Time for a Change

Caring Hands Humane Society is a 501c3 non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping companion animals and the people who love them.

Our Mission, through the promotion of education in basic humane animal care, is to relieve animal suffering and to prevent cruelty to animals. At Caring Hands Humane Society we believe all animals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect during all stages of life. We always strive to provide the best possible care to the animals entrusted to us and to educate others about the benefits of strengthening the bond between humans and companion animals.


Jo Baker

Judy Rasmussen
Elizabeth Usselman
Lyndsey Robinette
Janet Hanson

Martha Gartner

Sandy Rohe

Our Commitment to Remain a No-Kill Shelter

We are dedicated to finding a home for every animal entrusted to us. We have reached the goal of being a “no kill community” in 2016 and have continued on that path every year since. We are committed to keeping that status every year from here out.

A “No Kill Community” is an animal shelter that does not kill healthy or treatable animals even when the shelter is full, reserving euthanasia for terminally ill animals or those considered dangerous to public safety. During 2016, Caring Hands reached the goal with 90.42% and improved during 2017 to 93.1%. In 2018, we further increased that percentage to 95.66%! Behind those statistics are thousands of individual stories with happy endings because of your help!

So many times when our resources were stretched to the limit, you came forward and brought food for the animals so they did not go hungry. You donated blankets so they were not cold. You gave them toys so they could have a little joy during their stay here. You saved their lives by providing foster homes until a kennel opened up or until they found their forever home. You sponsored their transport fees so they could go to rescues. You’ve supported us in our endeavors every time we have asked for your help.

The companion animals here cannot speak, so on their behalf, we say thank you!

The truth is, a shelter cannot achieve “no kill” status on its own. It takes a community. To find out how to take the next steps towards saving each and every animal, visit our volunteer, fostering, memberships, or donations pages.

Remember, lives are saved one at a time!

Meet Our Staff