To promote compassionate care, spay / neuter, and placement of cats and dogs through service and education.
To envision the community of South Pacific County where every cat and dog has a loving home, free of abuse and neglect.
Our People – Our Shelter Manager supervises a skeleton crew providing animal care and cleaning of the facility. Volunteers walk the dogs, cuddle with cats, offer adoption counseling, fostering, and marketing, and work through a seemingly endless list of tasks.
Board meetings are the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Board meetings are usually held at the shelter annex. During COVID-19, all Board meetings are by video conference.
Board meetings are required for Board members and our Shelter Manager and are open to Advisory Council members and guests.
If you would like an invitation to be on the Board’s agenda, please submit your request to the President or Secretary (see right). Requests for invitation should include name, address and phone number. You don’t need an invitation to attend a meeting.
Contact any Board member by email, or by mail: SPCHS Board, PO Box 101, Long Beach, WA 98631.
Advisory Council members have an assigned activity usually aligned with their area of interest. Activity examples include Dog Advocate, Cat Advocate and Community Cat Advocate.
Advisory Council members are not required to attend Board meeting but can attend any of the Board meetings.
SPCHS has a strong leadership group. They are diverse, and committed to leaving dissent at the board table and moving forward like single centipede they are. It was an honor to serve with this group and I recommend doing so to anyone interested in learning about board service and/or helping the shelter in an administrative capacity.
Alpha Dog, beachdog.com, Inc.
Board and Advisory Council
Our Board of Directors and Advisory Council work with a talented team of staff and volunteers to accomplish SPCHS’ goals and mission.
|B2||Vice President||Kathy Condron|
|B5||Immediate Past President||(Seat Declined)|
|B6||Mission Advocate||Richard Lock|
|B7||At Large||Robyn Handley|
|B8||At Large||Paul Lee|
|B9||At Large||Jim Sherman|
|B10||At Large||Dr. Kelly Spall|
|B11||At Large||Daneka Ewert|
|B12||At Large||Greg Holmes|
Positions have voting rights to elect board members
|AC2||Volunteer Support||Merry Scharfe|
|AC3||Garage/Bake Sale||Patti Makinen|
|AC7||Community Advocate||Kate Cooper|
|AC8||Dog Advocate||Jeniene Mercer|
|AC11||Cat Advocate||Cory McKeown|
|AC12||Dog Coordinator||Christine Balcom|
|AC13||Facility & Lease Management||Jane Holeman|