To rescue and heal neglected, abandoned and abused dogs and cats.
By providing the space to facilitate the adoption of dogs and cats, the chance to live a full and happy live with loving pet owners is made possible. We are a No-Kill animal sanctuary. The largest in Southern California.
To focus in reducing the homeless population of dogs and cats
through community awareness programs and partnerships across the country. We are advocates of the No-Kill movement and believe in changing society to value and protect the lives of animals.
Its humble beginnings are far removed from its present status:
Established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in North Palm Springs. The animal sanctuary was also known as the Orphan Pet Oasis. It began with 16 Kennels on 2 acres and housed 20 dogs
Compassionate donors added a small trailer to begin rescuing cats.
An additional 6 acres was generously donated
Malinda Bustos was elected President of the Board of Directors in 2004. While Bustos continued the rescue mission, she saw the importance of quality of life for each animal and the need for facility modernization. Strong winds and high temperatures had taken its toll. Renovations began in Fall 2004.
Mrs. Anne Barry donated the Barry Cat Rescue Center. This 1,400 square foot building offers accommodations to more than 50 cats
The Board of Directors contracts with Valerie Masi at Best Paw Forward as Director of Animal Services. Staying true to the mission of making the animals' welfare a priority, the Humane Society is relaunching to maximize it's potential in serving the needs of orphaned and abandoned pets in the Coachella Valley.
As the needs of abused, neglected and abandoned animals has grown, so, too has The Humane Society of the Desert.
To date, notable accomplishments include: