About HELP the Animals

History of HELP the Animals, Inc.

A group of animal advocates who could no longer close their eyes while nearby animals were suffering gathered together and made a very loud noise and were heard in 1988. Since then, things have changed at the shelter and yet so many things remain the same. 

What remains the same? We are still struggling to keep our doors open with donations and grants. We are still relentlessly advocating for the animals, still spaying/neutering, vaccinating all intake animals that enter the shelter. Most importantly, we are still dedicated to our mission.


HELP the Animals, Inc. (Humane Existence for Lost Pets) maintains a no-kill shelter, providing a home for lost or abandoned dogs and cats that are sometimes victims of cruelty, abuse and/or neglect. All animals in our care are current with immunizations and are spayed or neutered before adoption, ensuring that they will not add to the overpopulation of unwanted pets. Shelter staff provide medical care, nourishment, exercise and love while actively pursuing forever adoptive homes; animals remain at the shelter until permanent guardians are found.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for HELP the Animals meets on a monthly basis to review policies, financial information and fundraising. Interested in joining our board? Please CLICK HERE to download our Board Member Application.

Shelter Staff

Our kennel staff works hard 365 days a year to ensure our dogs and cats are fed and their kennels are kept clean. Interested in working for us? CLICK HERE to download a job application.