Yaqui Animal Rescue -

No Profit, No Kill.

If it stands on four legs or waddles on two, Yaqui Animal Rescue has a large family of animals that are looking for a loving home and need your help.


We are Yaqui.

We are a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located on our 80-acre ranch in Sullivan City, Texas, near the border of Mexico.

South Texas is home to one of the largest stray populations in the nation. Each day, there are over one million strays roaming the streets. We work to save as many as we can.

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 friends is what keeps us moving forward.

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Adopt or Foster

With over 250 animals in our care, there's enough love to go around.

Meet our pets





Spayed, Neutered & Released






Spayed, Neutered & Released






Spayed, Neutered & Released


Join the fight

Yaqui Animal Rescue is a proud member of the Texas Humane Legislative Network (THLN).

Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) is the only Texas-based organization focused on addressing unjust state animal welfare laws.

We are working to stop animal cruelty and abuse before it starts.

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Get Involved

Volunteering helps rescue organizations that are low on labor continue their endless care of animals.

Here are some ways you can help:
Foster a pet
Host a donation drive
Host a fundraising event
Work at a fundraising event
Shelter cleaning
Dog grooming/socialization
Cat grooming/socialization
Community outreach/education
Pet transportation to other rescues
Pet transportation to clinics

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The Stray Project

Our Monthly Goal (if funding is available):
40 animals for spay/neuter

South Texas is home to the largest stray animal population in the nation. Everyday over one million stray animals roam our streets. The only solution to this problem is to spay and neuter.  In the 20+ years we have been rescuing animals, the stray animal problem in the Rio Grande Valley worse. There is no end in sight if we continue in the same path.

Over the years, we use the little resources that we have to rescue an endless supply of animals. Therefore, it’s imperative that we tackle the problem in a different way. We believe that spay and neuter is the only answer. We have been in talks with local low-cost clinics to resume mash clinics like we used to, but on a larger scale. This would include picking up stray animals, transporting them to the clinic, sterilizing and vaccinating them, and returning them to their homes.

We have been doing our best to spay/neuter and rescue/re-home as many animals as possible, but it is impossible to do it alone. We need funding and sponsors to finance this ambitious, but not impossible, project. Donations, big or small, help us reduce to overpopulation problem.

Please help us help these innocent animals. They deserve better.

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500 Venecia Dr, Sullivan City, TX 78595 (By Appointment Only)