QuickDraw Fund Control Joins YAPS in Saving Lives One Pet at a Time
On May 1, 2021, QuickDraw Fund Control sponsored the YAPS 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Yucaipa Valley Golf Club. The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) is a no-kill, nonprofit animal shelter that strives to prevent euthanasia of dogs and cats in shelters throughout the region by providing them a temporary safe haven until a permanent loving home can be found.
“We had a beautiful day full of golf, fun and cute little pups,” said Tobi Nieland, CEO of QuickDraw Fund Control. “There was a great turnout of golfers and tables full of prizes, raffles and more!”
YAPS began with the compassion of one woman, Betty Martines, who rescued an abandoned dog she found on a street in Yucaipa back in 1957. Betty’s dream of providing homes for unwanted and abandoned pets came to fruition in 1973, when she and her husband Jim founded the YAPS nonprofit organization. They devoted the rest of their lives to their mission, and they garnered the support of many other animal lovers along the way. These many years later, YAPS is responsible for saving thousands of animal lives.
Betty and Jim’s legacy lives on in the many services YAPS provides, including animal rescue, volunteer programs, senior programs, and a spay and neuter voucher program. YAPS hosts numerous events throughout the year to help support its life-saving initiatives. The next event, the Bets for Pets Casino Night Fundraiser, will be held at Fascination Ranch in Yucaipa on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
YAPS places dogs, puppies, cats and kittens for adoption. Its thoughtful adoption process ensures that all animals experience a healthy and happy transition to their new home. The organization asks that new pet parents bring dog(s) that are part of their current family in to meet their new potential canine pal. Renters are required to provide landlord approval before the new pet goes home.
Pet adoption fees include spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations and a microchip for dogs and cats. The Senior-to-Senior Program offers a reduced adoption rate of $80.00 for those 65 and over that choose to adopt a senior dog over 8 years old. The YAPS staff performs a thorough assessment of each animal’s temperament and needs in order to connect them with the perfect companion. YAPS strives to place pets into permanent, loving homes, and its staff is on hand to help people choose a pet that will fit their lifestyle and contribute to a harmonious environment.
For puppies under six months, YAPS has a special Foster-to-Adopt program. The program requires that the puppy is brought back to YAPS bi-weekly to complete vaccine boosters, and at 4-5 months to complete the Rabies vaccine and spay/neuter. This program requires a $450.00 commitment and $100.00 is refunded when spay/neuter is complete and the final paperwork is processed.
QuickDraw Fund Control is committed to supporting the health and well-being of families, animals and communities. YAPS is just one of the many organizations the QuickDraw team supports through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism. To adopt a pet or learn more about how you can help save animal lives, visit: http://www.yaps.org.