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.
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.
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 ultitasking 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
Latest News & Events
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...
We would like to give a Huge Thank you to Rob and Krista from Crazy Canucks's for hosting yet another Bingo fundraiser night. Thank you to their wonderful staff who worked tirelessly. Thanks to our volunteers, Heather Smith, Iliana Paj, Katia Marin and Tula Ayuso....
March 18, 2021. It’s a happy week at SAGA! Two adoptions in one week? Wow! Such lucky pups finding their furever homes! Hazelnut got adopted by the Neito family! Hazelnut jumped out of her kennel as they were looking at our dogs and she adopted them as she saw them!...
February 10, 2021. Maicey was found up north wandering around and brought to Saga in April 2019. In January 2020 she was adopted, however that didn’t really work out so well. Thankfully she was brought back to SAGA and has now been adopted to a new home with her...
February 3, 2021. Our first adoptions for the year! What a great week is has been to have siblings adopted on the same day! Piper, Penny and Parker were surrendered in November by their family. Quickly they made SAGA their home! This week both Penny and Piper found...