Our Board

DESERT HAVEN provides a home-like environment for all companion animals on a space-available basis. As a no-kill facility, Desert Haven Animal Refuge operates under specific guidelines to provide a “Haven of Compassion in the Heart of Desert Country” for unwanted domestic animals.

We need continual funding so we are careful to take in only the number of animals that we can provide for long-term. Desert Haven receives no financial help from government entities, local or otherwise. We depend on private and corporate contributions to our non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Contact us at 575-894-1694 or send an email to weR4pets@gmail.com to ask about adopting a pet or for more information on any of the programs of the Sierra County Humane Society or Desert Haven Animal Refuge.

Our Board Members & Advisors

Eliana Aubin

Founder & President since 1989 – SCHS
Desert Haven Manager & Work Camping Program Coordinator

Steve Spaw

Chief Financial Officer, Bookkeeper,
& SCHS Board Treasurer

James Bagwell


Tim Boswell

Board Member – SCHS

Ellen "Bootz" Farrester

Advisory Board Member

Camille Carnell Pronovost

Advisory Board Member & Social Media

Greta Hansen Begg

Adoption Coordinator
Administrative Assistant & Animal Care Supervisor & Veterinary Clinic Liaison

Kimber and Koda

Kimber Mayfield

Web Master

Kimber and Koda

Cary "Jagger" Gustin

Board Member

Kimber and Koda

Debbie Niles

SCHS Board Secretary

In Memoriam

Jerry Aubin

Charter Member
Treasurer & Financial Advisor – SCHS

“Loved by Many – Respected by All”

Jerry’s passing in 2005 was a tremendous loss, not only for his family and friends, but also for Desert Haven. He was instrumental is purchasing the property for the sanctuary and in getting the no-kill animal refuge off the ground. The memory of his love and concern for others will live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who knew him. He left the world a little better because he was in it.

Lorena Nelson

Advisory Board Member – DHAR

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PO Box 638
Williamsburg, NM 87942


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