Humane Society of Yates County

The Humane Society of Yates County - Shelter of Hope is the first ever in Yates County. It is a no-kill shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption. Our shelter is a very bright and cheerful place to visit. You will be welcomed at the door by one of our official greeter cats. There is so much to see at our shelter. You can watch our cats have fun in their Cat Garden or in the Cat Solarium, where they get lots of sunlight and fresh air! Or come out back and see the dogs playing in the backyard and when it is really hot they like to cool off in their kiddie pool.

Our Mission

The Humane Society of Yates County exists to promote the welfare of companion and domestic animals through educational programs and initiatives that reduce pet overpopulation, enrich adoptions and encourage responsible pet ownership.

Who We Are

We are a hard-working group dedicated to helping abandoned and unwanted animals in Yates county find homes that best fit their individual needs. No animal is destroyed while they wait to find their people. We are always in need of like-minded folks to volunteer in various ways. If interested, please contact the shelter at 315-536-6094. With your help we can make Yates County a safe county for the animals.


Out of the 354 adoptions in 2016, 225 were spayed/neutered by HSYC.
366 adopttions in 2017 


Bonnie Dillon

Contact Info

P: (315) 536-6094

F: (315) 536-0800



1216 Route 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527