The HSDSC was organized in February of 1999 by a handful of Hereford residents at an informal meeting at K-Bob’s Restaurant. The group did not know exactly what they could do, but animal welfare and community involvement were at the heart of the agenda from the beginning.  Between March and September of 1999, a steering committee was formed, by-laws were created, and a name chosen. The process for non-profit status was begun at this time.

MISSION  “The purpose for which the corporation was organized is to provide humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection in the area served by the society; to seek to return lost animals to their owners; to seek suitable homes for animals without owners.”