The Sonoma Humane Society has a long and proud history of leading the fight to end overpopulation and rescue, rehabilitate and place thousands of animals into loving homes. Founded in 1931, we are non-profit, charitable organization funded solely with donations from individuals, businesses and foundations.In 2004, a new 33,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility was built to provide even more space and necessary services for homeless pets and allowed us to reach out and serve more people and pet owners in the community. The Humane Society’s high level of medical care, socialization and training for the animals of Sonoma County sets us apart from other shelters and is an example of the care every animal needs and deserves.
The mission of the Sonoma Humane Society is to:
prevent cruelty to animals,
advance their welfare and protection,
encourage the relationship between people and animals, and improve the quality of life for both.
Animals at the Humane Society are cared for until they find a new home, including those that are sick or injured, those that may need behavior training or simply those that need the gift of time. Adoptable animals are never euthanized due to age or lack of space.
In addition to our core mission of rescuing and rehabilitating animals, the Humane Society also serves thousands of people in our community. Each and every animal we care for, in turn provides care and companionship to many people. Through education and special assistance programs for children, teens, adults and senior citizens, we strive to teach, nurture and evolve the relationship between animals and people.