History of Haven Humane Society : On the third day of January 1952, twenty Shasta County citizens with profound concern regarding the welfare of children and animals formed a non-profit corporation, The Shasta County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Animals. In the years ahead, children gained protections by law far beyond the ability of a small charity dependent upon private contributions. Child protection improved as public agencies became better educated and more responsible. Animals obtained no such added protections. In fact, the Humane Society stood alone as the only agency to offer domestic animals protection. 1962: The articles of incorporation were amended and the name was changed to The Shasta County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 1969: An anonymous benefactor purchased property for the Society located west of Redding on Placer Road in Centerville. During the next several years the Society succeeded in the construction of a shelter through fund-raisers, donations of building materials and labor from humanitarian friends. 1974: Due to public misconception that the Shasta County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was a public agency, the name was officially changed to Haven Humane Society. 1982: The Society negotiated the first Animal Regulation Services Agreement with the city of Redding. Such an agreement had for some time been enthusiastically encouraged and endorsed by the city administration and unanimously passed by members of the City Council. 1985: The Society and the city of Redding reached an agreement to jointly build a shelter on city owned property. During construction Haven negotiated a purchase of the property constituting some 8.5 acres. 1987: Haven moved into the new Animal Welfare Center at 7449 Eastside Road. This facility was configured to provide for increased numbers and more efficient animal handling and care. 1988: Haven sold the property on Placer Road and physically transferred more than 100 animals from its Placer Road Pet Cemetery to the Sleepy Hallow Pet Memorial Park on Rhonda Road in Anderson, California. April 2001: The Society began construction of a two-table spay/neuter clinic to address the growing need for sterilization services and to usher in a new era of continuing Animal Welfare Services in the North State.