Repairs Needed Now At Animal Shelter



The facility that houses the Payson Humane Society animal shelter, at 812 S. McLane Road, is in dire need of repair. The recent freezing weather caused an overhead pipe to burst, showering some of the animals with ice-cold water for hours until help arrived.

While the dream of a new, state-of-the-art facility is very much alive, it may be years before it becomes a reality. To find out what you can do right now to help improve conditions at the current shelter, see the article on the front page of today's Roundup.

These special animals and many others are presently available for adoption:


Ace is a bright-eyed, 1-year-old neutered male Lab/border collie mix. His liver and white coat is short, clean and easy to care for. He has an unusual color of pale green eyes.

Ace is a medium-sized dog and a sweet boy to walk on leash.

He gets along beautifully with other dogs, cats and children.

He is housebroken and used to being allowed to sleep on the couch or bed.

This pup is a keeper for sure!


Hunter is a 1-1/2-year-old, neutered male chow mix. He is very striking with his black chocolate coat and intent eyes.

He is an extremely friendly dog who loves to go for car rides. He walks proudly on leash and minds well.

Hunter is a very smart dog and understands the commands "sit," "lie down" and "roll over."

He is good with other dogs in our play yard and doesn't have anything against cats.

Hunter does like to roam, and has become very well acquainted with the Payson dogcatcher. He likes to visit the hospital, the college and the library; therefore we feel he has great potential as a therapy dog.

Prospective owners need to be aware of his streak of wanderlust. He will do well with a family that is home a lot and can take him with them wherever they go, because he loves being with people.


Hot Shot is a cute, 5-month-old, neutered male kitten. His pewter gray and crisp white coat is short and clean.

He gets along great with all the cats in his kennel, especially the girls. They love snuggling up to this lover boy.

Hot Shot is a kitty cookie monster and goes bonkers for special treats.

He is such a happy, friendly guy!


Leila is a gorgeous, 6-month-old, spayed female tortoiseshell kitten. Her coat is dark as rich chocolate and her face has a flashy orange streak down her forehead and nose.

This tortie princess is quite a character -- very playful and amusing.

She does not like covered litter boxes, so use a regular one.


Lover Girl is a pretty, 1-1/2-year-old, spayed female gray tabby cat. She has some white trim on her chest and legs.

She was found in Pine and brought to our shelter for safe-keeping.

She gets lots of comfort from her kennelmate, Hot Shot, and he keeps her feeling warm and safe.

She will be so happy to find a new home where she can flourish from the love and attention she will receive.

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