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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

Pets Placed in 2018

560

Animals Placed this Year

457

 

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