About Us

Southeast Volusia Humane Society was founded in 1958 by Vivian Oyler. It is our mission to prevent cruelty to animals,
relieve the suffering among animals, and to educate the public on responsible pet care.
Southeast Volusia Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that takes in stray and
unwanted animals in over five cities and the Unincorporated  County of Volusia.

Our Mission:
“The prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education to the public.”

Board of Directors:


Co-Presidents: Vicky Fisher and Debbie Jackson
Vice President:
Melissa Marsico

Secretary: Denise Evers
Misty Florez
Past President: 
Lynn Betourney


Kathy Blackman
Dexter Copp
Janet Tomlinson
Judy Olinger

John Middleton

Rick McFadden
Jamie Peterson
Theresa Watry

Jeanette Tenney

Dee Gillet

Thank you to all of those who volunteer for our shelter,
the community for supporting us, our fosters, adopters, and rescue partners.

Recent feedback about our shelter:

"Nice to see a facility that instills hope for the people & animals in the community. The environment is clean, friendly and open. Stop by and visit!!"

"It was really amazing to see so many people at the shelter so many smiling faces and so much enthusiasm! You could feel the good vibes."