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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.

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    A Paws for Pets


    When little Edison was found in west York by Rose Kopcho, it was evident that he had sight issues. His little eyes were so badly infected that the possibility of him ever having sight was slight. After medications were applied and lots of TLC it was confirmed that Edison is blind. Thankfully Rosie brought him to me as soon as she saw him. Yes, little Edison is blind. But he doesn’t know that. He has no fear. More...


    Several days ago, long time York Adopt a Pet supporter Bob Hose came into the shelter with a gift in hand. He unveiled a flag that was created from our York Adopt a Pet logo to hang next to a new American Flag he had purchased. More...


    Editor’s note: This week’s column was written - or at the very least inspired - by Matt the Cat. For many of us, York Adopt a Pet has been our voice. But if I could talk, this would be my autobiography. My story doesn’t have a lot of drama, my life has been very quiet. But it is my life and my story and if I have learned one thing it is that every cat’s life that enters York Adopt a Pet is a story worth telling, every cat’s life is important. My life is important. More...


    Several weeks ago, we received our first three dogs from a shelter in Texas that had to make room for the many dogs being rescued from Hurricane Harvey. All three have since been promised and Houston, pictured here, is the first to go to his new home. I could not believe the transformation that took place with these puppies. They came in looking pretty scrawny, but are leaving with shiny coats and the picture of health and happiness. More...


    Ten years ago yesterday September 14, 2007 my article was titled “One little kitten.” Looking back I marvel that not only have 10 years passed, but little has changed for York Adopt a Pet and the kittens that continue to arrive. I would like to share some of the context of that decade-old column: More...


    Hurricane Harvey has raised havoc beyond what mankind should have to experience. As a Midwestern state, we are far removed from the tragic circumstances people and animals are going through in Texas, but we watch it on the television and there is that burning desire to do something to help. More...


    Gail asked me if I could cover the Paws for Pets article for today. It’s certainly not like I don’t have enough cats to write stories about but this week I would like to share some memories and thoughts. More...


    Beatrix is crying for help. She is a beautiful cat with Siamese markings and beautiful big eyes. She is so desperately unhappy that we are all worried about this sweet cat. Her life story has had peaks and valleys. She is now at a crossroads in her life. As we, who work with shelter cats know, sometimes certain cats just can’t adjust to living in a dorm atmosphere. They become stressed, and their health deteriorates. More...

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