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.
Find out who we are and what we do
Founder Sonia Venecia
As a young child, many summers, as well as weekends, were spent at what is now the Yaqui Animal Rescue ranch. 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.. vetting, food, finding homes, etc. The need seemed greater and greater. When the ranch became available again, in 2004, I was able to purchase 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.
Meet The Team
What People Say
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 FloresWe visited!
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..
Gloria PalaciosOmg I loved this place!
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
Sarah SeguraHome to many amazing animals.
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.