Getting to Zero

A Milestone Achievement

In 2015, the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. incorporated a plan to save every healthy, adoptable pet in our care – Getting to Zero. The organization reached its goal of Getting to Zero euthanasia of healthy adoptable animals in 2017, 3 years ahead of schedule!

IVHS & SPCA continues to maintain zero euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets today.  If you would like to help us in promoting and maintaining our efforts, please consider donating, volunteering, fostering, or adopting from the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A..

community education, legislation & support

Community Education, Legislation & Support provides knowledge and sets the standards for all of the stakeholders to prevent animals from being abandoned.

The Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. has received resolutions of support from our partner cities who believe together we can save every adoptable pet in our care. They have committed to implementing city ordinances to help residents become more responsible pet owners such as mandatory microchipping to reunite lost pets with their owners and diverting owned pets from the shelter.

With the introduction of our Humane Heroes youth education programs in 2020, our Community Outreach team has spent countless hours at local schools, on our shelter campus, working to affect change at the youth level to instill the importance of responsible pet ownership.


Together, the Inland Valley Humane & S.P.C.A. along with our coalition of shelter partners continue to work together to ensure we are “Getting to Zero,” a movement to eliminate the need for unnecessary euthanasia of homeless pets in our community. IVHS & SPCA has committed to working together to transfer homeless pets between non-profit organizations and other shelters that do not have enough healthy, adoptable pets to find solutions for each individual animal.


Did you know that the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. has remote adoption centers for cats? Not only do we take our pups to adoption fairs throughout the cities we serve, but our cats have taken up residence at:

Petco in San Dimas

822 W Arrow Hwy, San Dimas, CA 91773

Petco in West Covina

2350 S Azusa Avenue, West Covina, CA 91792

Petco in Ontario

4120 E 4th Street, Ontario, CA 91764

Petco in Chino

11945 Central Avenue, Chino, CA 91710

Petco in Chino Hills

13001 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709


The IVHS & SPCA Board of Directors is strongly committed to saving all healthy, adoptable animals in our community.  The opening of the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Medical Center is IVHS & SPCA’s commitment to the community to be a resource for affordable veterinary care. Access to affordable veterinary care is a barrier to overcome for many community members to enjoy pet ownership and to ensure that no animal has to lose its life because of an owner’s financial disadvantage. Access to spay/neuter services also prevents unplanned litters, overcrowding in shelters, and reduced-cost pet licensing.

check out low-cost vet care