As with most charities, the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society cannot continue to operate on operational income alone and relies on financial support from fundraising events and donations from the community to keep our doors open. We are not operated by nor do we receive funding from any national humane organization or any governmental agency.

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We encourage individuals and businesses that share our concern for animals to consider becoming members of the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society. Your annual membership donation helps offset the operating costs of running our animal shelter. Additionally, as a member of the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society you will receive:

  • Eligibility to utilize our pet boarding service **Effective July 2019, you NO LONGER NEED A MEMBERSHIP TO BOARD

  • Subscription to our "Pet Tails" newsletter containing both informative and educational materials

  • Tax deduction of your membership donation to the extent allowed by law

...and perhaps more importantly:

  • The opportunity to personally contribute towards the efforts of our humane society to provide the help and care of our homeless pets.