IV Humane Soceity sets up wall of fame

IMPERIAL, Calif. – It began as an idea to paint the entrance wall at the Imperial County Humane Society.

“We had someone from San Diego come in.  She’s actually a set designer come in and paint our wall.  What we’re seeking are sponsors for that wall,” Board member Dalia Rodriguez said.

The wall is a way to help the shelter that’s desperately needed.


“It was actually Rachel’s idea.  She’s the gal from San Diego.  She was visiting the Imperial Valley.  She by chance dropped by the Humane Society and she asked how can I help,” Rodriguez said.

The program is called Paws & Whiskers.


When you donate big every month, you’ll earn your spot here on the wall of fame.

When people donate $100 a month, your name or logo will be on the spot.

The shelter continues to receive an average of 400 animals a month.

Rodriguez says the biggest problem is the lack of spaying and neutering.


“We will assist you.  Just come and ask us for help we are there to help you.  We do have low cost spay and neuter services.  Please just ask for help,” Rodriguez said.

Spaying and neutering is $55.


“People are really understanding the help that’s needed to make the Humane Society more successful so people are volunteering and they’re making some donations,” Rodriguez said.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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