Our Mission


The Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. is a private, 501c3 non-profit 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.

Promoting awareness, appreciation of and humanity towards all animals. We provide animal care and control services to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Covina, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, San Dimas, and sheltering services for the city of La Habra.

a full-access shelter

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 through managed intake. 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.

As a full-access shelter, the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. takes in sick and injured animals and those that may not be probable candidates for adoption. Everyday dozens of pets that are no longer wanted are turned over to the caring hands of IVHS & SPCA; 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 and give them compassion and a second chance.

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our mission

The objectives and purposes of the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. 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 Humane Society of Pomona Valley, Inc. now known as, the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A., began providing animal care and control services for the City of Pomona.  Concerned residents formed the private, non-profit organization to find a humane approach to caring for the homeless, abandoned and injured pets in the community. 

Today, IVHS & SPCA services approximately 1 million people and continues to be a resource for those animals with no voice and is dedicated to providing a safe refuge for animals in our community. Our mission to care for all animals hasn’t changed and is made possible by friends like you. Every day our dedicated team ensures that every animal receives food, veterinary care and the love and compassion they need until they can find a forever home.