More than 90 years of lifesaving efforts invested into our community.


SoHumane provides quality care for dogs and cats while working to make a difference in the pet overpopulation problem. Annually, SoHumane serves approximately 1,600 companion animals. In 2020, despite the many challenges that we faced with Covid-19, we successfully adopted out 1,085 animals, and saved 392 animals from euthanasia at other shelters through our Saving Train program.

Our Vision and Mission

To improve the lives of pets and people through sustainable programs of education, spay/neuter, and adoption.

Our strategic areas of focus are to provide shelter and adoption services for displaced pets while reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neutering. SoHumane provides humane education opportunities for people of all ages throughout the community. Additionally, we currently educate more than 1,000 children in our local schools each year via programs that foster compassion for all living things.

Did you know?


SoHumane is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of companion animals. Mae Richardson founded the Humane Society of Jackson County in 1928 as an all-volunteer organization that initially provided services for displaced dogs and horses.

Meet the SoHumane Team

Karen Evans

Executive Director

Diana Reynar

Director of Development

Estrella Cervantes

Operations Manager

Stephanie Roberts

Animal Care Manager

Dr. Jennifer Wicklund


Miranda Ahrens

Community Support Coordinator

Adoptions Supervisor

Kira Welch

Volunteer Coordinator

                                                                            SoHumane Governance

Board Officers

  • Steve Sohbi - Board President
  • Tamara Abbett - Vice President
  • Erik Larsen - Secretary
  • Carrie Zippi - Treasurer
Karen Evans - Executive Director

Board Members

  • Mike Crennen
  • Ginny Davis
  • Amy Di Costanzo
  • Sallie Johnson
  • Jeremy Leever
  • Greg Lemhouse
  • Jim Maddux
  • Lynn McBee
  • Andrea Saxon Gibson