About

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

Open Admission Shelter

We are a non-profit and an open admission shelter for four cities. As an open admission shelter, we accept all animals from the cities we serve regardless of whether they are aggressive, old, sick, injured, or underage.

  • Hemet
  • San Jacinto
  • Calimesa
  • Beaumont

"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.

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Meet Our Team

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Jeff Sheppard

President & CEO

Brittany Bautista RVT

Brittany Bautista

RVT

Jose Farias rescue coordinator

Jose Farias

Rescue Coordinator

Julio Da La Cruz Animal Service Manager

Julio De La Cruz

Animal Service Manager

Nicole Smith accounting

Nicole Smith

Accounting

Tanya Dominguez front desk manager

Tanya Dominguez

Front Desk Manager

Valarie Rahbany Volunteer and foster coordinator

Valarie Rahbany

Volunteer and Foster Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

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

New Project (2)

Wayne Disher

Chairperson

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Shelia McLalin

Vice Chairperson

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Sean Motlagh

Treasurer

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Cindy Gissel

Secretary

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Andrew Vallejos

Past Chairperson

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Denise Glass

Board Member

Jacque Wigle-12

Jacque Wigle

Board Member

New Project (8)

Laura Brock

Board Member

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Kris Jensen

Board Member

New Project (5)

Lakshman Koka

Board Member

New Project (3)

Bob Duistermars

Board Member