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 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

Newest Adoptables


Meet Thera! She was brought to the shelter along with her 5 other siblings and mom Bella (who is still at the shelter) over a year ago! Thera is a very energetic young dog, she loves to play, gets along well with other dogs and would love to find her furever home!...


Chloe has one heck of a personality. She used to be a toy hog but she has since learned to share 🙂 She loves to be entertained and she will give you hours of entertainment and joy. She hangs by the pen door just waiting for you to come and give her a forever home!...


Tippy is the sweetest boy and warms up to anyone new very quickly. As you can see with his ear he has had a rough go of it on the streets. It's time to give him a forever home with lots of love. Black cats are considered good luck in some countries. So, let Tippy...


Bella is sweet mama who was surrendered with her seven puppies north of the island. She is very sweet and beautiful with her brindle coat. She walks on the leash well and is good with other dogs. She sits on command, gives kisses and loves a nice roll in the grass...


Dorothy is a beautiful tan Dachshund who has blossomed into a fun loving dog who loves pets, scritches and to give kisses. She loves going on...


Mystic is beautiful calico approximately 3 months old. She is very fun and loves to play with all kinds of toys and other cats. Her favourite is jumping high for the wand toy. Makes for some wonderful and funny pictures. She loves attention but is still independent so...

Latest News & Events

Tacos & Tequila Fundraiser Success!

Tacos & Tequila Fundraiser Success!

We would like to Thank Melly and staff from Caliente Restaurant for hosting the Tacos and Tequila Tuesday fundraiser. Thank you to our volunteers Eileen Jamison, Iliana Paj, Heather Smith and Katia Marin. Thank you to Sand Bar, Genesis Restaurant/Bar, Wayo's bar,...

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...

Happy Tails

Munequa’s Happy Tail

Munequa’s Happy Tail

This is one of the main reasons why we come to work everyday to do what we do. Congratulations to Munequa! She has found her furever home!

Nacho’s Happy Tail

Nacho’s Happy Tail

Finally Nacho has made it to his new life! We are so happy for Nacho and grateful for everyone involved in getting to California!