Originally Published: February 19, 2013 9:51 p.m.
The Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) broke ground this week in preparation for the new YHS Feline Hospital. The hospital is being built with funds from donors and the City of Prescott, Town of Prescott Valley and Yavapai County. The Hospital, which will care for sick and injured YHS cats is scheduled to open in early May.
Through Friday, Feb. 22, the YHS Pet Adoption Center parking lot will be trenched to install plumbing, electrical and IT conduits, making the parking lot largely unavailable to prospective adopters and visitors.
"We are asking folks to please continue to visit YHS during this week, our pets need you", said Ed Boks, YHS executive director. "We will have staff and volunteers directing traffic to make your visit as pleasant as possible for both you and your new pets.
"The public's patience and support is always appreciated, "especially during these time of positive growth," said Boks.
The Yavapai Humane Society has been serving Yavapai County's citizens and animals since 1972. YHS has a pet adoption center and a lost & found pet center in Prescott, a cat adoption center in PetSmart, a clinic offering low-cost spaying/neutering and vaccinations, and a thrift shop that benefits YHS animals. In July of 2010, YHS adopted a "no-kill" ethic, which has led to a 90 percent decrease in euthanasia. For more information, visit www.yavapaihumane.org.