ABOUT US


Our Mailing Address:

Mountain's Humane Society
P.O. Box 452
Lake Arrowhead, CA  92352

Our E-mail Address:    Mountainshumanesociety@hotmail.com


Our Telephone Number:

909-337-6422


The Mountains' Humane Society was formed in 1975 by a group of mountain residents who shared a concern for the welfare of local cats and dogs.  We are a non-profit 501 c3  volunteer organization that aids domestic animals on our mountain range from Cedar Pines Park to Forest Falls.  We offer spay/neuter assistance, emergency medical assistance, lost and found information, information on animals available for adoption and much more. We do not have or own a shelter.  If you have a question or need some advice that our website cannot help you with, please give us a call.  Our phone service is available to everyone and we would like to be of assistance to you. 

 

We rely on private party donations to keep us up and running. We do not receive any federal, state or county funding, and there is no trickle down funding from the Humane Society of the United States, ASPCA or any other larger animal rescue/protection groups. Being a 501 c3 non-profit organization, we gladly provide tax receipts for donations.  We are also a volunteer organization, so your patience and understanding are very much appreciated. We can always use more hands to help. If you have a talent or skill  that you could lend to us, or if you can provide a foster home for us, please give us a call!                          

Our area still lacks a shelter and that makes animal related situations more difficult. We do not have or own a shelter. We have to depend on the assistance of residents (foster homes) to house lost and unwanted pets until an owner or new home is found.  With few volunteer foster homes, and numerous unwanted pets, we often have no vacancy.

                                                                                                            
We strongly recommend pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. Two cats can produce 4,372 offspring in just seven years.  We can help with spay/neuter assistance, just give us a call!

                                                                                             
In order to reduce the number of lost pets, we encourage all pets to wear an I.D. tag at all times.  If a pet is found with a current tag, the owner is usually located in a short amount of time.  If animal control picks up a pet with no tag, they will transport it to the Devore Shelter, where it will be held for 5 days.  After this time, the animal may be adopted or it will be euthanized. Prevent this costly and unnecessary trip, please put a tag on your pet today!  We sell tags for $5 and can engrave on both sides.


If you find an animal with no tag, place bold posters in the area found.  Call us, Animal Control, Devore Shelter, all local veterinary offices and place an ad (it is free) in the local paper. Hopefully, the pet and the owner will be reunited.                          

We also caution owners of small pets.  We share our mountain with the local wildlife.  From the giant bear to the tiny chipmunk, encounters with any of these animals can lead to injury or death for your pet.  Contrary to popular belief, Coyote can and will jump your 6 ft. fence and take your small pet. And your larger dog cannot protect your smaller pet.  We have recent reports of coyote taking small dogs while on leashed walks with their owners, as well as coyote pack taking down and dragging off a full grown German Shepherd.  Cats should never be allowed outside, and small dogs should never be allowed outside unattended and never on a leash longer than 6ft.