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About Malinda Bustos

Malinda Bustos leads the Humane Society of the Desert in North Palm Springs, California, as president, a role in which she guides the largest animal rescue facility in Southern California in its more than 50-year mission of rescuing abandoned and neglected pets and farm animals. Since assuming responsibilities as president in 2002, Malinda Bustos has significantly expanded the Humane Society of the Desert into a nine-acre acre animal sanctuary that providers medical care, including spay and neuter services, as well as maintains training, education, adoption programs.

Malinda Bustos consults regularly with the Humane Society of the Desert’s staff veterinarian to monitor the health of all sanctuary animals. She also works closely with adoption and facility managers to find these animals safe and loving homes. To educate the general public and generate operating funds for the sanctuary, Ms. Bustos hosts on-site animal clinics and coordinates promotional events.

A dedicated defender of animal welfare, Malinda Bustos supports the efforts of other like-minded organizations in and around her community. She also engages in initiatives of the larger Humane Society of the United States.

Work experience

Jan 2000Present


Humane Society of the Desert