What is now known as the Ramona Humane Society was founded in 1969 by a group of passionate women who wanted to do something about all the lost and abused animals in the area. Lead by sisters Maudie Alticks and Dorothy Berg, the group incorporated and opened the original animal shelter in Homeland, CA. They later moved their shelter to State St. in San Jacinto which currently houses the Animal Medical Center. In 1992, the Society built and opened its current shelter at 690 Humane Way in San Jacinto.

The shelter, originally called the Ramona Animal Haven, later became the Ramona Animal Shelter and is now known as the Ramona Humane Society. “The name has changed but not our mission.” stated Jeff Sheppard, Ramona Humane Society’s President/CEO. “Our motto, Advocate, Educate, Adopt, defines who we are and what we have always done. Thank you to all the animal advocates and RHS supporters that have helped us to accomplish our goal of making our community a more humane place for animals. We look forward to another 45 years of serving the people and animals of the valley”.

Mission Statement

The Ramona Humane Society (RHS) is dedicated to fostering the humane treatment of all animals. Our goal is to eliminate animal overpopulation by offering low-cost spay and neutering services, public outreach programs and promoting the adoption of pets to loving homes.

RHS is a non-profit, open-admission animal shelter, animal control agency and high quality, low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic. RHS shelters lost, unwanted and abused animals and provides them with the best possible care until they are found by their owners or placed in a new forever home.

Presidents Message

Welcome to the Ramona Humane Society Web Site. Ramona strives to be of service to both pets and their owners. Our motto, “Advocate. Educate. Adopt” defines who we are and what we do. We Advocate for the humane treatment of all animals no matter where we find them or what condition we find them in.

We seek to Educate pet owners, and the population at large, about the needs of animals and the importance of responsible pet ownership.

All pets should be spayed or neutered and every animal deserves to be treated like a living feeling creature that experiences love, fear, joy and depression.

Because of the explosion of unwanted pets left to fend for themselves we focus on Adoption as a means of placing abandoned pets into loving homes with caring owners.

We encourage you to visit our shelter where you can find important information on the care and feeding of animals, receive spay and neutering services at reduced rates, have your pets micro chipped to assist in locating them if they are ever lost or stolen and, of course, find that lifelong pet partner that will be at your side for years to come. We encourage you all to become “Animal Advocates” and help us make our world a humane place for animals to live out their lives.

Jeff Sheppard, President/CEO