About Us

PAL’s mission is to celebrate the human-animal bond. Toward that goal, we support organizations and individuals who strive to maintain and strengthen that bond. Recent projects include support of Sheltered, an art benefit for animal at risk at Davis Arts Center and funding through the Yolo County SPCA for a low-income vaccination clinic at Davis Community Church.

2017-2018 Board Members:

  • Marsha Torbert, President
  • Ashley Carr, Vice President
  • Bob Lanz, Treasurer
  • Katy Lanz, Secretary

2016 Board Members:
Julie Sontag, President and Co-Secretary
Marijane Osborn, Vice-President
Charlene Logan Burnett, Treasurer and Co-Secretary

2015 Board Members:
Charlene Logan Burnett, President
Marijane Osborn, Treasurer and Past President
Julie Sontag, Secretary
Melissa Lovejoy

The PAL Story:

PAL was founded in 1992 by Yolo County community members interested in community service, pets, and maintaining seniors’ quality of life. Originally, PAL focused on placement services for seniors looking for the right pet or to place pets they could no longer keep, arranging visits for seniors who enjoyed animals but could no longer keep a pet, and advocating for seniors who wanted to keep their pets when moving into a new residence. Over the years, PAL has restructured to focus on strengthening the human-animal bond among all community members.

PAL is a 501(c)(3) public charity that serves the Yolo County community in Northern California. EIN: 68-0315905.

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
–Mahatma Gandhi