Sequoia Humane Society

A No-Kill Shelter Saving Lives Everyday


The Sequoia Humane Society is a no-kill animal shelter that operates adoption, spay/neuter, education and microchipping programs to promote responsible pet ownership and reduce the overpopulation of cats and dogs in Humboldt County. Please read below to learn more about our life-saving programs.


Our adoption process is designed to help insure a good match for both pet and adopter. A match that will be a happy one for many years to come. All cats and dogs adopted from the Sequoia Humane Society are treated medically as needed, spayed or neutered, and provided love as well as humane care before finding their forever homes.

Spay/Neuter Assistance

There is a pet overpopulation problem in Humboldt County, resulting in too many animals and not enough homes to place them in. However, we can prevent the birth of unwanted animals and work toward a day when there are no more homeless pets by spaying and neutering our own cats and dogs, as well as feral cats within your neighborhood.

Are you a Humboldt County resident? Call our office to inquire about eligibility requirements for available funding towards spay or neuter for your pet. (707) 442-1782


At its most basic level, humane education is about learning to care for the animals in our homes and communities. It is about fostering kindness, respect and empathy for both human and nonhuman animals, and looking after the environment and its diverse habitats. Unlike science and other academic disciplines, humane education has a philosophical component that strives to establish a sense of responsibility and make the world a better, more humane place.


Pets can run away or find themselves lost. The Sequoia Humane Society wants to help you keep your pets safe, which is why we offer low cost microchipping services every day. In addition to a collar with identification tags, microchipping your pet will ensure that they are returned to you, as they will be registered nationally and linked directly to your contact info.