The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley, protecting animals for more than 40 years.

Mission Statement

To prevent cruelty and neglect to animals; to educate children and all members of the community about animal welfare issues; and to provide for the health and well-being of animals with an emphasis on spay/neuter to prevent pet over-population.

Vision Statement

To be a leading non-profit organization in caring for all animals in need.

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The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley is not affiliated, nor partnered with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

We are disturbed and deeply saddened by the news regarding allegations of sexual harassment at the HSUS. Allegations such as this should be taken very seriously and investigated promptly and thoroughly. We do not condone this type of behavior. It is our understanding many board members of HSUS resigned over the decision to retain their current CEO and closed their internal investigation. At no time should harassment of any kind be tolerated or allowed to continue.

We will remain focused on our core values: the compassionate care and treatment of animals. We will continue to provide professional and caring, high quality care to our patients and their guardians. We value our employee’s commitment, our clients, our donors and our reputation in the communities we serve and we take pride in our integrity and hold ourselves to the highest standards. Through education and advocacy we will continue to promote the humane treatment of animals and enhance the human-animal bond. All of this is only possible when we treat each other with respect and kindness.

Our History

On March 16, 1970, with the hard work and dedication of a few key volunteers committed to caring and protecting animals in order to improve the quality of their lives, the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley became incorporated. As with any new start-up organization, there were many challenges. It was a time of hope, despair, promises, and disappointments. Along this challenging path, the Society's dream became one to provide the residents of the city of San Bernardino and their pets with quality animal services sufficient to meet local needs. This dream was inspired and led by a true visionary, Joyce Young Martin. Beatrice Tupman Prothero who documented the Society's first history stated: bq. "Joyce's dreams centered on the developing of a much-needed low-cost spay and neuter clinic to help alleviate, in our area at least, the national disgrace of dog and cat overpopulation. Alone, she planted a fertile seed..." Then, person by person, she brought in a small group of dedicated people to implement this dream. They began with efforts to change conditions at the city "pound". While pursuing this objective, the small founding group was continuing to grow, using their time and resources to educate the community on behalf of all animals, both domestic and wild.

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Corporate Directors and Officers

Valerie Cornwell, President

Peggie Noble, Vice President

Brenda Odle, Treasurer

Nicci Martinez, Secretary

Jeff Pope, Board Member


Download past and present issues of our newsletter, The Tailbearer.

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Vaccination Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:45am to 4:30pm
Call to schedule your appointment

Saturday Shot Clinic: 8:00am to 12 noon – Walk in Only


President’s Day Wknd Sat., February 15-Mon., February 17 Opened Tues., February 18
Memorial Day Wknd Sat., May 23-Mon., May 25 Opened Tues., May 26
Independence Day Fri.& Sat., July 3-4 Opened July 2, 6
Labor Day Wknd Sat., September 5-Mon., September 7 Opened Tues., September 8
Thanksgiving Thurs., November 26-Sun., November 29 Opened Mon., November 30
Christmas/New Year Break Thurs., December 24- Sun., January 3 Opened Mon., January 4

Joyce Martin Auditorium

The Joyce A. Martin Auditorium

The Joyce Martin Education Auditorium is open for use by service clubs, professional associations, corporate groups, children’s groups such as boy and girl scouts, and for those involved in animal welfare. The use can be for dinners, lunches, seminars, retreats and workshops.

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Employment Opportunities

We have several positions available. The Humane Society provides an excellent employee benefits package which includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • IRA
  • Veterinarian Continuing Education
  • R.V.T Continuing Education
  • Liability Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Time

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