About Us

South Pacific County Humane Society (SPCHS) began as a grass-roots effort in the mid-1990’s with a network of foster homes for stray cats and dogs and altering feral cats.  Through fundraising, grants, and in-kind contributions from local businesses, the shelter opened in 1997.  We are a no-kill shelter and the only shelter in our region.  We find forever homes for 400 cats and dogs annually, providing food, shelter, medical care, and socialization until their forever home is found.  All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated before they are adopted.  We support over 100 spays/neuters annually for low-income households and feral cats.  As space permits, we take dogs from other shelters that are at risk of euthanasia or the shelters are at capacity.


Lifesaving 2016:

  • 229 dogs and 248 cats came into our care
  • 132 dogs went to loving homes; 59 were returned to their owners; 9 were transferred to a partner agency
  • 205 cats went to loving homes; 1 was returned to their owner; 37 were transferred to a partner agency
  • *Dog live release rate – 99%; Cat live release rate – 96%

*Live release rate is the number of live outcomes divided by the number of total outcomes.