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Oct 06 2018

It's time to buy your tickets to the best event of 2018! Bets For Pets is the ultimate evening of entertainment to benefit the orphan pets of YAPS. On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Yucaipa Animal Placement Society is hosting its 8th annual casino fundraising night at Fascination Ranch in Calimesa. Tickets include buffet dinner, soft drinks, dessert and chips for play. Of course, there will be plenty of beer, wine and spirts on hand to keep you in a gambling state of mind.

This is sure to be a tail wagging good time! On this evening the theme is fun and the animals of YAPS are sure to be the big winner of the night.


Tickets: $30.00 Per Person

Click here to purchase tickets now: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FF7VKQ6FJMR5N


Presenting Sponsor:


Full House Sponsors:


Beer and Wine Sponsors:



Ace Sponsors:


 Lois Lauer Realty Yucaipa




Diamond Sponsors: 

Rendition Tattoo, Brian Von Dusen Optometrist, Cota Cole & Huber, LLP, Wayne Evans Insurance Agency, Lower Family, Pride Trenching, Morgan, Charlotte & Lucy, Best Lumber

Hearts Sponsors:

Paulson Orthodontics, Quality Carpet & Tile Cleaning, California Dream Real Estate, Enlighten Dogs LLC, Famous Tire Company #2, Pawsitively Mannered, Brilliant Deductions, Furry Family Mobile Pet Grooming, Golden West POS Systems, Chanida Thai Cuisine, Desrocher Family, Natural Balance, Circle City Electric, Domenico's Italian Kitchen


Dec 31 2018


Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Volunteer of the Year award. Each year, this honor is awarded to an outstanding volunteer for their valuable and selfless commitment, dedication, and contribution to the homeless pets at YAPS.

This year’s award was given to Redlands resident, Monica Harris, for generously giving of her time and dedication as the YAPS Volunteer Coordinator, Wags & Walk Coordinator and for being instrumental in the rehabilitation of Malki the once feral Shepherd/Dalmatian.

Monica's dedication to YAPS has helped countless dogs get the socialization they needed to be adoptable. Many dogs come into YAPS feeling scared and alone and some may have been in abusive or neglected situations before coming to the YAPS facility. One of the most important tasks at YAPS is to socialize these pets so that they can be ready for adoption. Monica has done many jobs at the YAPS facility, but perhaps her largest contribution has been to aid these pets on their journey home.

Monica began volunteering with YAPS in August of 2011. She was motivated to volunteer by her love and relationship with her dog Rio. ”It was kind of a pay-it-forward for the love we had for each other. He expanded my heart and enriched my life. I wanted to share that with other dogs,” said Monica Harris.

Monica made it her personal goal to interact with the large shy dogs, dogs that needed experience walking on a leash, and the challenging dogs. She has spent countless hours with many dogs but her biggest reward has come from working with Malki.

Malki, named for the exit off Interstate 10 where she had been roaming, was feral and protective of her 2 pups when she first came to YAPS in 2015. Malki spent well over a year learning to trust. Monica has been part of a team dedicated to Malki’s rehabilitation. Every day she got out for free time following volunteers and staff around the YAPS grounds after closing. During her “free time” Malki would not allow anyone to touch her and the very first time she got close enough to Monica to give her a lick was on July 23, 2016, and the first time Malki allowed Monica to pet her was on March 5, 2017. It has taken patience and consistency but now Malki is completely comfortable with people and ready for adoption.

 “We are truly thankful for our volunteers. Their help is vital to the pets at the YAPS facility and I am inspired by the dedication of our volunteers. Monica has filled an important role here at YAPS and we are fortunate that she is part of our team,” says YAPS executive director, Annette Florez.

Dec 31 2018

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