Saga Humane Society was founded in 1999 by a small group of women in attempts to salvage the livelihood of the animals thrown to the streets. After much work and dedication, the humane society was born with a mission to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to domestic and wild animals.

Meet Our Team

Saga Humane Society promotes their mission through educating their community and demonstrating their care every day. Saga Humane Society would not exist today without their incredibly hardworking team.

Ingrid Lima 


Veterinary Technician and powerhouse

 Ingrid has been part of the Saga Humane for 19 years. Ingrid devotes her time and endless effort to Saga daily. Ingrid is in charge of making important decisions and is their on-staff head of the medical department at Saga Humane Society. Ingrid is the glue holding Saga Humane Society together.

Noemi Castro

Fearless kennel attendant and veterinary assistant

Noemi has been part of the Saga Humane Society team for 13 years. Noemi has a fearless and kind nature with all of the animals. Noemi is the queen of clean, she ensures that the clinic is constantly running in tip top shape and organized.



Walter has been part of the Saga team for two years. Walter has this incredible connectedness to all the animals at Saga. Walter has this innate ability to create a sense of calm and acceptance that he provides to each and every animal.


Administrative and Veterinary Assistant

Joellie has been part of the Saga Humane Society team for two years. Joellie is the head of client communications and assisting in any medical treatment performed on our animals. Joellie is the master of multitasking and looking fabulous while doing it!

Saga Humane Society is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of residents and non-residents of San Pedro:

Dr. Heather McGowan – President and Director of Humane Education/International Veterinary Medicine

Tula Ayuso – Vice President

Louisa Chiaramonte – Treasurer

Amy Lewis – Secretary

Kathy Marin – Director of Animal Well-Being

Newest Adoptables

Adopted – Clifford

Clifford is one of the coolest kittens. He is energetic with other cats and lives to play wrestle. And with...


Pedro loves to lounge around and is good with new people. He loves to play, especially with other cats but even when the other cat is relaxing so if you have another cat it should be a playful energetic cat. Is good with men. Approx. 4 months old. [video width="720"...


Russo is a sweet boy who loves attention but won’t jump all over you for it. He loves to be by your side to get pets and scritches and loves to play with the wand and feather toys. Very calm, but fun.


Napoleon is a very sweet boy who loves scritches and hanging out on your feet or lap or shoulders or wherever he can be having fun with you. He is energetic and has a calm side too. Approx. 3 months old.


Viking is Mrs. Bartolo’s sister and not only are they nearly twins, Viking is a love bug just like her sister. She will come on your lap for pets and stretch out for neck scritches and lounge on your lap. She gives kisses and loves to play with your shoes and toys....

Mrs. Bartolo

Mrs. Bartolo is the biggest love bug you will ever meet! She will come to you the minute you come home and climb up on your lap, reach up to give you a hug and kiss and then settle into your lap for pets and scritches. She also loves to play with any kind of toy

Latest News & Events

It’s Hip to Snip!

It’s Hip to Snip!

ITS HIP TO SNIP!  Saga Humane Society will be having the spay and neuter clinic free of charge for the month of September. We will be offering 100 spay and neuter surgeries to lower income families in San Pedro next week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We...

Thank you Volunteers!

Thank you Volunteers!

We would like to thank our volunteers for coming in to walk our Saga dogs! They are always happy after a lovely walk on the beach!  Come on over to Saga to walk our shelter dogs! You will definitely make their day so much better!



Why are your donations important to Saga Humane Society! Every monetary donation that we receive whether small or large, keeps the shelter alive. We use funds to feed all our animals, helps pay our amazing staff, it helps us fund our spay/neuter campaigns and most...

Happy Tails

Little Frappe’s- Happy Tail

Little Frappe’s- Happy Tail

May 25, 2021. Little frappe came into our clinic after she was picked up by her now adopter, Ms Simpson. She was severely dehydrated, malnurished and covered in ticks. We immediately took care of her, gave her a nice grooming and veterinary care. Frappe bounced back...

Tippy’s-Happy Tail

Tippy’s-Happy Tail

May 19, 2021. Adoption day for Tippy! This sweet cuddly boy will now be loved and cared for by the Soliz family. And he will give them lots of love in return. Congratulations on your new forever home Tippy We are all happy for you

Parker’s-Happy Tail

Parker’s-Happy Tail

May 15, 2021. Parker couldn’t sit still for a photo because he couldn’t wait to go to his furever home! Parker will keep his name and be loved and cared for by the Che family! It’s Happy Tails for this sweet boy