The objectives and purposes of the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA are:
• To provide a safe refuge for all sick, injured, abused, and abandoned animals that have no other alternatives.
• To lead the community in finding homes for all adoptable pets.
• To foster compassion for all living things through education and outreach.
• To promote the health and wellness of all pets in our community by providing accessible and affordable veterinary care.
• To reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.
• To prevent cruelty by advocating and enforcing animal protection laws.
Established in 1949, the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. is a private, non-profit, full-access animal shelter dedicated to providing a safe refuge for animals in our community. Our mission to care for all animals is made possible by friends like you. Every day our dedicated staff ensures that every animal receives food, veterinary care and the attention they need until they can find a forever home. The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA is a private, 501c3 nonprofit organization and is supported by contributions, grants, bequests, proceeds from pet adoptions, pet licensing and fees for services. Our Tax ID number is 95-1660842.
In 2015 the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. incorporated a plan to save every adoptable pet in our care – Getting to Zero.
With highly recognized investigative officers, IVHS answers the call of over 100 animals in need every day. With our community outreach programs we educate the public on local wildlife, proper pet care and how to be a responsible pet owner. Equally important is IVHS’s commitment to provide a mobile vaccination clinic, low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter programs for our communities.
The doors to the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. are open to every animal in need. Because we are a full access shelter, no stray animal from our community is ever turned away. Many other shelters, animal care facilities and sanctuaries define themselves as “no-kill” shelters. While we at the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. salute the work of animal welfare groups everywhere, we find the label of “no-kill” to be inaccurate. Organizations like these are better defined as “limited access” shelters because they have the option of turning away animals for health, behavior and in some instances cosmetic reasons.
In order to comply with their idealistic arrangement, and maintain their public image, they have to restrict their intake of animals to only those that have the best chance of being adopted. We do not have such a luxury. As a full-access shelter, the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. takes in sick and injured animals and those that are not probable candidates for adoption. Every day dozens of pets that are no longer wanted are turned over to the caring hands of IVHS; every day we accept pets from people who are unable to care for them anymore; and every day our doors open for the dozens of stray animals that are lost, abandoned and homeless. At the core of the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. is our obligation to care for these animals.
We work vigorously to find new, loving and permanent homes for every healthy pet, and we do a great job at it. Because we are a full-access shelter and never deny any animal entry, there is no set time limit for how long an animal will be available for adoption. As long as the animal is healthy, maintains a good disposition and we have space, we’ll keep a pet for an indefinite period.
The Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. will always work to protect the privacy of our donors. We hold all donor information in strict confidence and will not sell or exchange any donor information to any other organization. We will only use your information to contact you regarding your donation, to update you on our progress, and inform you of any of our upcoming events or fundraising campaigns. Please let us know at any time if you would like to receive fewer communications from us or no further communications and we will honor your request.
They need you. We need you. You can make a difference.
As the one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the Inland Valley, the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA relies on the assistance of caring, hardworking volunteers to help us find homes for the thousands of animals that come through our doors every year. You can help us care for the lost and abandoned animals of our community.