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HSOY is asking the community to spay and neuter their pets.
On September 20th, 2018, the Humane Society of Yuma received two large animal surrender cases. The shelter took in a total of 16 dogs in the first case and a total of 18 cats in the second case. Four of the eighteen were received last week and were in unhealthy conditions. The remaining animals seem to be in good health and will be in HSOY’s care for the legal holding periods before the organization attempts to adopt them out or find alternative placement. In addition to the two surrender cases, the regular volume of stray and owner-surrendered animals still came into the Humane Society of Yuma, totaling a staggering 49 animals (29 cats and 20 dogs) that entered into their care.
The Humane Society of Yuma spends an average of $301.59 on each animal in its care; based on this statistic, it will cost the Humane Society of Yuma approximately $9,000 to care for these animals and to get them ready for adoption. Not only is it financially draining for the organization, but it puts a huge strain on space capacity at the shelter, whenever there is an unexpected influx of animals entering their facility.
“Animal hoarding and large numbers of unaltered animals living together is always a concern here at the Humane Society of Yuma… Although the issue is not new, it is unfortunate that we continue to deal with these cases considering that it can be prevented by spaying and neutering animals. The Humane Society of Yuma provides low-cost spay/neuter services and often has grant opportunities for people who qualify,” says Annette Lagunas, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Yuma. The organization operates an in-house spay/neuter clinic that is open to the public with an appointment and walk-in vaccine/licensing clinic every Tuesday and Thursday. There is a high demand for the low-cost services; the community can book a spay/neuter surgery online but will soon see that the earliest availability is well into November.
In situations such as these, the Humane Society of Yuma is asking for the community’s support. You can donate to these specific animals through the donation page linked below; you can volunteer, adopt and please spay/neuter your pets.
About the Humane Society of Yuma
The Humane Society of Yuma, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization with a mission to reduce the number of homeless pets through rescue, adoption and spay/neuter programs. On average, the Humane Society of Yuma intakes 8,100 animals and operates as an open admissions shelter. All funding and operational income is utilized locally on Yuma’s homeless animal population. The Humane Society of Yuma is an open admissions shelter and is not funded or affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States or any other national animal welfare organization.