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Humane Education

YHS is committed to educating people of all ages about the importance of spay/neuter, the dangers of animal cruelty and the many ways we can become a more humane community.

Shelter Tours

School and student organizations (scout troops, school field trips, service clubs, church groups, etc.) are always welcome to visit YHS! We take the students on a tour of the facilities, demonstrate how to approach a new dog, provide an opportunity for youth to interact with a well-mannered shelter dog, and end with a presentation of how kids can help animals in need in our community.

To book a shelter tour, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at or (928) 445-2666 ext. 103. Reservations should be made two weeks in advance or earlier. YHS is available for tours after noon (12 pm) and typically last 30-45 minutes. Guided tours are not offered on Sundays.

Speaker's Bureau

Are you a member of a civic organization, club or professional group that needs a speaker for meetings? YHS can provide a volunteer from our Speaker's Bureau to come to your meeting and do a presentation on a variety of animal welfare topics, described below. With advanced notice, we may even be able to arrange the visit accompanied by a local therapy dog. For more information or to book a speaker, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at or (928) 445-2666 ext. 103.

P.A.C.K.  (Proper Animal Care Kids)

YHS wants to capitalize on children's innate interest and love for animals. Teaching children the basics of animal care and the importance of spay/neuter prevents animal cruelty and neglect in later years. Through the P.A.C.K. program we send educators to local schools and present age appropriate topics for children and teens. For younger children, we also include stickers and colorbooks. For more information or to book a presentation, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at or (928) 445-2666 ext. 103.

P.A.C.K. is currently underfunded. If you'd like to donate to this important outreach activity, please donate here.


Internship Program

Students currently enrolled in a college program can apply to be YHS interns. Current offerings include tracks in Animal Welfare, Non-Profit Administration (Marketing & Development), Education, and Animal Behavior.  For more information and application instructions, click here.

Kid Stuff

Looking for fun animal related websites that are just for kids?  Click here.


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