This rescue is tremendous!!!! You can see that they put their whole hearts into everything they do there. It is my hope and prayer that many more people get involved with Yaqui and the wonderful work they do. There are so many animals out there that need this kind of help. DONATE, DONATE, DONATE!!!!
Yaqui Animal Rescue
Who are we?
We are a non-profit no-kill animal shelter located in Sulivan City on the edge of the Rio Grande Valley. Our goals and passion are rescuing and caring for those that otherwise could not care for themselves. Finding a loving home for all of our four-legged (sometimes two and three legged) friends is what keeps us moving forward.
Yaqui Animal Rescue became a registered non-profit organization in October 2013. The Yaqui ranch is on 80 acres of land located in Sullivan City, TX. We are an all-animal rescue with over 250 animals currently in our care. We have cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, and have even rescued opossums!
Mission & Vision
Mission: To rescue, rehabilitate, vet, and find forever homes for as many animals as possible in the Rio Grande Valley.
Vision: To make a difference in the life of homeless animals by following our mission, spreading spay/neuter awareness and continue to educate the community.
Founder: Sonia Venecia
As a young child, many summers and weekends were spent at what is now called the Yaqui Animal Rescue. The ranch was owned by my grandparents and eventually sold off as the years went by.
About twenty years ago, I started doing what I could for all the stray animals of the Rio Grande Valley, including feeding, vetting, and finding homes. Each year, the need seemed greater and greater. When the ranch became available for purchase in 2004, I purchased it back for the sole purpose of eventually becoming a rescue for all the unwanted animals of the area. I’ve been rescuing animals since then and with a little help, we can do great things for God’s innocent creatures!
The name “Yaqui” was chosen for the ancestors of my incredible grandmother, the Yaqui Indians.
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What People Say
This was a heavenly place for animals. I was completely blown away by the amount of love that goes into housing all animals in there care. God bless you all for all you do for the helpless in our area.
Angela D Lentz
The owner and volunteers at Yaqui are all amazing people who put the animals first! I was amazed at what we saw at the Ranch! It’s a fine organization I would support without question.
Cathy Park Nunn
Omg i loved this place….They have so many animals they rescue…They do an amazing job caring for gods creatures…i could of stayed all day to play with the doggies n kitties…Thank You sooo much for what you do for these beautiful animals..
Yaqui is home to many amazing animals. Many who crave a warm touch or hug. Worth spending a day to volunteer, due to much needed help. I absolutely love visiting the ranch on the weekends. The animals love company. If you haven’t visited Yaqui Animal Rescue already I definitely recommend stopping by. It’s worth the drive. #AdobtDon’tShop
We visited Yaqui Animal Rescue and we’re very impressed with how clean the facility was. We were looking to adopt a cat, and Chris was extremely helpful. We decided to foster and hope things works out, so we can provide a forever home. We plan to come back and donate to this great place. They are so caring and do so much to help all the animals.
Hilda Vela Flores
I loved volunteering here. The workers are amazing and very friendly. There’s a variety of animals. It’s just all around amazing and great experience when helping animals.
Anissa Janée Gonzales
My friend and I visited Yaqui Animal Rescue for the first time yesterday to donate some supplies and we were so impressed with what we saw. All the kennels and pens were clean with fresh water and food with lots of fresh air circulating. The cat enclosure was awesome, and all the animals were happy and healthy. The manager Chris was super nice and obviously cares about the animals they rescue. This is one organization that is really worth supporting.
Please support this wonderful place. They are truly doing God’s work.
A BEAUTIFUL facility for our animals and well planned and thought out.
Amazing place, the animals are so happy and cared for. The work that is done here is simply awesome. God bless you and all the staff.
It’s such a beautiful ranch. The staff and volunteers take very good care of the animals. If you can’t adopt, you should consider donating to this worthy cause.
Great organization that’s all about the animals, support and donate with confidence it’s going to the animals!
Best place to adopt from or foster! They treat animals with so much love.
Kenia Trevino Vela
Yesterday I visit and this place is great. All the animals were happy and full of love. They all yearn for a loving family. Therefore if you’re looking to adopt pay them a visit. I’m sure you’ll find a pet. Thank you to all the staff for all they do.
Honestly the only rescue I 100% support. Even the humane society shoved us off after their mistake was costing my baby her life (PARVO- they didn’t do the shots right and gave them all within 24 hours). They immediately got us on the right path and didn’t even blink- these people actually love animals.
We took our kiddos to see the animals and donate some food. We fell in love with this place! Definitely going back! We encourage others to go and donate, it’s a great cause!
Loved this place. Great people with a big heart & beautiful animals. These furry friends need much love & facility needs much help from the community. We will most definitely be back to volunteer.