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Wish List


April 12, 2014
Double D's BBQ
Five Star Bank, PY
11 am until sold out

April 14, 2014
HSYC Board meeting
6pm @ the Shelter
public is invited!

April 26, 2014
Annual Dinner/Auction

Top Of The Lake, PY
(reservation form)



HSYC shelter
The Humane Society of Yates County - Shelter of Hope is the first ever in Yates County. It is a no-kill shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption. Our shelter is a very bright and cheerful place to visit. You will be welcomed at the door by one of our official greeter cats. There is so much to see at our shelter. You can watch our cats have fun in their Cat Garden or in the Cat Solarium, where they get lots of sunlight and fresh air! Or come out back and see the dogs playing in the backyard and when it is really hot they like to cool off in their kiddie pool.

Our Mission

The mission of the Humane Society of Yates County is to advance the humane treatment of animals in Yates County, New York. This is accomplished through actions which promote the adoption of stray or unwanted animals, which reduce cruelty to dogs and cats, and which reduce the over breeding of domestic animals. All cats and dogs or spayed/neutered prior to adoption, unless too young to do so. The Humane Society of Yates County depends on volunteer and private financial assistance from the residents of Yates County to carry out its program. To carry out this mission, the Shelter of Hope was established.

Who We Are

We are a group of volunteers and a staff of 3 who are dedicated to helping the animals of Yates County find quality homes. No animal will be destroyed due to the lack of a quality home. We try to put the animals in foster homes to be socialized and prepare them for a forever home. We are always in need of people who are willing to be "Foster Parents". If you would like to find out more about fostering a shelter pet please contact Bonnie Brewer, Shelter of Hope Manager at 315-536-6094. With your help we can make Yates County a safe county for the animals.