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40 Animals Stray at HSOY

More animals are coming in after New Years celebrations. 

As we rang in 2018 with excitement, many pets went missing. Here at the Humane Society of Yuma, animal control brought in 40 animals that were caught wandering the streets. “Today, the shelter is open to the public and we anticipate our community members who were kind enough to house these stray animals to bring them here.” – Lana Shapiro, Director of Development. Many do not have any identification and we have no way to know who the owners are without that information.  We need the community’s help to spread the word and help us make these connections.

Last year, we saw 34 dogs come in during this time, without full explanation as to why; the shelter has already experienced an uptick of intake. We are trying to keep our lost and found album on our website as up to date as possible, but it is best to physically come in with photos and vaccination records to look for your lost pet. Again, the Humane Society of Yuma is waiving fees for owners reclaiming their animals, if the animal has come into the shelter from December 31st to January 2, 2018. *Licensing fees still apply.  “Space is precious and very limited at the Humane Society of Yuma right now. We want these animals to find their way back home. We will not judge or accuse, we just want to do what is right.” – Lana Shapiro, Director of Development.

If you have lost your animal, please do not call the shelter, please come in and look. Our lost and found album is manually uploaded and we will do our best to post in a timely manner. We also suggest taking advantage of social media and posting and searching on the local animal pages.

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