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The Perfect Storm, it's raining cats and dogs

Raining Cats and Dogs.

It’s the perfect storm; it is raining cats and dogs at the shelter.  May is historically one of the most difficult months of the year for the Humane Society of Yuma. We are 23 days into May and have received a total of 649 animals since May 1st. 26 cats and 6 dogs came in, Tuesday morning just within the first two hours of operation. Since 2012, the average intake in May is 945.5 animals, with an overwhelming emphasis on cats and kittens entering the shelter. As of May 1st, 2018 we have taken in 421 cats and kittens for an average of 19 cats per day.


May is gloomy for the shelter, as we struggle for space and resources; but there are things that the community can do to help.

  • Spay/Neuter your pets.
  • Volunteer and foster shelter pets.
  • License and/or microchip your pets.
  • Come to the shelter and look for your lost pet, as often as possible.
  • Adopt a pet.
    • Canned Kitten food: Fancy Feast Kitten Turkey Dinner
    • Pine Pellet Cat litter/ Stall bedding
    • Funds

Sterilizing your pets will not only help with reducing the number of unwanted pets in Yuma County, but has health and behavioral benefits for pets.

As winter visitors leave town, our volunteer program and participation take a dip; but this is when we need the most help. Please consider becoming a Humane Society of Yuma Volunteer and temporarily open your home to pets in need.

Licensing and microchipping your pets will assist in returning your pets back home quickly. Not only is it a law to license your pet, but it also helps animal control and concerned citizens identify who the pet belongs to. Please also ensure that license and microchip information is accurate. Animal control and staff at HSOY cannot contact the owners without accurate information.

Donations are crucial to the survival of this organization. Resources are stretched thin this time of year and the Humane Society of Yuma needs your help. Specifically, Fancy feast kitten canned food: Turkey dinner is what we feed our kittens. Consistency in food is essential to prevent digestive issues with our kittens. We have a wish list on Amazon and you can find other items in need. http://a.co/2mih939

As always, we need the financial support as well. Please consider donating to the Humane Society of Yuma. http://www.hsoyuma.com/donate-now.html

Have you considered donating today? The Humane Society Needs Your Help.
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Published: Apr 10, 2019
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