: 522

Total: 4,914


Animals to Foster: 1,033

Euthanized-Untreatable: 1,025


Live Release Rate: 86%



Spay/Neuter Surgeries: 7,684

2023 Year-to-Date Stats

Animal Intakes

Stray Dogs / Puppies: 2,309
Stray Cats / Kittens:  2,528
Owner Surrendered Animals: 226

Total: 5,063


Live Release

Adopted: 1,846
Transferred to Rescue: 747
Returned to Owner: 557
Returned to Habitat: 343

Total: 3,493


Animals to Foster: 758

Euthanized-Untreatable: 1,770


Live Release Rate: 74%



Spay/Neuter Surgeries: 4,993

Meet Our Team


Jeff Sheppard

President & CEO


Katie Stout

Director of Development

Nicole Smith accounting

Nicole Smith

Finance Coordinator

Jose Farias rescue coordinator

Jose Farias

Rescue Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

We gratefully acknowledge our board of directors for their valuable time, support, and leadership.

New Project (2)

Wayne Disher


New Project (9)

Cindy Gissel


New Project (6)

Sean Motlagh


Jacque Wigle-12

Jacque Wigle

Board Member

New Project (4)

Andrew Vallejos

Past Chairperson


Denise Glass

Board Member

New Project (5)

Lakshman Koka

Board Member

New Project (3)

Bob Duistermars

Board Member


Tanya Stewart

Board Member