April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month. You, and donors like you, are the reason that the Humane Society of Yuma has kept hundreds of animals safe from harm. Countless times our community has rallied together to help animals like Harriet, and Dutch recover from the abuse they endured and find loving homes.
Your donation today, allows us to continue to care for animals harmed during acts of cruelty, and to provide safe shelter, nourishing food, veterinary care, and so much more for abused, and injured animals.
On August 21, 2019, City of Yuma Animal Control received a call about a laptop bag on the 1400 Block of the East Main Canal that seemed to moving. City of Yuma Animal Control responded to the call and observed a small black female pug that had been zipped up and tossed on the side of the canal. City of Yuma Animal Control brought her to the Humane Society of Yuma for treatment; Harriet began her journey to recovery here at HSOY. The veterinarian began immediate life-saving procedures on her. He observed that she had a shrunken left eyeball from a continuing infection where her eyeball had basically begun to melt to her eyelid. The right eye was no longer in her eye socket, the right side of Harriet’s face and skull had multiple fractures, and her jaw had been broken. After her initial examination, the veterinarian immediately started treatment by surgically removing both of her eyes. In the surgeries to follow, he wired her jaw shut to ensure proper heeling. Eventually, the remaining fractures healed on their own. During this time, one of our employees fostered Harriet and nursed her back to health. Once Harriet had recovered enough, our adoptions staff began accepting applications for her adoption. Harriet was adopted on September 23, 2019 to a loving family.
Back in February of 2021 Dutch arrived to HSOY with a gunshot wound to his back leg and hind area. After further evaluation, it was determined that poor Dutch would end up having his left hind limb amputated due to the severity of his injuries resulting from the gunshot wound. It was touch and go with Dutch for a little bit, but, thanks to donations from animal advocates like you, Dutch is doing much better AND has found his forever home. Dutch came in for a check-up and you would never believe it was the same little guy who, just a few weeks ago, could barely move after being shot. This guy has come such a long way even after losing his left leg. It was with the help of people like you that Dutch was able to find a forever home with love and compassion for his new unique care plan. Dutch was adopted on March 9th, 2021.