There Are Many Ways To Help Shelter Animals

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Recycling

Drop off aluminum beverage cans (only) in the Dalmatian-painted recycling bins at the Payson Humane Society or in front of the police station at Town Hall.

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Dogs at the Payson Humane Society enjoy time in the play yard behind the shelter.

We're also collecting inkjet and laser cartridges for recycling, so please pass the word to your friends and neighbors to save their cartridges from home and work for this program. Cartridges can be dropped off at the box in Wal-Mart or at the shelter.

We have expanded the recycling program to include digital cell phones (working or not). There are drop-boxes for cell phones at Wal-Mart and Bashas', or you can drop them off at the shelter.

Play yard volunteers

The Payson Humane Society has a play yard for its dogs and volunteers are needed to keep the fun and games safe.

"We bring 15 to 20 dogs out at a time twice a day," said Mike Daniel, the dog supervisor for the humane society. "We need two to three people with them."

The play yard provides an area in which the shelter's dogs can exercise, run, play and just be dogs. The activity outside the cages relaxes the dogs and helps shy dogs become more outgoing.

Volunteers interested in helping in the play yard will bring the dogs out of the cages, fill the pools every dog loves, throw balls and toys, and clean up after the dogs go back to their cages. People participating need to be in good condition and comfortable with handling 60-pound dogs.

For more information, call Daniel at (928) 474-5590, or visit the shelter at 812 S. McLane Road.

Supplies

Donations of food, cat litter, rugs, towels, blankets, pillows, animal toys and treats, puppy and kitten food, paper towels, and used dog collars and leashes are appreciated.

Matching Gift Program

Ask if your employer has a matching donation plan for the time/money you give to the shelter.

Shopping for your pet

Visit www.paysonhumanesociety.com and click the link to buy a dog bed or great dog training videos for your pet and the shelter gets a percentage of your purchase.

When "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer" by Adam Katz is purchased from the site, 75 percent of every purchase goes to the Payson Humane Society.

Designating

The Payson Humane Society may be designated as a beneficiary on your insurance policy or in your will. All donations are tax deductible.

Adoption events

Be available to help staff an adoption event. The more people present, the more animals we can bring to be adopted.

Socialization

Come in and help socialize our animals by walking and petting dogs, and caring for cats and kittens.

Fostering

Become a foster parent to an animal. In the spring and early summer, we often need foster homes for kittens and puppies.

Spay and neuter

Help us reduce our dog and cat population by donating $30 or more toward spaying or neutering an animal. And please make sure your own pets are spayed or neutered.

Volunteer

Help out at the shelter by being a volunteer housekeeper, can collector, dog walker or kitty petter.

Help at occasional fund-raisers and activities such as the Easter event, annual rummage sale, chili supper and Safeway Craft Fair.

Building fund

Help us with the building of our new shelter. You can help by making a donation to our building fund, or by volunteering your services if you are a contractor.

Friends of the humane society

Join the Friends of the Payson Humane Society, our fund-raising group, which meets once a month.

The next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Tiny's Restaurant.

Come join this group of animal lovers as we work on plans for our annual chili supper and other upcoming events.

We are looking for new people to work with us to build our new shelter and to make this the best year yet for Rim Country's homeless animals.

For more information, call (928) 468-8458.

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