Board Vice President

Connie has an infinite love of animals and has written and published the book "Is This My Home Now" featuring Addy....a miniature pinscher mix that she adopted from Valley Animal Haven.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of her book will go to Valley Animal Haven and other No-Kill Animal Shelters. 

Pam Brasil

Board President/Executive  Director

Pam has over 40 years of experience in raising, training, and caring for animals. This includes extensive work with animal fostering programs.

Valley Animal Haven

A Non-Profit / no-kill animal shelter

Valley Animal Haven is the forty year old "Dream Come True" of our founder, Pam Brasil

Pam had a dream of one day having a shelter that would operate solely for the purpose of saving the lives of helpless and homeless animals.  This dream was born when she saw a program about an animal shelter, in the Midwest, that had been destroyed by an arsonist who hated dogs.  Pam's heart broke at such human cruelty.  There were 80 beautiful dogs destroyed in that fire.  She purposed that someday she would be able to provide a safe HAVEN for dogs and cats.  That dream has become a reality with the opening of VALLEY ANIMAL HAVEN.

We work closely with other local rescue groups and shelters throughout the San Joaquin Valley to help re-home as many animals as possible.  There are tens of thousands of beautiful animals waiting for help. 

Please join us in our mission to provide these animals with the help that they so desperately need and deserve.  Our hope is that, one day, no animal will have to suffer at the hands of abusive owners.


Board of directors:


Please help us continue in our mission of giving sanctuary and love to our four-legged furry friends.

2018 goals

We're expanding! And we need everyone's help to make our dreams come true! 

* Bylaws

* Articles of Incorporation

* 501(c) 3 application. 

* Current IRS form 990


Board Meetings (open to the public)

Valley Animal Haven Board Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month, at 6:30pm, in our shelter office.  990 E. D St.  Lemoore, CA  93245

Maureen Tompkins

Board Treasurer

Maureen is a certified dog trainer and avid equestrian.  She has many years of training and caring for her own animals and is currently a 4-H Dog Care and Training county leader.

Our current shelter facility is located on two and a half acres in Lemoore, CA.  We are currently utilizing approximately 1.5 acres of the property for kennels and buildings.  The remaining portion of the property is used for an agility training course, partial walking trails, and large equipment storage.

We began 2016 with 15 kennels and now, due to the generosity of our shelter supporters and a grant from Maddies Fund, we currently have 23 kennels on site that adequately house 70-80dogs.  In addition, we have three cat hutches that currently house approximately 45 cats/kittens. 

We are currently renovating two portable classrooms that were donated to our shelter.  These buildings will become our permanent cat building and our permanent infirmary.  Once completed, the expanded cattery will allow us to adequately house 60-65 cats and our infirmary will allow us to provide housing for whelping/nursing animals and provide a more sterile environment for our animals that are under medical care.

We are very excited about our upcoming expansions and, with the help of shelter supporters and our community, we hope to become the fastest growing animal shelter and adoption facility in our area.

Sarah Westphal

Board Secretary

Sarah has a life-long love of animals.  She has raised and trained a large number of animals including dogs, cats, horses, and many barnyard animals.  This includes extensive work with animal fostering and non-profit fundraising.