Mission Statement

The Dona Ana County Humane Society’s mission is to serve as an advocate for animals and their people in Dona Ana County, N.M., and to maintain an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion through education, legislation and leadership. The organization is committed to reducing animal overpopulation and defending the abused.


Executive director
Kathy Lawitz

DACHS officers

President: Louise Tracey-Hosa

Vice-President: Jess Williams

Secretary/Treasurer: Ellie Choate

Board members

David Chavez

Paul Couture

Mike Dallago

Jerome Dodson

Mellow Honek

Rachel Schneider

Tom Townsend

Jess Williams

Veryl Yarnes