YAPS is a no-kill, rescue facility for dogs and cats with limited space. YAPS is not a municipal shelter. Available space, finances, and staff on hand dictate when we can accept pets. These factors change weekly and sometimes daily.
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Our Surrender Process
All pet surrenders require an appointment. During this appointment the pet’s health and temperament will be evaluated before he or she can be accepted into our program. Our budget determines whether we can accept pets with health issues or pets with an aggressive nature as they often require professional training. We cannot accept pets that need help beyond our skill set or resources.
YAPS does not accept pets on a temporary basis. However, we do assist local resident’s pets on the event of a natural disaster or emergency by temporarily housing pets during mandatory evacuation situations.
When our facility is full, we are unable to keep a waiting list for surrenders. It is best that you check back in with us on a weekly basis.
We accept cats up to the age of 5 years. We accept domestic cats and cannot accept savannah cat breeds.
We do ask a surrender donation fee of $25 for a spayed/neutered pet with sterility certificate and $50.00 if not spayed or neutered. For litters we ask a donation fee of $125.00.
We accept dogs up to 10 years of age. We do ask a surrender donation fee of $50 for a spayed/neutered dog with sterility certificate and $75.00 if not spayed or neutered. We offer a kennel environment to the dogs at the YAPS Facility.