To promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of companion animals.
We are committed to ensuring that every companion animal in our community has a great home and is well cared for all of its life.
Respect: We treat each person thoughtfully, politely and kindly.
Trust: We conduct ourselves in an honest, ethical and professional manner in everything we say and do.
Communication: We listen and speak openly, honestly and supportively.
Customer Service: We consistently strive to exceed our customers’ expectations, both internal and external.
Compassion: We work with a sense of humility and empathy for others.
Teamwork: We recognize the importance of achieving results through cooperation and mutual respect. We value the ideas of others and seek out opportunities to create internal and external partnerships.
Accountability: We honor our commitments and take responsibility for all of our actions. We operate with a sense of ownership in all matters, striving to fulfill the organization’s mission and being consistent between word and deed.
History of the Yavapai Humane Society
1972: Yavapai Humane Society is incorporated and a $50,000 capital campaign is started.
1977: A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opens the animal shelter facility.
1982: A neutering fund is launched in order to adopt out animals only after they had been altered.
1997: An estate gift is received, allowing Yavapai Humane Society to perform desperately-needed remodeling.
2003: An animal enrichment program begins with the groundbreaking of the Buffy Pence Bark Park.
2009: The doors are opened to Yavapai Humane Society's public Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic. Our affordable spay/neuter and wellness services are a public service offered to everyone.
2009: The doors are opened to Yavapai Humane Society's Thrift Store. From clothing and household items to jewelry and more, the YHS Thrift Store is loaded with deals for every bargain hound.
2010: A No Kill Ethic is instated as an effort to reduce the number of euthanasia and treat each animal as a loving pet guardian or conscientious veterinarian would.