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About Us

The Yakima Humane Society was founded in 1904. We are a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization proud to be serving the people and animals of Yakima County for over 100 years. We practice and promote the humane treatment of animals through our adoption, spay/neuter services, and outreach programs.

Mission Statement

The Yakima Humane Society is committed to ending animal suffering and cruelty, reducing animal overpopulation, and educating the public regarding responsible pet ownership while promoting community kindness and commitment to their welfare.

About Us

Board Members

    • John Gorman, President
    • Laurie Morales, Vice President
    • Andrew Sund, Treasurer
    • Amanda Moloney, Secretary
    • Paul Shelton
    • MaryAbigail Dills
    • Dr. Sandy Wasson
    • Mary Jo Pinnell
    • SaraBecca Martin
    • Dolores Gonzalez

Staff Leadership

  • Jeff Boyd, Executive Director
  • Kelli Peal, Adoption Center Manager
  • Mie Petersen, Clinic Manager
  • Eddie Bossert, Animal Control Operations Manager
  • Kayla Lewis, Ellensburg Shelter Manager
  • Victoria Dumlao, Growth & Impact Manager
  • Kristine Vatshell, Foster Coordinator & Event Manager
  • Rachel Vincent, Transfer Coordinator

At the Yakima Humane Society, we are committed to ending the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. As the only open-admission shelter in Yakima County, we accept companion animals regardless of breed, health, or behavior. Our staff and volunteers provide support and life-saving rehabilitation for the animals in our care.

Shelter Statistics

Yakima Adoption Center

2405 W Birchfield Rd
Yakima, WA 98901
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Ellensburg Adoption Center

1007 S Industrial Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Yakima Spay & Neuter Clinic

106 S 6th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
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