Connecting People with Animals and Enriching Lives

UCHS is a private nonprofit organization with a mission of connecting people with animals and enriching lives.

Founded in 1913, our vision is to be a compassionate organization, that places every adoptable animal into a forever home without time limits, and to effectively advocate for the humane treatment of all animals. We coordinate programs and services for the people and animals of our community that increase public awareness and education, and are committed to continually getting better every day.

We currently operate a 6,800 sq ft facility and successfully place 95+% of the 1,200 animals in our care each year; we place 100% of the adoptable animals!


Dr. Amy Welker — Director of Animal Care
Tracey Freeland — Community Outreach Manager
Kara Enssle — Shelter Operations Manager
Audra M. — Adoptions Counselor
Sarah T. — Adoptions Counselor
Vivienne K. — Kennel Technician
Brad E. — Humane Agent
Georgia T. — Website Manager

Board of Directors

As your local, private nonprofit Humane Society, we are led by a group of local community leaders, just as we were 100 years ago when we were formed!

Sue Conner, President
Shawn Sech, Vice-President
Seth Taylor, Treasurer
Ashley Dutcher, Secretary

Steve Bell, Member
Tim Coan, Member
Crystal Dennis, Member
Sarah Elliott, Member
Megan Garner, Member
Joie Hanley, Member
Nan Reiff, Member
Cindy Sankey, Member
Ron Waterman, Member

To contact our Board, please send an email to A private message will be sent to an officer on our Board. One of our key points in our Vision is to be an organization that is always striving to do better, and we need your input to do so. We value your suggestions, thank you!