The mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society is made possible by the day-to-day efforts of our dedicated hard-working staff. Their diligence to quality care, and their devotion to the animals that come through our doors ensures a bright and healthy future for four-legged and two-legged companions alike.

Alex parade Alex
Alex Aguirre
Dog Volunteer Coordinator
Alliana Cruz
Adoption Counselor
Ashley Clark
Adoption Counselor
Baylee Goodwin
Adoption Counselor
Christina Croson
Adoption Counselor
Dr. Schank
Dr. Shana Schank, DVM
Medical Director/Veterinarian
Emily Emily and chili
Emily Dunson
Kennel Manager
with Ali Dogs
Julie Cousino
Shelter Manager
Leslie Cortes
Cat Volunteer Coordinator
Shayna Sharkie
Shayna Bartlett
Veterinary Assistant
Silvia Moreno
Adoption Counselor