What's Happening at HSOY
As the HSOY Rescue team arrived at the shelter around 6:00 am Thursday morning they noticed something by the front door at the main entrance of the Humane Society of Yuma. Once they got close enough they realized that it was a dog that had been tied to the front door of the shelter and left sometime in the middle of the night. They immediately jumped into action, slowly approaching the dog which is a Pit Bull and not yet knowing if he was nice or not. Once the volunteers got close enough they realized that he was as sweet as they come and just wanted some help. They then took him into a kennel, provided him with food, water, a bed, a warm blanket and he is now in the care to the Humane Society of Yuma. If you have any information about the owners of this dog please contact the shelter as soon as possible. 928-782-1621
The Humane Society of Yuma kicked off their BeHumane Educational Program this week by visiting Alice Byrne Elementary and educating the students about what it means to BEHUMANE. HSOY staff members visited every class with a pet and went over how to properly care for an animal and the differences between animal cruelty and abuse. "It is important that we start teaching Humane Education in grade school. All of the lessons we teach in the classroom pertain to animal safety and treating animals, and people with respect." Said Annette Lagunas the Executive Director for the Humane Society of Yuma. Alice Byrne Elementary raised over $2000 in donations from friends and family of the students for the general care of the homeless pets at the Yuma shelter. The top earners received some pretty amazing prizes donated by our friends at BOSE including ear buds, Bluetooth speakers and some HSOY gear.
The Humane Society of Yuma has once again partnered with Quail Construction to celebrate the HSOY’s Annual Fall Festival. On Saturday alone, HSOY found homes for a total of 31 Pets, reunited 2 pets with their families and spay/neutered 86 feral cats in ONE DAY!
Last night was a wonderful evening at the Heart of Yuma Awards honoring the nomination of one of the most amazing volunteers this shelter has ever seen, Penny Sheffield. Penny dedicates many hours to help the homeless pets of Yuma and we are all so grateful for all she does for our 4-legged friends.
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!