What's Happening at HSOY
The Huddle Up! program is a collaboration of community partners working together to help Yuma's homeless, neglected, abandoned and injured animals. HSOY has seen an uptick in owner surrenders due to housing, financial and medical reasons and we know that by working together, we can come together to help each other and keep animals with their families. 1,2,3 Break! Join us at the launch party on Oct. 14th at the Dog park at 1705 E. Palo Verde from 10am-1pm. There will be raffle prizes, free kettle corn, free microchips and free collars and tags while supplies last. Special thanks to the City of Yuma's Animal Control and Church for the City for their partnership. We would also like to thank State Farm Cathy Nuetzi, AEA Federal Credit Union and NOVA Home Loans for their sponsorship.
We are having an art auction from September 26th at 8am through the 29th at 3pm. We would appreciate you participating to support us and help make this art auction a huge success! If you have questions please contact Lauren Weinberg at 928-782-1621 or email@example.com.
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Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth to litters of kittens that flood our local animal shelter. It normally starts early spring, peaks in summer and ends in the fall and the Humane Society of Yuma struggles to try and save as many as possible. Read more about kitten season in this press release.
Did you know that HSOY pays $7,280 a month to APS for electricity? The electricity bill is one of the largest expenses for the organization and to reduce the cost, the Humane Society of Yuma went forward with a solar project. In late December, Eckard Commerical Construction Inc. completed the first part of the installation of the solar panels on the roof of the Humane Society of Yuma.
The Humane Society of Yuma and Buffalo Wild Wings – Yuma partnered up for the entire month of July to raise money through dedication paws.
Giving up ownership of a pet can be difficult and if you dread the idea of bringing your pet to the animal shelter, Adopt-a-pet.com wants to help. All adoption fees collected by Adopt-a-pet will be donated to the Humane Society of Yuma, when you use the following link. rehome.adoptapet.com/r/73424
The Humane Society of Yuma has partnered with Adopt-a-pet.com to set up an alternative re-homing method to surrendering your pet to the shelter.
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.
The Humane Society of Yuma has a long standing partnership with the Arizona Department of Corrections. The Humane Society of Yuma employs inmates Monday through Friday to clean the facility, do laundry, clean dishes and to feed the animals. This program is essential to the Humane Society of Yuma; the inmates provide labor that would otherwise be too costly to employ at a regular rate. “Being a non-profit, it would be practically impossible for us to actually hire this many people. The inmate program allows us to keep our employee costs down while never jeopardizing the care of the animals we house” says Annette Lagunas, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Yuma. Although the working inmate program is available at other non-profit organizations and locations, working at the Humane Society of Yuma is in high demand at the prison. “This program is one of many different opportunities that we (Arizona Department of Corrections) offer to help the inmate rehabilitate and give back to the community. The partnership we have with the Humane Society of Yuma has been beneficial for the prison, inmates and the Yuma County Community. It provides a positive learning experience for the inmates and contributes to the community by helping some of our most vulnerable members.” – Carla Hacker-Agnew, Warden for the Arizona Department of Corrections.