The Yakima Humane Society is a 105-year-old animal shelter dedicated to serving animals in the Yakima, WA area. We onboard about 30 to 40 animals each day with the mission of providing them with vet care, including spaying and neutering, microchipping and finding them with a forever home.
Consider these facts about animal homelessness in America:
Roughly 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters every year. That's about 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats.
Out of the millions of shelter animals, 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized annually due to lack of shelter space and suitable homes.
About 25% of dogs that enter shelters are purebred.
Around twice as many animals that end up in shelters are strays rather than surrendered by owners.
A large number of stray animals are pets that were not properly kept or marked with identification.
Only about 2% of cats and 20% dogs that are lost are returned to their owners.
There are about 3,500 animal shelters and about 10,000 rescue groups in North America.
These facts may be disturbing, but you can make a difference. When you give to your local animal shelter, whether by monetary donation or by volunteering, you are helping to reduce animal homelessness. Humane society donations help animals receive vet care and find homes that can meet their individual needs.
Call 509-457-6854 to learn more about how you can help your local humane society in Yakima, WA.
Whether you adopt a pet through the humane society or if you already have one, it's important to be a responsible pet parent. It's our mission to educate the public on proper pet ownership. Our shelter has many dogs for adoption, as well as a cat adoption program, and we want owners to be ready for their new pet.
It's important to spay or neuter your pet as soon it's medically advised to avoid unwanted litters of puppies or kittens. Many of these unexpected litters end up in shelters every year. Also, when you adopt a pet, make sure to have them microchipped in case they ever get loose. This greatly increases the chance of recovering your pet.
Check out the links for more pet education resources in Yakima, WA.
Some of the most important humane society donations come in the form of volunteers. Volunteering with the Yakima Humane Society is a great way to help animals and your community. There's always something to do, and you will witness firsthand the difference you're making in the lives of animals.
Sign up to volunteer at the Yakima Humane Society in Yakima, WA today.
2405 W Birchfield Rd
Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: (509) 457-6854
106 S 6th Ave
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: (509) 426-2460