Yavapai Humane Society gives thanks for supportive community

Courtesy photo<br>The employees of the Yavapai Humane Society wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. In celebration of the holiday, YHS is offering all adoptions on Black Friday at $20. Each adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and a micro-chip – a $450 value.

Courtesy photo<br>The employees of the Yavapai Humane Society wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. In celebration of the holiday, YHS is offering all adoptions on Black Friday at $20. Each adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and a micro-chip – a $450 value.

It's that time of year when we consider our blessings and express our gratitude. I'm thankful to be part of an organization governed by a compassionate board, staffed by committed employees, served by dedicated volunteers and supported by a kind and caring community.

This year we are grateful for an astounding 66 percent decrease in pet euthanasia and an amazing live release rate near 95 percent. The Yavapai Humane Society could never accomplish this without you.

Your support helps the Yavapai Humane Society fulfill its mission to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of thousands of lost, homeless, sick, injured, abused and neglected animals. Our commitment to this mission has made western Yavapai County the safest region for pets in the State of Arizona. Thanks to you, we are transforming our community into a truly humane society.

Special holiday reminders: The YHS Thrift Shop is having a 40 percent off everything Black Friday sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Thrift Shop is located at 1046 Willow Creek Road in the Safeway shopping center.

Most importantly, as the end of 2011 approaches, your help is still needed. Please remember the Yavapai Humane Society with a tax-deductible gift so you can help us continue to make a difference in 2012. Thank you.