Dog Needs A Long Ride Home


Every pet at the animal shelter has a story. If they could talk, our hearts would break to hear their sad tales of neglect, abuse and abandonment.

Here are just a few of the wonderful animals available for adoption from the Payson Humane Society. Read their stories, and maybe you can give one of them a happy ending.


Cecelia, a sweet and gentle female black Lab, has been on humanitarian hold at Payson Humane Society since last February. She ended up in Payson as a result of a domestic breakup. Cecelia's mom is in Cheyenne, Wyo. and would very much like to have her back but, due to time and money constraints, has been unable to make the long trip to Payson to pick her up. Now the shelter is desperately trying to find transportation for this deserving dog at least as far as Colorado Springs or Denver. If you happen to be going that way and would be willing to give Cecelia a lucky break, please call Payson Humane Society at (928) 474-5590.


Baby is a 1-year-old spayed black and tan German shepherd mix. True to her breed, she is intelligent and eager to learn. She is a friendly, outgoing dog with youthful enthusiasm for life's new discoveries. She has a beautiful full coat and doesn't mind if you brush her, she even enjoys it. She loves exercise and playtime. Baby would be a great outdoor hiking companion. She seems to have never-ending energy. Baby would like to find a new home with a family who would exercise her plus give her the training she needs to bring out her highest potential.


Sweeter than honey, that's what I am. My personality matches my honey colored, smooth coat that is very easy to care for. The sheen and rich glow of my coat attest to the fact that I'm in prime, healthy condition. I'm also the perfect weight for my frame. I like walking and exercising, and would be a great hiking companion. I'm a sweet lovergirl who wants to be liked by everyone I meet. Please come and see me at the shelter. If you already have dogs at your home I would be happy to meet them before you take me home.


Mommie Cat came to the shelter as a very scared stray. She was homeless without a loving family of her own. In a short time, the staff at the shelter found out she was expecting kittens very soon. A few days later, our stray cat was the proud mother of four healthy baby kittens. Thanks to the PHS foster program, Mommie and her kittens went into a wonderful foster home. They have been pampered, fed, played with and loved daily by their foster mom and dad. Now Mommie Cat and her kittens are up for adoption at the Payson Humane Society. Please come by the shelter and meet them.


Being a senior citizen isn't so bad. if I had a loving owner and a comfortable pad. So I'll sit here quietly and watch the door. Perhaps you'll be the one to visit and love me ever more. Please come to the shelter and meet Rosie, she is an 11-year-old border collie mix. She's a sweet old girl who was used to being the only dog in the house. She is housebroken and walks well on a leash. She would be a great companion for someone out there.

Other Humane Society news

Payson Humane Society now offers low-cost pet microchips. The process places your pet into a national 24-hour pet recovery service. The procedure takes just a few minutes to complete and is an excellent method of identifying your lost animal. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required in order to have your pet microchipped. Please call (928) 474-5251 or visit the shelter at 812 S. McLane Rd. for more information.

Remember to donate your used printer ink cartridges and old cell phones to the Cash for Critters program. The local humane society receives between $1 and $12 for used printer ink cartridges and also gets money for used cell phones and their batteries. Approximately $1,700 has be raised so far, according to program coordinator Penny McKinlock.

There are convenient donation boxes at Wal-Mart and Bashas' and there are shipping envelopes at the humane society, 812 S. McLane Road; the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road; Fiesta Business Products, 200 W. Frontier St.; and Dove's Nest Computer Solutions, Inc., 134 E. Highway 260.

No Epson printer cartridges or phone accessories, please.

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