YUMA, Ariz. – In July the Humane Society of Yuma was at full capacity and many people feared that some animals would be euthanized. Luckily many people went to the shelter and adopted pets clearing up some space so they are no longer over full. Lana Shapiro, marketing manager at HSOY, explains, “Since July 22nd when we announced we were at full capacity we have had 96 shelter adoptions, 103 from Petsmart, 63 rescued and 43 returned to their owners”. The amount of adoptions this year is greater than last year, there were 137 adoptions this july compared to 99 in 2014.
HSOY says even though they have had many adoptions they are still in need of the communities support. Summer is their busiest season for taking animals in, 624 animals have been taken in just in the past few weeks. To help with this issue they are waiving the adoption fees of Pitbulls and Chihuahuas and adult cats are free. If you’d like to adopt visit the shelter or you could go to Petsmart. They are also always looking for donations.