The mission of the Humane Society of Tuolumne County (HSOTC) is to find homes for abandoned, abused, and unwanted animals, promote humane education, and maintain a clean and safe environment for homeless animals awaiting adoption.


The vision of the HSOTC is to inspire, educate, and engage our community in helping to end animal suffering.


The HSOTC is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization established December 12, 1947.  In 1997, the shelter acquired its current facility in Jamestown, CA.

In 2010, the HSOTC became a limited intake/no-kill shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption. Since the HSOTC is limited in the number of animals that can be accepted, we employ waiting lists of owners wishing to surrender their pets for adoption.

Programs & Services

  • Sheltering and adopting animals
  • Intake of owner-relinquished pets – Note: We require that you schedule an appointment to have your animal evaluated for potential surrender at 209-984-5489.  We cannot guarantee taking an animal due to shelter capacity levels and/or the condition of the animal being surrendered.
  • Providing adult and youth education programs
  • Spay and neuter programs
  • Crematory services

The HSOTC receives no government funding and is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, and proceeds from our retail outlets.

More Information on HSOTC

Director’s Message

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