Jenn Stone, Inland Valley operations manager
My name is Jenn Stone, and I am a manager of operations for the national embed program who is based at Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA in Pomona, California. In 2015, after spending more than 10 years as a touring musician, I made the decision to switch careers to animal welfare. I started with Best Friends as a TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) fieldworker in Los Angeles and quickly moved to supporting Community Cat Programs in some of the nation’s largest municipal shelters. Most recently, I assisted with programming in Hawaii and Riverside County, CA, and prior to that, I helped the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency in California reach an overall save rate of 91% in 2020.
My passions are empowering shelter staff to create new opportunities for cat lifesaving, working with community members and rescue groups to collaborate with shelter support, and fostering cats—from bottle babies to seniors.