YAPS Animal Refuge rescue abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats in Cairns area, Far North Queensland. Our refuge animals stay with us and are lovingly cared for until their ‘forever families’ come along to adopt them.  Some end up living out their days with us as permanent guests.

YAPS also provide a dog and cattery boarding service – the biggest and best in the region!

All our facilities run so successfully because of the huge hearts and hard work of our dedicated staff, volunteers, supporters and members.


Adopt a Dog | Adopt a Cat

Dog Boarding | Cat Boarding

Foster an Animal 

Surrender Your Dog | Surrender Your Cat

Piccones IGA Edmonton and Brinsmead are fantastic supporters of YAPS.
Please support those  who support Yaps

Specialty Meats at Smithfield a great supporter of Yaps

Become a YAPS Business Sponsor

Become a business sponsor today by making regular tax-deductible contributions to help care for the homeless animals in Yaps care.
If this is something your business may be interested in please email   pets@yaps.org.au
to arrange for a representative of Yaps to discuss this with you.


Chicken Parmy Night each and every Wednesday at Dunwoodys Tavern and the Mt Sheridan Tavern
For each Chicken Parmy sold every Wednesday $1.00 will be donated to YAPS.
So get out there and enjoy a chicken parmy meal at one of these 2 great locations and support those who are supporting YAPS


We’re all about supporting the local heroes in our local community. This year we’re super excited to be supporting YAPS by donating $1 from every Parmy sold every Wednesday, how good! So what are you waiting for? Rally the troops this hump day for some quality food and drink whilst raising much needed funds for the legends over at YAPS (Young Animal Protection Society).


YAPS Supporters

Piccones IGA… 180 Degree Solutions IT Solutions.. 
Cairns Dog School…

Speciality Meats Smithfield…   
Pet Cafe Anderson St…
 Just Purple Web Design… Petstock… Cairns Vet Clinic…