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Mar 29 2020

"I'll be there for you, 'Cause you're there for me too . . ."

Be there for your friends in need and show your support for the orphan pets at YAPS during this crucial time! You can purchase this limited edition YAPS “Rescue” t-shirt and all proceeds directly benefit the cats and dogs at YAPS. This classic tee is lightweight, made with soft 4.5 oz preshrunk, 100% combed ringspun cotton. This unisex shirt is true-to-size and only semi-fitted. All sales are final. Shipping available in contiguous United States only. Available in Royal Blue as shown.

Size S-XL = $28.00   Size XXL –XXXL = $32.00 (includes tax/shipping)

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Mar 28 2020

We are taking a TEMPORARY break from adoption appointments until April 14th. You are welcome to call or email for an update on our status. We will move some of our pets into temporary foster homes and the others will be cared for by our staff. This break will allow us to spend extra time loving the pets that remain on site and will help our small but mighty staff remain healthy.

All of our available pets are listed on our website. If you would like to meet one, please contact us and we will set an appointment for a future date.

YAPS will remain open by appointment ONLY. We have implemented temporary policies and procedures at YAPS to ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff and clients. 

You can arrange an appointment by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling the YAPS office between 10:00am and 3:00pm, 909-790-1440. 

For foster vaccinations or foster information please call to schedule an appointment time. The gates at YAPS will be closed. Please honk or call when you arrive at the front gate for your appointment.

The following appointments will take place curbside:

  • Foster Vaccinations 
  • Pet Food, Pet Supplies or Monetary Donation Drop offs 

The following appointments require clients to park inside:

  • New Fosters filling out paperwork and meeting a foster to take home

We do ask that if you are not feeling absolutely 100% healthy, have been exposed to any bacteria or virus, or have traveled by plane, train or public transportation, please stay home. Thank you!

 

Dec 09 2017

17,000. An impressive number no matter what it references. Unfortunately, I am referencing the nearly 17,000 animals that were euthanized by the 17 shelters located in San Bernardino County in 2016. These shelters span from Apple Valley to Yucca Valley and the cities in between.

17,000. Acknowledging this number increases the pressure on all pet lovers, especially the YAPS team of staff, volunteers and donors. Although we celebrated 640 cat and dog adoptions in 2016, it’s sometimes hard to feel successful when so many pets continue to lose their lives in the municipal shelters that surround Yucaipa. Still, we remain committed rescue warriors at YAPS, and we’re determined to lower the euthanasia rate in San Bernardino County one pet at a time.

Each week, YAPS takes in pets from both municipal shelters and from owners that can no longer provide care. Each week we field hundreds of calls from organizations and individuals looking for a no-kill shelter where they can safely surrender pets. Sadly we sometimes have only one vacancy at our facility and have to choose which life to save. This is the hardship of a rescue warrior. We face heartbreaking challenges like this together. It’s difficult, but the reward of a saving even a single life is well worth it.

To that end, YAPS placed 612 pets in 2017. So, whether you donate your time, talents or hard earned dollars to YAPS, please know that you are sincerely appreciated. Every donation gives life; every donation creates hope; every donation inspires others.

Thank you for your continued support. I wish you peace and happiness in 2018.

Sincerely,

Annette Florez

Aug 23 2017

 

Birthday Wish for Homeless Dog

 Hearing “I don’t want him . . . he’s not cute,” is all it took to motivate local middle school student, Lily Florez, to step into action. Lily is a volunteer with Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS), a nonprofit, pet rescue facility. On a recent Saturday afternoon she overhead a potential adopter say this about Pony Boy, a shepherd mix.  Lily’s birthday is next week and she has started a fundraising campaign asking for donations to go to YAPS to help cover the cost of his adoption fee in lieu of presents.

Lily, visits with 6 years young Pony Boy every chance she gets and her birthday wish is for Pony Boy to get a Forever home. Pony Boy has been at YAPS for 165 days and sometimes the pet care team wonders if it due to his scar.  He came in with this scar after sustaining a kick in the face from a horse.

Lily has learned that Pony Boy loves to go for walks, loves to play ball, enjoys a good meal and enjoys curling up next to you until he falls asleep. “I spend as much time as I can with Pony Boy when I volunteer at YAPS and hearing someone say he is not cute bothered me. I had to do something,” said Lily.

There have been other children in the community that have requested donations for the orphaned pets at YAPS in lieu of gifts. Recently, 7 year old Alex Grider, was able to raise $450.00 plus much needed supplies by making such a request for his birthday. “This is a positive way students can help homeless pets at YAPS and gives family members and friends the opportunity to make a difference as well,” said Ginger Bryk, YAPS Operations Manager.

 Donations for Pony Boy have not been totaled but it is likely that his fee will be reduced. For more information on Pony Boy, or any of his furry friends at Yucaipa Animal Placement Society call (909)790-1440 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jan 01 2017

Record Number of Pets Placed By YAPS in 2016

 YAPS is proud to announce that we have placed 640 homeless pets in 2016. The grand tally is 395 dogs and 245 cats placed.  These numbers equate an unmeasurable amount of love. This is the highest number of pets adopted out in YAPS’ 59 year history. 


"At YAPS, we save lives by accepting pets from owners and rescuing those that face euthanasia in local shelters.  These pets in turn, change the lives of the families that adopt them from YAPS.  This is a great way to be part of a positive change in our community," said YAPS Director, Annette Florez.

In 2016, YAPS accepted 426 dogs and cats from owners that could no longer care for them and rescued 169 dogs from the following local municipal shelters located in: Redlands, Devore, San Bernardino City, Corona, Coachella Valley, Apple Valley, and Rancho Cucamonga.

 “It is truly a team effort to help this many homeless pets,” said Ginger Bryk, Operations Manager at YAPS.

 Yucaipa Animal Placement Society was founded by Betty and Jim Martines in 1957.  The YAPS facility was built in 1983, at the current location on 13th Street in Yucaipa.  YAPS staff and volunteers are dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets in the region.

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Pets Placed in 2019

503

Animals Placed this Year

129

 

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