Our Mission

To contribute to a better life for animals and to inspire public awareness of animals’ needs. ‚Äč

  • To provide a safe haven for homeless animals and secure for them permanent, loving and responsible homes
  • To prevent and alleviate animal suffering
  • To work toward ending the problem of pet over-population through accessible spay/neuter services
  • To serve as a source of information and assistance regarding the care and well-being of companion animals
  • To prevent the euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals

About MCHS

Mendocino Coast Humane Society was created by Coastal residents who wanted a ‘no-kill’ alternative to the County’s Animal Control.

To increase adoptions, the Mobile Pet Adoption truck was purchased in 1998 and can be seen every weekend on the headlands in Mendocino Village, weather permitting.

The new Adoption Center was completed in July 2001 with the help of many donors and the tireless efforts of staff and volunteers. The Adoption Center provides a warm, comfortable and secure home for our animals.

Improvements to the Adoption Center property have continued, including an in-house surgery, large outside kennels, additional kennel facilities for isolation and kittens/puppies, noise abatement panels in the dog kennel area, a grassy, fenced exercise lawn for daytime exercise, and the Kitty Cottage.

Board of Directors

President: Jane Patterson
Vice President: Ray Alacron
Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Roberts
Board Members: Jackie Dornan and Tony de la Torre


Executive Director: Judy Martin
Shelter Veterinarian: Clare Bartholomew

Mendocino Coast Humane Society is a publicly supported
501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, incorporated in the State of
California on 12 June 1987.

Federal Identification Number: 94-3053960
California Corporate Number: C1589510
California Charity Number: 68678

Mendocino Coast Humane Society Bylaws

2016 IRS Form 990
2019 IRS Form 990
2020 IRS Form 990
2021 IRS Form 990
2022 IRS Form 990
Additional 990 filings available upon request