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

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.

Joellie

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you to our volunteers!

Thank you to our volunteers!

Thank you Grace and Kyan for coming in to Volunteer at Saga! We are so grateful for all your hard work and how helpful you both were! 🐾🐾 #sagahumanesociety

Thank you Mrs Regina!!!

Thank you Mrs Regina!!!

It truly warms our heart when a local donates to our shelter! Thank you to Mrs Regina for donating food for our shelter dogs and cats! We are forever grateful for this donation!  It would be so wonderful if more locals can take sometime to volunteer or donate to...

Thank you Heather for our new dog beds!

Thank you Heather for our new dog beds!

Thank you so much Heather for making these awesome beds for our shelter dogs! They are surely happy when they receive one. We are forever grateful for everyone that donates materials to make these beds happen!!  Cosmo is happy and grateful for his new...

Happy Tails

Clover’s First New Years Family Celebration

Clover’s First New Years Family Celebration

Those of you who have been sharing the journey with us may be familiar with Clover. Found by Noemy Castro alone with 10 puppies in June of 2017, Clover was brought to Saga. Sadly, all of her puppies died and she was left alone, heartworm positive and...

Lucky Dog Wings Her Way to Boston

Lucky Dog Wings Her Way to Boston

It was 6:30 AM on a Saturday morning that the call came in about a dog in the San Pedrito area that needed help.  Injured from a fall from a second story roof top and after spending the night exposed to a bad electrical storm, SAGA volunteers arriving on the...

Potlicker Puppy Finds New Home in San Diego

Potlicker Puppy Finds New Home in San Diego

We heard him before we saw him. As my family approached the SAGA clinic, we heard his loud crying. It was like a new baby screaming for attention. When we entered the clinic, we were surprised to find that the noise was coming from a very young puppy. The tiny two...