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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


    The cats and kittens have hope for their future. With these young ladies we know that there will be loyal and faithful volunteers into the next generation. Starting on the left in the photo is Elizabeth Beauchamp, an 11-year-old sixth grader at York Elementary School. She has volunteered for about a year. More...


    We, at York Adopt a Pet, have seen it all. Some of the things we witness will break your heart and then the next day your spirits may be lifted by a kind act by someone or a happy ending for one of our dogs or cats. More...


    My last article titled “Love is Blind” was the story of little Edison and his bonded friend, Edith. Edison was blind due to a severe eye infection and little Edith also had been treated with eye issues and upper respiratory problems. More...


    I swear, there is never a dull moment at York Adopt a Pet. New stories pop up every day with each new dog that we get in. More...


    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...

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