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    York Adopt-A-Pet is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal sanctuary located in York Nebraska.  We serve as the primary care givers to the abused, lost and abandoned dogs and cats for our area.


    The goal of York Adopt-A-Pet is to provide a safe and secure sanctuary for abused, lost and abandoned dogs and cats.

    York Adopt-A-Pet operates with a small staff, dedicated volunteers and the love of furry friends we meet.

    York Adopt-A-Pet Mission Statement:

    • To provide a safe haven for the dogs and cats placed in our custody.

    • To find the best homes for the dogs and cats that are our guests.

    • To educate the public on the need to treat our pets with dignity and love.

    • To reduce the pet overpopulation.

    Please help York Adopt-A-Pet by making a tax deductible donation.  Just click on the button below:


    A Paws for Pets


    Zuko was adopted today. What a red letter day for him. He was struggling at the shelter and I decided to bring him to my house to give him some space and quiet. He flourished and his true personality blossomed. He has been living temporarily with Mike this past week to see if he would bond with his 17-year-old cat Chester and his 36-year-old parrot, Bernie. He passed with flying colors. More...


    When I was in high school, we would occasionally get adventurous and drive out at night to the old city dump on south Blackburn. We would drive up the hill with our lights off and then turn them on. It would look like the entire hill was moving, but what we were seeing were the rats that fed at night moving away from the light. And down at the bottom of the hill, was a building that was used to house dogs that had been found. More...


    We would adopt five cats and we would receive nine in as quickly as the adoptions would happen. The phone would ring, a cat found in a ditch, a mother and seven newborn babies found in a window well. At times the cats become a blur, which is why we name each and every cat or kitten that comes into the sanctuary. More...


    Dogs were not meant to do nothing day after day. They may appear to be content, but that little brain of theirs is saying they need some action in their life. Since I have been laid up with a broken knee cap,I have been unable to walk my dogs. But that should not mean that they do not get exercised. More...


    On January 20 I wrote a story that was titled, “It is a crime to abandon an animal.” If you read it you will remember that a woman had witnessed a man dumping a black cat on a service road west of highway 81. She confronted the man asking him why he was dumping this cat. His response was, “I am sick of him peeing all over the place.” More...


    What do you think goes through a person’s mind when he takes his family cat, puts it in his truck and drives from his home located in a Fillmore County residence, drives to the York Interstate exchange, drives behind businesses located on the west side of highway 81 and “dumps” his cat out of his pickup. More...


    We put the lives of our cats and kittens into the hands of the adopters. Some say by the time they fill out all of the paper work and forms it is easier to purchase a car. But that is where the difference begins. More...


    If you believe in miracles, then I know of three such ones that we had at York Adopt a Pet recently. More...

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