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. 



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