HSSC In the News

North Bay Business Journal Forty Under 40

We are proud to share that our very own Meagan Cirivello has been selected as one of North Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2024 – an award that recognizes the most outstanding young business and community leaders in the North Bay! Meagan is a progressive voice in animal welfare and is helping our organization, our community and our industry reshape the way we think about animal sheltering. As our Director of Shelter Initiatives, Meagan has been instrumental in developing our Community Action Team (C.A.T.) in response to the growing need from our community’s pet guardians who are experiencing financial challenges and other crises and need a little help caring for their beloved pets. She has been a key force in expanding HSSC’s safety net programs, including bolstering and mobilizing our pet food and supply pantries, free pet vaccine clinics and other resources, so we can better reach the need where it exists in our community. Her commitment to breaking down barriers is helping us improve access to resources for anyone who needs them, when they need them. Thanks to Meagan’s vision and hard work, HSSC is efficiently assisting our community through direct services, as well as building partnerships that raise awareness and create a culture of compassion and equity in our community – for the animals and for the people who love them! Congratulations Meagan!!

HSSC’s Director of Veterinary Operations Albert Escobedo receives a shout out in “Something to Wag About” in the recent issue of California Veterinarian!

ASPCA Access to Veterinary Care Conference
We are proud of HSSC’s very own Executive Director Lindsay McCall, Dr. Ada Norris and Melina Stambolis for presenting at the first annual Access to Veterinary Care conference held by the ASPCA! Speaking alongside co-presenters on the panel, “Sheltering Organizations Increasing Access to Veterinary Care”, Lindsay, Ada and Melina discussed HSSC’s approach to providing safety net veterinary care to our local community through our Community Veterinary Clinic and Spay/Neuter Clinic. Thank you to the ASPCA for inviting us to take part in this exciting opportunity!

Lindsay McCall has been selected as one of North Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2022

Purr-fect Pairing: Cats and Wineries Create ‘Win-Win Situation’

Animal lovers come together to raise money for the Humane Society of Sonoma County

Helping where it’s needed most: CVM alumna runs urgent care clinic for low-income families

Fur babies, up for adoption

Sonoma Magazine, 4/20/20: Shelter in Place Order Spurs Increase in Local Pet Adoptions

Santa Rosa’s Humane Society to provide affordable pet care with new Community Veterinary Clinic

Humane Society of Sonoma County’s secret weapon: pet bios

7 Charities Helping Victims of Recent Disasters 

Pets And People Are Joyously Reuniting After California Wildfires

Displaced Sonoma County residents keep up search for animals lost in fires

North Bay pets fill animal shelters

Rescuing animals across fire lines, inside shelters

More than 100 pets still at shelters after North Bay wildfires

5 heartwarming stories of pets who survived the deadly California fires

Missing cats after North Bay fires found, up for adoption

These Stories About Pets And Animals Being Helped During The California Fires Are So Heartbreakingly Sweet

Amid Sonoma’s ashes, family is overjoyed to find their dog Izzy — alive, well and wagging her tail

Sonoma Humane Society opens free wellness clinic, urges reporting of lost and found pets

Sonoma Humane Society offering free, basic, burn care for pets

Humane society looks to help cat with singed whiskers, other pets lost in North Bay fires

For some, this holiday is all about the Easter Bunny

Member Spotlight: Sonoma Humane Society

Healdsburg Center for Animals Begins a New Life

True Love: Adopt a special-needs pet from Sonoma Humane Society

Sonoma Humane Society Announces Executive Director 

Sonoma Humane Society aims to open new Healdsburg animal shelter by spring

Karmann Ghia Does Good for Homeless Animals

Beloved Princess Fiona

Princess Fiona Huffington Post

Princess Fiona ABC 7

Princess Fiona Press Democrat

Good News for Healdsburg Animal Shelter

Lapphund Rescue Press Democrat

Lapphund Rescue

A Lifesaving Partnership: Sonoma Humane Society & Petaluma Animal Services Foundation Awarded Healdsburg Sheltering and Animal Control Contract

Landmark Agreement Brings Hope and Second Chances to County Animals

Best Sonoma County Non-Profit 2013 Press Democrat


Press Releases

Humane Society of Sonoma County Expanding Safety Net Services to Support Local Pet Guardians

Senior Dogs at the Humane Society of Sonoma County’s Community Veterinary Clinic Fetch Grant

National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in the Humane Society of Sonoma County to Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in Sonoma County

PetSmart Charities Grant Improves Access to Veterinary Care

Sonoma Humane Society Announces Executive Director 

North Bay No-Kill Shelters Save Shelter Pets Displaced by Rocky Fire

Healdsburg Center for Animals Begins a New Life

Letter to the Editor; Healdsburg Tribune

Sonoma Humane Society aims to open new Healdsburg animal shelter by spring

Sonoma Humane looks to transform ‘complicated’ animal shelter project

Healdsburg animal shelter board dissolves

Sonoma Humane Society to move into Healdsburg Animal Shelter building

Healdsburg Shelter eyes opening after settlement

Two out-of-town animal agencies partner with Healdsburg shelter

Healdsburg Center Coming Soon

Healdsburg council approves animal control, shelter deal

A Lifesaving Partnership: Sonoma Humane Society & Petaluma Animal Services Foundation Awarded Healdsburg Sheltering and Animal Control Contract


Position Statements

Rodent Control

Pets As Gifts April 2015

Beagle Freedom Bill Oct 2014

Predator Control Statement Sept 2014

Aversive Dog and Animal Training_Jan 2014

Breed Specific Laws Oct 2013

No Kill Aug 2013

Low Cost Adoption April 2013

Offsite Adoptions March 2013

Limit Law Jan 2013


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Asilomar Accords

The Asilomar Accords outline principles that guide animal welfare organizations to work together to save the lives of companion animals. Without the Asilomar Accords, definitions and reporting methods varied from group to group, making understanding of information difficult, if not impossible, across organizations. By utilizing a standard language for statistics, shelters and their supporters are able to easily and clearly track progress both at a specific shelter and across shelters nationwide.

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