Bringing People Together in Support of Homeless Pets

by Kristen Kerns, Director of Donor Development & Marketing, Yavapai Humane Society

In an average year, Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) serves more than 3,000 homeless dogs, cats and horses. Through the generous support of donors, companies and volunteers, Yavapai Humane Society advocates for both animals and individuals through programs such as the low-cost spay and neuter clinic; lost and found; and dog, cat and horse adoptions.

There are a number of ways the community can support homeless pets at Yavapai Humane Society, and the organization works to make it easy for community members to help out.


Volunteers are needed on a daily basis to help walk dogs, cuddle with cats and care for horses. Both the Thrift Store and Spay & Neuter Clinic rely on volunteers to run the operations and are always in need of help. For volunteers who may not want to make a lengthy volunteer commitment there are one-time volunteer opportunities available at YHS’ fundraising and community events. For more information on volunteering visit

Fundraising & Community Events

Sponsored by Findlay Subaru, Prescott Area Pet Emergency Hospital, Allegra Print & Mail, Hawk and Hound Catering, Signals AZ, Badger Roofing, Raskin’s Jewelers, Arizona Shine, Fun Oldies 97.9, Prescott LIVING Magazine, Florian, Country Bank, and Verve Events & Tents and Magic 99.1, the There’s No Place Like Home Gala hosted 150 friends of YHS to raise money for a number of programs. The fabulously formal event featured a wine pairing experience, exhilarating live auction and inspirational stories from both adopters and staff. It truly was a magical night. Thank you to those who attended and/or sponsored the event.

The Equine Center in Chino Valley is hosting a weekly farmers market on Sundays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Like our Facebook page for more information:

The 8th annual Walk for the Animals will take place in October.

It is said that those who donate, volunteer and support charitable organizations live longer and happier lives. Share that happiness with a homeless pet today.