Yavapai Humane Society was founded in 1972 by a group of concerned animal lovers. Forty years later we are still providing compassionate care to animals that find themselves homeless providing medical treatment to injured and abused animals, we also offer helpful programs and services to the pet owners of Yavapai County.
Explore the pages in this section to learn about our organization, the "No-Kill ethic" we use to guide our decisions, brush up on your YHS history and maybe even apply to be a part of our incredible team.
YHS is a private, non-profit organization. Our operations are funded primarily with donations, fundraisers, grants and the support of the community. We do have a contractual obligation to provide animal care for stray dogs and cats brought in by animal control officers of Prescott, Prescott Valley and Yavapai County, but these funds represent less than 10% of our annual income. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(3). Our tax ID number is 86-0327745.
You can support YHS through the donations of cash and supplies and through wills and bequests. Also, we welcome volunteers to assist with various activities such as fundraising and helping out with routine duties around the shelter, Thrift Shop and Clinic. Please click on any of the links to help your Yavapai Humane Society.
Do you know how much funding the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the American SPCA (ASPCA) provide the Yavapai Humane Society animals each year? The two national organizations combined?
If you said $0, you’re right. Many local residents mistakenly believe that gifts to national groups like HSUS and ASPCA will trickle down to help animals in need right here in Yavapai County.
YHS receives no funding from the national groups, nor are we governed by or affiliated with HSUS or ASPCA or any other national animal welfare group. We are a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to caring for homeless and needy animals in our community.
The only way to help local homeless, unwanted, abandoned and abused pets is by making a donation directly to the Yavapai Humane Society. Please donate online or contact us at 928-445-2666 x 20 if you would like to help. Thank you!
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