The Al-Van Humane Society (AVHS) was founded in 1968 as a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing emergency food and shelter for homeless pets. The AVHS also finds good, adoptive homes for companion animals that can no longer remain with their families. Al-Van provides food and shelter for over 3000 animals yearly, offers community education on humane, responsible and compassionate pet ownership, and is a microchip scan and placement center. The humane society also focuses on helping to reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals in our county by encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their pets and supporting a spay/neuter program for pets of low-income owners.

President, Hillary Fisher

Vice President, Ruth Emery

Treasurer, Stephanie Timmer

Recording Secretary, Nancy Whaley

Corresponding Secretary, Jayme Frabe

South Haven Township, Kathy Poindexter

City of South Haven - VACANT

Casco Township, Lu Winfrey

Covert Township, Ann Hopkins

Geneva Township, Nancy Whaley

Bangor Township, Deb Steenwyk

Lee Township, Lisa Galdikas

Dr. Lisa Bucht - Phoenix Road AH


Dr. Troy Martens - South Haven AH


Dr. Carl Weideman - Bangor Vet Clinic


Dr. Ray Viele - Mac’s Landing


Dr. Kenneth Main - Allegan AC


Dr. William Brown - Allegan VC


Executive Director, Cathy Thaler

Animal Enrichment Coordinator, Jodie Gerard

Receptionist/Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Rawson

Animal Care Technician, Brent Pratt

Animal Care Technician, Candace LeDuc

Volunteer Coordinator, Alexandra Gawreliuk

Director, Marta Amar

Director, Nila Dubas

Director, Lisa Galdikas

Director, Lita Lewis

Director, Judy Foster Martens

Director, Nancy Teutsch