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Yavapai Humane Society 1625 Sundog Ranch Road Prescott, AZ 86301

Where every animal counts! Dear friend, Thanks to you, more than 2,860 animals in Yavapai County have been saved in 2017. On behalf of them, and all of us at YHS, thank you for giving these furry friends hope, a new future, and a loving home to call their own. This year our family fostered a litter of four kittens just five or six weeks old: Judas, Jasmine, Jolene, and Jordan. They stayed with us for a month. A man in Prescott found these kittens without a mother and did his best to care for them for a couple weeks, but he needed help with these babies and ultimately came to Yavapai Humane. They needed a lot of love and time to grow; and, I must admit, it was hard to say goodbye to them but I knew they were ready to go. Without your support, these kitties could not have received the care they needed and likely wouldn’t have survived. Today they are safe and loved. Judas, Jolene, and Jordan all have forever homes. Jasmine has made it through medical complications and, though she is a special needs cat, our team is working this holiday to find Jasmine and other wonderful shelter pets their perfect family. This year, your support made stories like Judas, Jasmine, Jolene and Jordan’s possible. Yavapai Humane simply couldn’t have helped the many deserving animals without you. Your help has made a real, lasting impact in the lives of these animals in need. In the last year, we have experienced much change. We established a 3-year partnership with the animal control agencies of Yavapai County, Prescott, and Prescott Valley. This will assure that animals who are retrieved by Animal Control receive the care necessary and, whenever possible, returned to their owners. Others will be readied for adoption. Through this change, there have been many outstanding constants: our staff and volunteers’ dedication, the leadership of our executive team (read more about this fantastic group later in this very newsletter), the high quality of care for our animals, and YOU—our compassionate friend and faithful supporter. In 2017, over 720 lost pets were reunited with their families, more than 1,860 pets were adopted, nearly 3,000 owned cats and dogs were spayed/neutered, 14 horses were rehabilitated and rehomed, and so much more. All thanks to your heart for our mission to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of companion animals in our community. I look forward to the work that we can do together for the animals’ sake in the coming months! With gratitude and warm wishes for a wonderful New Year,

Julie Ellegood Board of Directors, President jellegood@yavapaihumane.org


Leading the way at YHS

“Your gifts are not about you. Leadership is not about you. Your purpose is not about you. A life of significance is about SERVING those who need your gifts, your leadership, your purpose.” – Kevin Hall Bringing experience, commitment, and passion to Yavapai Humane Society is our Executive Team. If you haven’t met them yet, we think you should get to know this dedicated group of people! Collectively the team has more than 28 years of experience with Yavapai Humane and brings not only their skills but their dedication to our organization. We are fortunate to have this team of professionals working hard each day to ensure our work maintains its level of excellence. From customer service, to fundraising, to YHS Executive Team (back row) Christine Campbell animal care, this team is faithfully working to see the mission –Medical Services and Equine Program Director, through. Michael Drew – Thrift Store Director, Each member of the team has supported one another Jason Marchesano – Operations Director, (front row) with a passion for the mission which sees them through the Elisabeth Haugan – Marketing & Development years. Their tenure at Yavapai Humane Society ranges from Director, and Val McBrady – Finance Director 3 years (Jason Marchesano, Operations Director) to 12 years (Val McBrady, Finance Director). Teamwork, trust, and support are core values to this tight-knit team. But what brings them all together is truly the work on behalf of animals in need: giving them a future of hope, and being inspired by others who care. The Executive Team invites you in for a visit, or simply a phone call, to get to know them!

The man we never met but will always remember

Have you ever been on the receiving end of the “pay it forward” campaign? Perhaps you were sitting in line at a coffee shop drive through and pull up prepared to pay your bill only to find out that the person in front of you already paid it? You’ll never get to say thank you to that person, and you’ll never get to put their face to their kind act, or pay them back with a kind favor of your own. But you remain grateful and show a kind act to someone else. The world is better for it. Moreover, the person showing this kind act feels AMAZING that they did something completely selfless. Yavapai Humane has been on the receiving end of this kind of anonymous, selfless act of goodwill. It comes in the manner of a notification from an attorney, trustee, fiduciary, or executor that we are the beneficiary of someone’s will, estate, or trust. We will never have the opportunity to shake that kind person’s hand, or rather, give them a big bear hug, and tell them how they have changed the lives of animals in need. But we are touched by the knowledge that the compassionate soul that left a last wish to do good for others must have felt fulfilled and rewarded by committing such a selfless act. One such person was a dear man whose close friends and family called “Hutz”. He was not a flashy person and made no requests for recognition when he designated a large sum of his life’s earnings to Yavapai Humane Society upon his passing in 2013. He lived in Paulden and the staff at the shelter did not know him. But we will never forget him. Our work touched Hutz, and he decided to bless the organization and the animals in its care in perpetuity. His fiduciary, named Melissa, contacted Yavapai Humane and worked with us to ensure his wishes were honored. She wrote to us, “He did not allow many persons to get close to him, and in that I am blessed to have been able to know him…He was my treasure.” Hutz’ gift to Yavapai Humane was put to excellent use. Part of the funds established an endowment for the organization to ensure our mission would be sustained for many generations to come. The other part has been distributed over time for special projects directly benefiting the animals’ wellbeing, such as our enrichment park for shelter dogs, our behavior treatment building, our equine rehabilitation center, medical equipment for dental care, and more. Hutz asked in his endowment that his gift be designated “for the purpose of improving or increasing the care facilities for animals, subsidizing adoption fees, spaying fees, and other expenses of pet care improvement.” If you visit our Adoptions Center, be sure to look at the gold plaques surrounding the front door before you enter the lobby. You will see Hutz’ plaque there, surrounded by others with generous and compassionate hearts. This is just as he wished. Melissa explained, “I think he would prefer a simple plaque, set along others so he did not stand out.” He made this act of compassion not for recognition, but we know his love for our cause will inspire others and be forever remembered. It is now our job to “pay it forward” by carrying out our mission far into the future, showing mercy to animals in need. If you would like to learn more about making a gift that will help Yavapai Humane Society and its homeless pets in the future, whether through your will, estate, or other means, please call Elisabeth Haugan, Marketing & Development Director at 928-445-2666 x 104.


Findlay Subaru celebrates its love of pets

This year YHS had the pleasure of teaming up with Findlay Subaru of Prescott for their “Subaru Loves Pets” campaign. During the campaign Findlay teamed up with us to produce an engaging television commercial highlighting a pet adoption event on October 21 where they sponsored adoption fees for dogs and cats. Subaru and YHS enjoyed the partnership so much that Findlay Subaru invited us out to their Prescott location for two more adoption events on October 27 and November 17-18. In all, 37 dogs and cats were adopted through Findlay Subaru of Prescott’s “Subaru Loves Pets” campaign. Their generosity didn’t stop there as Findlay Subaru of Prescott pledged to donate $100 for each new Subaru sold Michael Hoyt, General Manager of Findlay Subaru of Prescott (left) in October and November to help our presents YHS team members (from left to right), homeless pets. After two months of donatRyan Henderson, Elisabeth Haugan, Michael Drew, ing, the Findlay Subaru team presented Jason Marchesano, and YHS pup Jax a check a check on November 28for a generous $7,800. This donation was in addition to the $5,000 grant awarded from the ASPCA and Subaru of America, Inc. to help us with our pet care and adoptions. We are so grateful for caring community partners like Findlay Subaru Prescott for their support and commitment to giving back.

Wellness Clinic offers free fixes

It’s no secret pets multiply fast when we don’t manage the problem. One unspayed female and one unneutered male cat can produce a population of more than 11 million cats over the span of just nine years.* YHS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic is proud to offer affordable spay/ neuter surgeries to help control pet populations and effectively reduce the number of homeless pets in our community. On Tuesday, October 17, Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) performed 37 free spay and neuter surgeries to local feral cats at our Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic. This was our 2nd year offering “free fixes” in honor of National Feral Cat Day. 37 spay/neuter surgeries in one day is no small feat. On average, our public Clinic performs 25-30 surgeries per day, but our team was up to the task because they knew the endeavor was worthwhile. Also worthwhile is our Big Fix program. The Big Fix offers spay/neuter assistance for low-income households, veterans, and active military members. Our Big Fix program is funded in part by an $88,000 grant through PetSmart Charities and allows qualifying applicants to have their pets spayed/neutered for just $25. During 2017 we fixed 982 pets through the program, preventing many unwanted litters and making pets healthier through spay/neuters. It’s all part of the equation in fighting pet homelessness! *Figure based on two litters a year at a survival rate of 2.8 kittens per litter.

YHS Spay/Neuter Clinic supervisor Emy Smith (background) helping Dr. Siens (foreground) perform feral fixes.


Meanwhile back at the ranch

Introducing our new equine ambassadors Max (left) and Minnie (below)

Yavapai Humane Society’s Equine Center is celebrating our second winter season serving local horses in need. Located in Chino Valley, our program is focused on matching horses with forever homes. Brandi Baker, Horse Health and Handling Specialist, and Matt Bourgoin, Behavior Specialist and Ranch Hand Caretaker, care for and provide enrichment and behavioral training the horses at our center need, alongside their team of experienced volunteers. Brandi and Matt work under the leadership of Christine Campbell, Medical Services and Equine Director. In addition to rehoming horses whose owners can no longer financially or physically care for them, this team is passionate about extending our reach past the property’s gate and into the community and throughout Arizona.. Recently our Equine team collaborated with Dr. Rich Fisher and Dr. Steven Dow—two respected Arizona veterinarians who have been incredible supporters of Yavapai Humane Society. Their heart for our mission knows no bounds. In late October, the two doctors travelled to the Supai Village, volunteering their veterinary services. We wanted to help their efforts and donated 10 bales of hay and the use of our staff’s trailer and ranch truck to transport supplies and horses. When they arrived, they found the land to be barren because of the cold season, so the hay was accepted with gratitude. They also met one tribal horse that was to be euthanized because he had a fused knee, making the horse stiff and unable to work. We welcomed this horse onto our property when Dr. Fisher and Dr. Dow arrived back to Prescott. The horse has remained with YHS for six weeks, receiving sheltering and pain/stiffness medication injections during his six-week stay. Wild Horse Ranch Rescue will ultimately bring this horse into their sanctuary, which is specifically designed to help wild horses. Arizona State Director for the United States Humane Society, Kelley Pinkleton, personally reached out to express appreciation to Yavapai Humane Society for this act of kindness, but all the thanks goes to our supporters for the funding to help in this situation, and to Dr. Fisher and Dr. Dow. Our staff and volunteers are proud to serve our local communities and remain thankful to area veterinarians who volunteer their time and talent to our mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses in need.

You helped us find homes for 40 pets in just one day

The summer months are definitely a busy time here at Yavapai Humane Society (YHS). With a high percentage of our annual intakes happening between June and August our shelter fills to the brim with adoptable puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats. Finding so many wonderful pets their perfect homes is no easy task. We knew we had to do something big to make it happen so, for the second year in a row, we joined over 900 shelters across the nation, including 13 shelters in Arizona, for Clear the Shelters—an adoption event hosted by NBC/Telemundo. The days leading up to the event we asked for your help to spread the word, and you stepped up making our event the talk of the town. During Clear the Shelters we had over 200 visitors and matched an incredible 23 dogs and 17 cats to their forever families. The total of 40 pet adoptions in one day—a new YHS adoption record–had our staff, volunteers, adopters, and community celebrating! We are thankful for each of you who make Yavapai County a community that is willing to help so many of homeless fur friends find their forever homes.

Angel came in to YHS looking for a new best friend and found her parents’ dog Rocky who had been missing for 6 months


Memorial & Gifts in Honor of... In honor of Brownie William Deak In honor of Buddy Olson Linda Fleming In honor of Carolyn and Larry Lawyless Maureen Waters In honor of Catherine Shuter Stephanie Strasser In honor of Fran Brucker Peggie Morley In honor of Jerry and Lee Ann Kipp Katie Kipp In honor of Max Diane Gray In honor of Mrs. Jauregui James Jauregui In honor of Ruckus Eileen Roberts In honor of Trixie Steve & Sharon Duffey In honor or Jolinda VanHaren Robyn McQuitty In memory of beloved Buddy Bobby Carothers In memory of Bob Riazzi MicheleVan Hulle Brenda Shields In memory of Bodie & Ellie Mae Diane Gray In memory of Carol Rorick Eunice Statler Angela Weagly In memory of Cassie Terri Davis In memory of Dan Pilgrim Letticia Damuth In memory of Daniel McGee Bickes Contracting, Inc In memory of Daniel McGee Della Brown Dianne McGee In memory of David A. Brown Molly Brown In memory of David Witteman Christina Digiusto

In memory of Diana Butitta Terri & Thomas Pritchard In memory of Diane McClelland Stevan & Elizabeth Peterson In memory of Donna Volpe Susan Musgrove In memory of Dude Tim and Sandy McCabe In memory of Edwin Alegria Cristina Alegria-Kelleher Barbieri Law, LLC In memory of Elvis Koshollek David Koshollek In memory of Emma Lorraine Bambauer In memory of Glenda Soderquist Gary & Trisha Tibbits In memory of Jack Keith & Victoria Rader In memory of Jan Gotland Marianne Martens Stewart Schrauger In memory of Jean Jongsma Barbara Price In memory of Jerry Fonnet Jean Waldo Nicola White In memory of Julie Egan Jean Libby In memory of Kiki Ben Filer In memory of Kona Michael Stevens In memory of Larry Musgrove Roger & Connie Carlson Fred Volpe In memory of Lindsay Kaufman Jim Lee Steven Pierce In memory of Lobo James Sedevie In memory of Marilyn Danowski Maureen Waters In memory of Mary Gregson Mary McNeil

In memory of Mel Savoini Edward Viliborghi Mary Trengove In memory of Peg Ossanna Steve Bischoff In memory of Pogo Linda Lutes In memory of Prince Donald Socha In memory of Ranger Bonnie Beane In memory of Renee Brady Vincent Perniola Linda Schonfeld In memory of Renee Esther Brady Louis McDermott In memory of Sam and Lilly Michael & Lesley Nystrom In memory of Shana, Gracie, and Sirah Charles Brown In memory of Shirley Chamberlin Gene Paetz In memory of Stan Rowley Mary O’Brien Edward Viliborghi In memory of Sweet LaVone Simmons In memory of Trudi Rae Schultz Wayne and Geraldine Wenzel In memory of Tymendra Ackley Douglass Ackley In memory of ZsaZsa Ed & Christine Bridwell In memory of Jim Racek Stevan & Elizabeth Peterson In honor of Chris Moran Linda Robinson In memory of Lindsay Kohlweck Kaufman Richard Briggs Diane Beth Jolliffe Jack Klemeyer Janet Kohlweck Eva Muchnick Gene Paetz Elisabeth Ruffner

Thank you, YHS Monthly Members!

Donald Silseth Ken Singer Billie Smith Donald Socha Charles Sorensen Dianne & Samuel Sprague A. Srogoncik Meryl Stelter Daniel Swartz James Taylor Julia Taulbee Patricia Tokunaga Lynn Turck Roberta Tyler Ray Tyrrell Myriel Villarroel Frank Vitamante Michelle Ware Richard Walker Janet White Patricia Williamson Beverly Worthman Ben & Patricia Wyne If you are interested in becoming a monthly member please call us at 928-445-2666 ext 106 or visit us online at yavapaihumane.org/monthlymember. Accidental misspelling, omission, or correction? Please accept our deepest apologies and email donate@yavapaihumane.org so we may correct the error. Rudy Arena Allan Arnold Larry & Karen Axley David & Karen Babbitt Kathleen Baker Pamela Bassett Dina Battaglia Hoyl & Shelley/Heather Belt Millicent Bessey Barbara Buetemetster Donald & Jean Beyer Richard Brubaker Marguerita Blangiardo Charlie Bond John Brackman Florine & Marilyn Brower Molly Brown Henry A Bryant Marilyn Buchanan Matthew Carey Edwina Carr George Cofresi

Betty Cole Kathy Coleman Mona Colgan Charles & Suzette Conrardy George Costleigh, Jr. Susan Cottine Kenneth Cowing Gary & Anamarie Cunningham Paula Cupples Charlene Dahl Claudia Davies Karin E Davis Suzy Davidson Melinda Day Catherine Degroot Steve Eaglin Julie Ellegood Sheri Ellis Janet Emanuelson Charles & Laura Entwistle Jacque Foster Elissa Fulton

Michael Galbreath Edith Greenberg Elayne Hayes Larry Henry Joyce Hilton William & Meriann Hoffman James and Sheryl Hunnell Dixie Irvine Joseph Jenkins Martha Kedroski Katherine Keeling Jerry & LeeAnn Kipp Beverly Kirkpatrick Nancy Koski Edward Lenton Leila Lerwick Eric & Matha Lewis Carlie Litsey Diane & Mike Liversidge Linda Lutes Barbara McClymonds Gerald & Donna McNew

Lisa Miller Mary Miller Nancy Miller Cristine Montaine-Cooke Linda Murdock Milli & Minni Nelson Cathy Page Kelly Parker Karen Pearson Nancy Peterson Sean Peterson Louis Phillips Gloria Rutt Diane Ryan Kevin & Susan Rethman Marion Richards Susan Rudman Donald Russell Maria Sancho Kathleen Schott Melva Self Alan Servetnick


Thank You to Our Generous Donors... Animal Angel ($10,000+)

Dorothy & Lawrence Albertson Arizona Community Foundation Arizona Companion Animal Spay/Neuter Committee Stephan & Helga Bernhardt Dale Dillinger Margaret Miller Pamela Ann Maines Ingebritson Family Foundation Ann Lewis McMeekin Trust Don Nierling Gerald & Phyllis Scheuerman Norma Geri Smith Margaret Stidworthy

Animal Champion ($5,000-$9,999) ASPCA UPS Stores Quad Cities / Avion Management Corp Richard & Diane Belveal Sharon & Jim Carlin Findlay Subaru Prescott, LLC Garce Futerer Jerry & LeeAnn Kipp Barbara Musser Norman E. and Gwyneth L. Staats Foundation Pets for the Elderly Foundation PetSmart Charities, Inc. Theodore Powell Rockwell C Webb Foundation Michael & Rebecka Ryniak Talking Rock Land, LLC Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc.

Animal Visionary ($2,000-$4,999)

Susan & Tom Bettcher Henry A Bryant Susan Connor Frank & Judith Davidson Tom Huntington Peter & Ada Lang Patrick Lilly Local Independent Charities of America Rich and Jacquie McClish Gregory & Mary Lucy Miller David & Elizabeth Passell James & Gloria Peterson Colleen R Pouquette Prescott Animal Hospital Mary Scherer Paul and Cindy Stabel / The RDH Foundation The Northern Trust Company Mary Vaughn Carla Wales Donna Windhorst Cathlene Wright Judith Zurbriggen

Animal Benefactor ($1,000-$1,999) America’s Charities Isabel Arnone Jocelyn Bouchard John Brackman Rosalie Burns Norman & Barbara Caouette Gail Chandler Kathy Coleman Charles & Suzette Conrardy Donald Crampton Cybergrants on behalf of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Judy Dahlbeck Betty DeJong Julie Ellegood Dutch Bros. Prescott Valley / Evenson Coffee Company, LLC ExxonMobil Foundation Findlay Hyundai Prescott, LLC Rick Flora Doris Frechette Emma Hall Frank L Harris Dale Heath Jim & Rosel Hergert & Witt Shelley Hester Stanley Hobbs Stu & Sally Horn Ron & Laura James Victoria Kendall Martin Kinsley Joyce Mackin Grant Mathews MIWD Charitable Foundation Pedigree Foundation Maxine Pollock Judith Potthast Lavonne Proctor Joseph & Diane Rindone Wendi Roudybush Donald Russell William & Dorita Seyfried Margaret & Annette Braaten Sidwell

Michael Spitz Coleen & Pete Stivers Walter & Rose Marie Strow Daniel Swartz Marilyn Trimmer Lynn Turck Verizon / TCC William Von Rohr James & Mary Warner Roswitha Watt Dean & Sande Wilson York Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep

Gold Paw ($500-$999)

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Wendy Schaal Amy Schell George Schuler Schwab Charitable Melva Self James & Nancy Sexton Lewis & Evelyn Shedd Marie Smith Donald Socha David Sousa Dianne Sprague George Steiner Tania Stinnett Chuck & Carol Tanko Eleanor Tanzer James Taylor Joanne & Bobby Thorpe Eleanor Tifft Lorain Tonnesen Truist Comprehensive Distribution Robert & Carol Trumpfheller Roberta Tyler Valley of the Sun United Way Peggy Ver Velde Alton Vergote Vitality Consulting, Inc. Frank Vitamante John & Eva Watson Donna & William Weidner James & Randi Williams Patricia Williamson Veronica Wilson Karen Winton Steven & Kara Woods Judith Wright Ben & Patricia Wyne Charles Zunker

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Milo England Shirley Espe Richard T Esposito P.L. Evans Christopher Fercec Joseph & Melinda Flanagan Joy Fleming David Foote W.J. & Jutta Fornaro Steve & Lois Frasure Gene Fritts Robert & Mary Fulcher Karen Gable Richard Gage Sharon Galbreath Carol Galper Michael j & Carol Geboy Cheryl Geffon Donald Gerber & Rosemary Agneessens Sheryl Golden Marci & Tony Golden & Winkelman Tony Gonzales Cheryl Goodfellow Judith Gordon-Joplin Paula Green Gary & Lisa Griest Gary Gunder Karleen Hammitt Marvin & Judy Haney Elisabeth Haugan Jill Hearne Duane Heitzman David & Pamela Jones Hess Sandra Hetherington David & Linda Hill William & Meriann Hoffman Jeri Holton Stephen & Sue Hudson Sonja Hull James & Sheryl Hunnell Nancy Hutten Ruth Jacobi Dorothy Jacobs Roman Jamrogiewicz Lynda Jarvis Shanon Jaurigui Joseph Jenkins Eric Jensen Roger and Deni Jeschke Mercy Johnson Margie Jones Andrew Joseph John Kaiser Ross Kales Peter & Eva Kaus Martha Kedroski Ethel Keefe Bonnie & Ernest Kelley Dick & Mary Kelly Anna Keltie Carmen Kemper Eileen & Jim Kendall Hai Chi Keng Gerald Kieckow Nancy Koski Sandy Kukol Caroline Kunitz Sandra Lampi Judy and Bob Leathers Lella Lerwick M.L. Lesiuk & M.F. Wolfgram Robert & Elizabeth Licht Stanley Liss Linda Lutes Selmer Lutey David & Pamela Mangan Damon Manomet Allan & Irene Marks Charles & Sherry Marx Yvonne & Jay Mast Bruce Maughan Ronald Mayes Louis McDermott Charles O. McDonald Kathy McGahey Dianne McGee Gerald & Donna McNew John Meier Jeanne Merrell James & Joan Miller Nancy Miller Randi Miller Deborah Morrison & John Huff Judy Mortensen Ann Moseley Mountain Desert Living, LLC Realty One Group Mountain Desert Elizabeth & La Vern Munsell Marjorie Murray Jeanette Myrick Kathy Napolis Katie Neefe Milli & Minni Nelson Betty Newell Shirley Newton Joe North

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Donor recognition from January 1, to December 19, 2017. Looking for 2016 donor recognition? Check out our 2016 annual report published online at www.yavapaihumane.org/annualreport 2016 Accidental misspelling, omission, or correction? Please accept our deepest apologies and email donate@yavapaihumane.org so we may correct the error


Welcome new veterinarians Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) welcomed two new veterinarians in 2017 - Dr. Katherine Siens at our YHS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic and Dr. James Styre at the YHS shelter. Dr. Siens has been practicing veterinary medicine for 3 years and brings with her years of ranch management and animal care experience. Dr. Siens has a strong interest in public health, which lead her to working for YHS. “I look forward to holding educational talks with our community to share my knowledge on topics like heard health and basic animal care including vaccination and spay/neuter,” says Dr. Siens. She currently lives in Chino Valley and has 2 goats, 5 hens, 1 rooster, 4 dogs and 1 cat. Dr. Styre has been practicing veterinary medicine for 24 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Dr. Styre has lived in the area for six years and recently shifted his focus from private practice to shelter medicine saying, “I felt like I could make a bigger difference in our community working for a nonprofit and caring for homeless pets.” Dr. Styres lives in Chino Valley and has 10 fur friends, including 5 dogs and 5 cats.

Dr. Styre (top left) pictured with Christine Campbell Dr. Siens (bottom right) pictured with Patricia Soots

Ethan is pain free, thanks to you When little Ethan, a 5 year old Yorkie mix, was brought to Yavapai Humane by a caring and concerned Prescott Valley Animal Control Officer our hearts broke because this little sweetheart was suffering from a large mass in his ear. Our skilled medical team examined the abnormality and discovered it was completely blocking Ethan’s ear canal, causing him excruciating pain. To relieve the pain the noncancerous tumor needed to be removed, but that meant a complicated surgery. The surgery would require removing Ethan’s entire ear canal along with the tumor, which was dangerously close to Ethan’s brain. YHS veterinarian Dr. Katherine Siens collaborated with Dr. Rich Fisher and contracted a specialized surgery suite through Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center for the delicate procedure. Dr. Fisher was kind enough to donate his own time and even helped YHS fund Ethan’s expensive surgery. We are happy to report Ethan did well during the surgery and has made a full recovery. He was recently adopted and is now enjoying a pain free life in a loving home, thanks to your support of pets in need like Ethan.

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Ethan being cared for by YHS vet tech Stefany Cleaver

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