A Legacy of Compassion and Care

Guardian Angel Program

Welcome to the Guardian Angel Program, a cornerstone of the Joshua Tree No-Kill Shelter’s mission to provide love and care for homeless pets until they find their forever homes.

This program, inspired and significantly shaped by the late Martha Mitchell’s vision and dedication, offers our supporters a way to contribute regularly to the welfare of our animals, ensuring that they all receive the care and attention they deserve. All Guardian Angel donations are used exclusively for the care, feeding, and medical needs of our animals.

About Martha Mitchell

Martha Mitchell was an extraordinary volunteer who started her journey with us in 2015 as a full-time bookkeeper, and later as an administrative office manager. Her skills were remarkable, and her impact profound – organizing events, streamlining processes, and most notably, creating the Guardian Angel Program. Martha’s belief in the power of community, and her dedication to animal welfare helped shape the program into what it is today.

Sadly, Martha passed away on December 14, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her legacy, the Guardian Angel Program, stands as an example of her desire to ensure no dog or cat at our shelter goes without the everyday care and love they deserve.

How the Guardian Angel Program Works

The Guardian Angel Program is designed for those who wish to make a monthly donation to support the daily operations and care of our shelter animals. Your contributions directly impact the lives of the pets we serve, covering expenses such as food, medical care, shelter, and enrichment activities.

  • Monthly Contributions: By donating $20 per month or more, you become a vital part of our mission. Your ongoing support helps us plan and allocate resources more effectively, ensuring we can continue to provide top-quality care.
  • Flexibility: We understand circumstances change. You can adjust your contribution level or withdraw from the program at any time, no questions asked.

Joining the Guardian Angel Program

In honoring Martha Mitchell’s memory and her indelible impact on our shelter, we invite you to become part of this special community of caregivers. Whether you prefer to pay by check, PayPal, or credit card, we offer several convenient options for your monthly contributions. Here’s how you can join:

  • By Check: Mail your monthly check to the Morongo Basin Humane Society. Many of our supporters use their bank’s online payment service for ease and convenience. Please be sure to indicate “Guardian Angel Program” or similar on the face of your check.
  • Via PayPal: Use the “Donate” button below to set up recurring monthly payments.
  • By Credit Card: We gladly accept donations over the phone or in person at the shelter.