Happy Holidays from San Gabriel Valley Humane Society!



2018 was a great year for our shelter. Through November 30 we have served over 2,200 animals, including wildlife. We returned 360 dogs and cats to their owners and adopted 730 into new loving homes. Our low cost spay/neuter clinic performed almost 1,200 surgeries, including 80 trap/neuter/return surgeries for feral cats. This is in addition to several thousand vaccinations provided through our low cost vaccination clinics. And we’re extremely proud of the injured animals we’ve helped move on into wonderful adoptive homes because of the life-saving surgeries performed in our clinic.

As we look forward to 2019 and our 95th year of service to our community, we say thank you to all our adopters and supporters. It is only with the help of our donors that we can continue to serve the animals so well and move forward with much needed shelter improvements and renovations. 

In honor of our up-coming 95th anniversary, won’t you please consider a year-end donation to help us serve the animals of our community now and for many years to come? Thank you from the SGVHS Board of Directors, the staff and volunteers and most importantly the animals we care for!


In Remembrance of Dr. Scott Sloan

Remembrance Donations

 In remembrance of Dr. Scott A. Sloan – Veterinarian and beloved member of the San Gabriel community since 1983. Dr. Sloan attended UCLA where he received both his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Zoology before entering UC Davis’ renowned School of Veterinary Medicine where he was the first deaf student admitted into the program. His admittance paved the way for those who followed and continue to follow to this day. Additionally, as a mark of his achievement, Dr. Sloan accepted an internship at UPenn's prestigious School of Veterinary Medicine and did a residency at UC Davis. He was an Associate Veterinarian at both Vanderhoof Veterinary Hospital and West Main Animal Hospital where he dedicated himself to what he loved most – surgery. He spent countless hours in surgery always putting the needs of his patients before his own. He also contributed his expertise and skills to the San Gabriel Humane Society. For 35 years, he focused on making a difference in one animal’s life at a time. His devotion to both the animals and the profession was unsurpassed and did not go unnoticed. He is and will continue to be extremely missed by all, but his contributions and impact on the lives of animals and the veterinary community will never be forgotten. Donations in honor of Dr. Sloan may be made to San Gabriel Valley Humane Society, 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel, CA 91776. 

How to Give Your Time or Donations to SGVHS

Planned Giving


SGVHS is a nonprofit animal shelter that relies on individual donations, grants and other similar sources of funds.

Your love of animals can live on in a 

PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM if you make a gift to the SGVHS in your will or living trust.  There are many benefits of this type of gift:

  • Flexibility:  You can make changes in your will at any time as you and your family’s  needs change.
  • Versatility:  You can leave a specific amount of money, a percentage of your estate or a gift of property.
  • Future Benefit:  You know your gift will benefit the shelter tomorrow based on your wishes of today.
  • Tax Relief:  Your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for its full value.

Please contact your accountant or attorney to assist you with your charitable request.  

Contact frontoffice@sgvhumane.org for information.

Donations for Immediate Needs


If you would like to support the Shelter's day to day needs,donations can be made in the following ways:  

  At the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society we try to keep the cats and dogs on a consistent diet. The ideal products to keep our animals healthy are:

Cat Food:

- Purina Pro Plan Cat Chow Dry Food – 30 Pound Bags

- Pro Plan Wet Food – Case of 24 Cans

- Instinct Healthy Weight

Kitten Food:

- Purina Pro Plan Kitten Dry Food – 30 Pound Bags

- Fancy Feast Kitten Wet Food – Case of 24 Cans

Dog Food: Natural Balance or Purina Beneful Dry Food – 50 Pound Bags

· Science Diet 

· Nutro

Puppy Food: Purina Puppy Dry Food – 25 Pound Bags 

· Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato (Costco)

Additionally, we are looking for items to keep our cats and dogs clean and ready to greet their future owner. The ideal products for cleanliness are:

· Bags of Cat Litter (non-clumping)

· New and Used Towels (In good condition, please.)

· Tide Laundry Detergent

· Clorox Bleach

· Hand Sanitizer – Purell Sanitizers

· Paper Towels

· Dog & Cat Toys

· Dust pan & broom

· Mop Heads

· Dawn dish soap

· Trash bags

· Disinfecting wipes

With all the animals we care for and adopt, the paper work is never ending. The ideal products to keep our office functioning are:

· Copy and Printer Paper

· Rolls of Stamps

· AAA & AA Batteries

· Black pens

We are experts at recycling so we would be delighted if you could drop off the following items:

· Unused gift cards to Pet Smart, Petco, etc.

· Unused gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, Office Depot, Staples, etc.

· Unused Amazon gift cards

· Plastic Bottles, and Cans although we try to solicit donations for the products that we use every day, we need lots of special items to keep the shelter functioning. If you don’t see anything on the list you think you can help with, please ask our staff for other items we have identified to improve our facilities.

We are a non-profit 501(c) (3) – Tax ID 95-1661090

All donations will be provided an itemized acknowledgment of your donation for tax purposes.

Other Ways To Donate


There are many ways to help the shelter through your generous donations:    

  • Donating unused gift cards from stores such as PetSmart, Petco, Lowes, HomeDepot or Staples
  • Participate in our reycling program for plastic bottles and aluminum  cans. Drop them off at the bin  in our parking lot.
  • Sign up for Ralphs Community Giving Program, and designate SGVHS (NPO 94102) as your donor organization.
  • Check out our Amazon Wish List for current needed items.
  • Walk your dog with the Woodtrax app and designate SGVHS for your donations.

Donate through Amazon Wish List



It takes a lot of work to take care of all of our dogs, cats, and the occasional bunny or chicken! We rely on volunteers to help our staff socialize and take care of  the animals needs and our facility. We are currently looking for volunteers to:

  • Do facility maintenance work
  • Participate in our fundraising efforts
  • Transport animals and participate in our outreach events
  • Be a member of our laundry team

Help SGVHS Care for Unwanted Pets

Your support and contributions will enable us to find homes for unanted pets. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Volunteer Application

Do you want to volunteer your time? Please fill out the following volunteer application and email it to frontoffice@sgvhumane.org

volunteer application new (pdf)


Thanks to Our Donors

From David Huang

In In honor and memory of 

Dr. Stephen Michael Seyarto      $100

Troop 7761 from Dana Middle School in Arcadia

Held a drive and brought in many boxes of blankets, beds, dog food, cat food, toys, leashes and more!. And, they donated a $196.00 check to the shelter.  

Elizabeth Richardson

 In the memory of Richard Penman (Duke) from the San Dimas Dog Park-good dog friend      $200.