About the Joshua Tree No-Kill Shelter
The Joshua Tree No-Kill Shelter is operated by the Morongo Basin Humane Society, a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1972 in the midst of a homeless and/or abandoned pet crisis in the growing but somewhat isolated Morongo Basin. When Kay Baker, the operator of the Hi-Dez Kennels in Yucca Valley, donated a 3.5 acre property in Joshua Tree to the Society, board members launched a fundraising drive, raising $53,000 over the next eight years to pay for the construction of a new facility. Diligence paid off: The new shelter opened in 1981.
The shelter struggled through the years, but armed with a growing show of community support, established a presence of care and nurturing of abandoned animals that included upfront medical care in advance of adoption and long-term sheltering. The shelter officially became no-kill in 2005. Today, programs and services in place to save the lives of homeless pets include veterinary care, animal sheltering, animal rescue, pet fostering and pet adoptions and the Pet Responsibility Classroom Education program offered to local schools.
The MBHS is committed to the purpose of caring for and arranging for the adoption of animals in need, providing humane education, advancing the reduction of the homeless animal population through spay and neuter, and encouraging the humane treatment and extended life of animals through involvement in our community
Morongo Basin Humane Society