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Apr 21 2016

YAPS Names Volunteer of the Year for 2016

 

During the month of April, Yucaipa Animal Placement Society celebrated “National Volunteer Appreciation Week” by hosting a luncheon for all current YAPS volunteers. 

During the luncheon, Redlands resident, Darlene Edwards, was named “Volunteer of the Year” and presented with a certificate of appreciation donated by Cobb’s Printing.

Darlene'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.  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 animals so that they can be approached by adoptive families and so that they can learn to trust people again. Darlene has done many jobs at the shelter, but perhaps her largest contribution has been to aid these animals on their journeys home.

Darlene has been a volunteer for more than two years. She had recently retired from her job and wanted to volunteer somewhere where she could work with animals.

She had first heard about YAPS when she adopted a dog in 2005, but she was not aware of the volunteer program until she spoke to her neighbor, Monica Harris. Monica is also a volunteer at YAPS and she recommended the program to Darlene.

Darlene soon attended an orientation and has since been enjoying her time volunteering at the YAPS facility. Darlene does whatever is needed around the shelter, but she usually spends time socializing and exercising the dogs in the play yard.

"I enjoy seeing the dogs happy and playing in the yard," she says, "They are so excited to run around."

All of the dogs at YAPS have been special to Darlene, but she recalls one in particular that really touched her. Cinnabun was a scared little guy alone in quarantine. Darlene went and sat with 

him in his kennel. At first, all he did was sit and shake, but after some time he started to warm up to Darlene. After several weeks he felt secure enough with her to climb into her lap and let her pet him. He even seemed to look forward to Darlene's visits. Finally, Darlene decided that since he had adopted her, she should return the favor and adopt him.

“Everyone at YAPS is truly thankful for our volunteers.  Their help is vital to the animals at the YAPS facility and I am inspired by the work and giving hearts of all of our volunteers.  Darlene has filled an important role here at YAPS and we are fortunate to have her here every week,” says YAPS executive director, Annette Florez.

Aug 09 2014

 Uptown Pets has gone downtown to help the pets at Yucaipa Animal Placement Society.   The local pet store delivered over 400 pounds of dog and cat food as well as many other supplies to help care for the homeless dogs and cats at YAPS last week.

“We are so thankful for the generosity of Uptown Pets and all of our supporters within the community; their support makes it possible for us to help even more homeless pets,” said YAPS Assistant Director Elicia Ashton.  

As a non-profit, no kill shelter, the YAPS center relies on the generosity of its supporters to help them care for the animals they save.  If you are interested in seeing how you can help, please contact YAPS at (909) 790-1440 or visit their website at www.yaps.org.

Pictured below, Bob Orr of Uptown Pets delivering the much-needed donation.

Mar 21 2014

This program offers a really exciting opportunity for seniors in the area. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Riverside, YAPS is able to provide pet care assistance to qualifying seniors on a limited income. From veterinary expense to emergency boarding, YAPS is now able to help offset the costs associated with pet ownership for qualifying seniors.

 

To qualify, one must be age 65 or older and make no more than $1,500 a month as a single income household and $3,000 a month for a duel income household. To apply for the program proof of age, income, residency and pet ownership in necessary. Contact us or click here to apply today and take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

Mar 21 2014

Yucaipa Animal Placement Society is thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new office on April 12th, 2014. The festivities start at 10:00 with the ribbon cutting and will be followed by tours of our facility, demonstrations fo agility dogs by Elicia Casey from Enlighten Dogs, free dog training held by Kym Caldwell from Canine Companions and Elicia Casey from Enlighten Dogs. Food will be available for purchase starting around 12:00 noon. Please plan on joining us for this fun filled-day.

Jun 08 2012

It is no secret that living in the rural areas of Yucaipa lend residents and their pets to continual interaction with the local wildlife.  As spring has sprung, so have our serpent friends.  The warmer weather brings out a very dangerous slithering foe, the rattlesnake.  The venom of the rattler can impose devastating if not deadly results to people and pets alike if bitten. 

In an effort to decrease the risk Yucaipa Animal Placement Society, YAPS, has joined Canine Companions Dog Training in offering a class to teach rattle snake avoidance techniques to dogs and their people.  Join Kym Caldwell of Canine Companions and herpetologist Robert Black in an educational classroom session for the humans starting at 8:30am, followed by an outdoor interactive aversion session with the dogs to insure that both you and your pet are snake smart.  The class is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th at 8:30am and cost is $75.  The class will be held at the YAPS center, located at 11937 13th Street in Yucaipa.  For more information about the class or to reserve your spot, please contact Kym of Canine Companions at (909) 795-9292.  

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