A Message from the President

Greetings to all of our wonderful supporters.
It’s that time of the year when we look back at the year and weigh in on our accomplishments and reexamine our mission at the Joshua Tree No-Kill Animal Shelter. We are excited to say that we are back at full strength with a great staff and new board members to whip up our enthusiasm.

It was tough going for most of the year but good things are happening now and gaining momentum.  We have submitted all our plans for approval  for the new shelter to San Bernardino County and so far it is going smoothly. We are anticipating being able to order some of our new kennels by next summer.

Giving Tuesday, which has always been successful thanks to our generous community, was launched on Facebook mid-November when a longtime supporter donated $2,000 in matching funds. Please help us reach that goal to secure these matching funds.

As we approach the holiday season, we ask that you consider a donation to the Joshua Tree No-Kill Shelter as part of your year-end charitable giving. Please join us in helping continue our many services to dogs and cats in our care. We feed, house, spay/neuter, provide medical care, and give love to our animals until they find their forever homes. We are committed to the mission of "no-kill" even if it means keeping an animal with us for the remainder of its life. 

We can't do this without you. 

Mimi Mitz
Morongo Basin Humane Society
Board of Directors

  • When we take the time to look back on our place in animal rescue, it always affirms our belief in our No-Kill mission. Here are a few reasons why:
"I have a new lease on life"
Lucy is a 15 year old cat who was adopted from us as a kitten and returned 14 years later when her owner died. There was no interest in her because of her age, but we always believed that her new person was out there. One day a woman from Fontana came in looking for a the least adoptable cat. She met Lucy and that was that…Happy ending.
"New home! Happy life!"
Danika was abandoned outside the shelter along with her 4 pups. Her pups were adopted quickly but Danika was so skittish that she did not let anyone near her except staff for two years. A young couple came out to see her and set about gaining her trust through frequent visits, dog walks, and patience. Eventually they won her over. And now you can see how happy she is with her family in Texas.
"I'm still here"
Unfortunately, there are still a few wonderful pets like Ella who has been in the shelter too long. She is perfect in every way but she needs to be an only pet and that has kept her from getting adopted. If the past can predict the future, we have total faith that the perfect person for her will walk in any day now.
  • Here a few more reasons why...
Meet the Adoptables 
at the Joshua Tree No-Kill Animal Shelter
Tuesdays thru Saturdays : 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Progress Report: The Three R's

Our slogan for 2022 has been "Reopen, Rebrand, and Rebuild.” 

So far, it’s going great!

We have fully reopened our doors to the public. The new shelter hours are 11 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. 

In June, the Shelter received unprecedented government funding in the amount of $200,000 to build a new shelter. The funding, proposed by San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe, was approved June 14 by San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  The donation put us on our way to meet the $1 million goal needed to complete the first phase of the plans to build a new shelter and adoption complex. 

Meanwhile, MBHS Board members are actively seeking corporate sponsorship, fundraising, and offering naming opportunities to donors - groups, organizations, individuals, foundations - who wish to dedicate an area or item in their name and/or to honor a beloved pet or animal welfare activist, for example, in this very meaningful way.

Thanks to Katrina Hercules of Outsiders Branding, who is generously donating her services, we have upgraded our promotional and advertising to reflect that we are the "Joshua Tree No-Kill Shelter" -- the only no-kill shelter in our high desert community. 

We are awaiting final approval for our plans to build a cost-effective and long-lasting new shelter and adoption complex. Loescher Meachem Architects, who have generously donated their services, are navigating the many regulations, requirements and deadlines that need to be met in advance of the final planning permit.

The plans for the new shelter and adoption complex will consist of several buildings that include housing for cats and kittens, dog kennels, plus several shaded dog parks for doggie free play.

This just in: The Morongo Basin Humane Society has just received a $2000 matching funds gift from longtime supporter wishing to turn up the heat on the #GivingTuesday fundraiser for the Joshua Tree No-Kill Shelter. 

Let's do this!

We’ve come to depend on this big-love donation bonanza to bolster the operation and programs of our no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. All donations are tax-deductible and duly receipted.

The fundraiser will continue to the end of the year for those wishing to make tax-deductible year-end donations.

Donations can be made through Dec. 31 online on Facebook @mbhumanesociety/Fundraisers and/or on the website at

We are forever grateful for your continued support. Please know that all your gifts and efforts and participation and fundraisers provide shelter, food, medical care and nurturing for our residents in transition. The most meaningful way to express our gratitude is to do your bidding and provide the homeless pets of the Morongo Basin in our care with a second chance for a happy home. We can't do it without you.


* Please indicate where to apply your donation, i.e., new shelter facilities, or general fund, or food, shelter and medical care. 
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