Programs & Services
Reuniting Pets and Owners
Whether you have lost a pet, found a pet or your pet has been picked up by Billings Animal Control, our mission is to be a resource and home for pets in a temporary situation or in transition.
Looking to adopt a new companion? All animals are spayed or neutered before they leave the shelter. They are also vaccinated against distemper virus and bordetella (for dogs). Vaccines and services available upon request are- Rabies vaccination, de-worming, feline leukemia tests, and micro-chipping
Spay and Neuter Clinics
We hold Spay and Neuter Clinics to help control pet overpopulation. For example, one unspayed female cat could be responsible for as many as 36 kittens in one year, and each of those kittens will do the same. At the end of 14 months that one unspayed female would have contributed180 cats to our area.
The county donates the Exhibit Hall, water and electricity at Metra Park for those clinics. Volunteers put in long hours in preparation and long days of the actual clinic to offer this service to those people who are unable to afford the operation for their cats.
Be a hero. Save a life! Fostering can be an excellent family project. It is an intense, short-term commitment. If your lifestyle does not permit you to have an animal full time, here is a rewarding opportunity for you. YVAS needs families or individuals who are willing to offer their home on a temporary basis to animals in need. Foster care is most frequently needed for animals that are too young to be adopted.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of YVAS. There will never be enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. Read More >