Over 70% of cats and 8% of dogs the Humane Society of Yuma takes in are euthanized every year because there are so many more homeless animals looking for a home than there are homes adopting them.It's economical.
Buying a pet from a breeder or a store can cost hundreds of dollars. Shelter pets are under a hundred and come with proper vaccinations and are spayed or neutered.Many are purebred.
If you have your heart set on a purebred you may be surprised to know that 20% of the dogs that enter our shelter are purebreds.
With so many wonderful cats and dogs entering our shelter, you are sure to find a forever friend.Many are trained.
Owners turn over their animals in large numbers. Most of these animals come already trained with a history of their behaviors, likes and dislikes.
What are the adoption fees & procedures?
Prices vary from $0 - $300 and includes Distemper, Parvo, Bordatella, Rabies Vaccinations, Spay/Neuter and microchipping for dogs/cats. Call 928-782-1621 for more information.
Questions to ask yourself
Pets thrive on several hours of exercise and companionship every day. Pets, especially dogs, who are constantly left alone can develop behavioral issues.Will you be responsible for your pet's health and safety?
The cost of owning a dog or cat is a more than the initial adoption fee. When estimating the total amount, remember to include basic and emergency veterinary care, toys, supplies and food.
Dogs and cats are not right for every household. Problems such as allergies, apartment restrictions, or moving issues should be explored before adopting a new pet. Large dogs may be too strong or active for small children, while small pets may be too delicate for children. It's smart to ask the shelter staff what animals they recommend for your household-they're experts at making perfect matches!