Our Mission and Care & Comfort Policy


Our Mission

To reduce the number of homeless pets through adoption, rescue, and spay and neuter programs.

Our Care and Comfort Policy

To ensure that each animal has adequate space, all larger cages and tubs will always be used first.

Weather permitting, kennel doors will remain open to allow the animals to breathe fresh air.

Every animal will be handled and cared for with patience. No animal will be carried, drug or treated in a way that maybe harmful or demeaning to that animal.

Every animal will receive fresh food and water daily.

Every dog will have at least one toy, a bed, and a blanket or towel.

Every cat will receive a fresh litter box and toy daily.

Every kennel and cage will be cleaned and disinfected daily. Messes that occur will be promptly cleaned up by shelter staff.

After a kennel or cage is cleaned, as much water will be removed as possible prior to allowing that animal to return.

Every dog will receive at least 45 minutes of outside time per day.

Every manageable animal will receive proper vaccinations within 24 hours of entering the shelter to ensure every opportunity has been given to that pet to fight off any illness that may be lingering within the shelter.

In the event that an animal is suffering and at the end of its life, HSOY will provide the most humane passing possible to that animal. Each animal will be handled with care and respect while in the custody of an HSOY staff member.

If you are concerned about the treatment of an animal or observe one of the above standards not being upheld, please ask to speak to a manager immediately. The animals in our care are of the utmost importance to us at HSOY.

Our History

Since 1963, the Humane Society of Yuma has been devoted to the rescue, care, placement, and population control of Yuma's orphaned and homeless pets with animal welfare as the sole priority. The Humane Society of Yuma is a non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors and is independently funded by donations, grants, and municipal contracts; this funding is utilized to support the adoptions, clinic services, rescue partners, foster program, and community education of animal welfare and protection. 

Our Live Release Rates

  Asilomar Accords Live Release Rates 2014 2015
  Dogs      
B From the Public 892 830
C Incoming Transfers from Organizations within Community/Coalition 3207 3147
D Incoming Transfers from Organizations outside Community/Coalition   41
E From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia 220 262
F Total Intake [B+C+D+E] 4319 4280
G  Owner requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy & Untreatable Only) 220 262
H ADJUSTED TOTAL INTAKE  [F minus G] 4099 4018
I ADOPTIONS 1372 1759
J OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Organizations with Community/Coalition    
K OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Organizations outside Community/Coalition 1111 997
L RETURN TO OWNER 591 643
  DOGS EUTHANASIA    
M Healthy (Includes Owner Requested Euthanasia) 44 26
N Treatable - Rehabilitatable (Includes Owner Requested Euthanasia) 11 42
O Treatable - Manageable (Includes Owner Requested Euthanasia) 613 191
P Unhealthy & Untreatable (Includes Owner Requested Euthanasia) 349 325
Q Total Euthanasia [M+N+O+P] 1017 584
R Owner Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy & Untreatable Only) 220 262
S ADJUSTED TOTAL EUTHANASIA [Q minus R] 797 322
T SUBTOTAL OUTCOMES [I+J+K+L+S] 3294 3721
U DIED OR LOST IN SHELTER/CARE 16 35
V TOTAL OUTCOMES [T - U] 3278 3686
  ANNUAL LIVE RELEASE RATE = (I + J + K + L) / T * 100 93.32% 91.35%
       
  Cats    2014 2015
B From the Public 343 211
C Incoming Transfers from Organizations within Community/Coalition 320 354
D Cats classified as Feral upon intake 3233 3426
E From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia 86 50
F Total Intake [B+C+D+E] 3982 4041
G Owner requested Euthanasis (Unhealthy & Untreatable Only) 86 50
H ADJUSTED TOTAL INTAKE  [F minus G] 3896 3991
I ADOPTIONS 544 733
J OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Organizations with Community/Coalition    
K OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Organizations outside Community/Coalition 23 270
L RETURN TO OWNER 31 42
  CATS EUTHANIZED    
M Healthy (Includes Owner Requested Euthanasia) 17 54
N Treatable - Rehabilitatable (Includes Owner Requested Euthanasia) 1589 1016
O Treatable - Manageable (Includes Owner Requested Euthanasia) 187 155
P Unhealthy & Untreatable (Includes Owner Requested Euthanasia) 1027 1384
Q Total Euthanasia [M+N+O+P] 2820 2609
R Owner Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy & Untreatable Only) 86 50
S ADJUSTED TOTAL EUTHANASIA [Q minus R] 2734 2559
T SUBTOTAL OUTCOMES [I+J+K+L+S] 3332 3604
U DIED OR LOST IN SHELTER/CARE 61 65
V TOTAL OUTCOMES [T - U] 3271 3539
  ANNUAL LIVE RELEASE RATE = (I + J + K + L) / T * 100 17.9% 29.0%
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