What's Happening at HSOY
The St. Francis Assisi School held a pet food drive and encouraged all of it's students to find it in their hearts to donate pet food to the Humane Society of Yuma. Today two staff members from the Humane Society of Yuma appeared at St. Francis and was amazed at how many donations they received. The students were more than happy to personally hand their own donations to the staff members, and by the end of it the staff members barley had enough room in the vehicle to get them back to the shelter.
On June 29th, three non-profit organizations joined together with Impact Club Yuma to present their charities for a chance to be awarded with a generous donation from the group. Impact Club Yuma, a local charity networking group, is aimed at making a huge impact in the community, by bringing together $100 donations from its members.
C-A-L Ranch Stores periodically has an "Item of the Month" contest where customers can purchase an item and donate it to their choice of Military, First Responders or Humane Society of Yuma. These items are miscellaneous items in the store that are usually under $10.
Since 2007, the rescue program has been executed solely by volunteers at the Humane Society of Yuma and has transferred thousands of animals each year to partnering rescue organizations that provide the additional opportunities to ensure that they get adopted. The following year, 2008, the Humane Society of Yuma was granted funding by the ASPCA to purchase a van dedicated to the transport of animals. In February of that year, they loaded the first dog, a Boxer, and transported the animal to Boxer Luv Rescue of Phoenix, the rest is history.
Bobby's Territorial Harley Davidson is always helping out where they can and this past Fathers Day they held a sweepstakes for a chance to win a basket full of over $1700 in merchandise! The basket contained prizes that were donated from various business in our area.
Golfers gathered at Desert Hills Golf Course on Saturday, June 3rd for The Humane Society of Yuma's twelfth annual Fore Paws Golf Classic, sponsored by Evans Custom Concrete!
Rattlesnakes lurk everywhere in the desert southwest, and can be a life-threatening danger to dogs of all sizes. With just a few preventive steps, you can reduce the chances your dog will get bitten and die from a rattlesnake bite! Rattlesnakes are very common in the parks and trails that many dog-lovers use for hikes and walks with their dogs. More and more homes are being built in areas that were previously rural, making encounters with wildlife even more common. Here are some tips to prevent a fatal rattlesnake bite, and what to do if your dog is bitten!
Mark Lavin, a 17 year old Eagle Scout, came to the shelter a few weeks ago and said that he wanted to set up a donation drive for his Eagle project. He asked for a list of the supplies the shelter needed most and then got to work. What happened next was truly amazing!
The Palms RV Resort transformed into a spectacular casino for this year's Critter Country: Casino Night! Guests played games and bid on silent & live auction items, listened to live music provided by Playin' Country, were dazzled by an illusionist, and more!