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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
    • Mary Jo Pinnell
    • MaryAbigail Dills
    • Dr. Sandy Wasson
    • Bruce Noyes
    • SaraBecca Martin
    • Dolores Gonzalez

Staff Leadership

  • Jeff Boyd, Executive Director
  • Kelli Peal, Director of Shelter Operations
  • Kristine Vatshell, Ellensburg Shelter Manager and Event Manager
  • Victoria Dumlao, Growth & Impact Manager
  • Mie Petersen, Clinic Manager
  • Rachel Vincent, Foster and Transfer Coordinator

At the Yakima Humane Society, we are committed to ending the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. As the only Humane Society in Yakima County, 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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