Puppy Season Past, But No Letup

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Where are all the puppies coming from?

That's a question we are asking ourselves every day here at Payson Humane Society. The season for babies is usually in the spring. But this fall, we are getting puppies almost every day.

Don't get us wrong. We are glad to see them come here instead of being given away for free in front of a store. At least that way we know that when they do hit the street, they have the advantage of being spayed or neutered as well as inoculated and having a micro chip for identification in case they ever get lost.

We also ask everyone interested in adopting to fill out an application so we can have a better idea if they will be a good pet parent. We are not afraid to say "no" when we don't have a good feeling about someone. As bad as we want all of our animals to go to a home, we want it to be a loving, forever home.

What we struggle with the most is why can't people just have their animals spayed and neutered?

PHS has put a lot of work into providing the community with several different options for low-cost surgeries. And yet there are still so many unwanted litters.

It's time to do something about this as a community. We don't know all the answers, but one thing we do know is it's time to do something. We need to raise awareness. We need to stop using euthanization as a way to control the population. We need to make it possible for EVERYBODY to be able to afford to be a responsible pet parent and have their animals fixed and inoculated.

In the meantime, if you'd like the opportunity to help with all these babies, there are several ways to do it. You can volunteer your time to help socialize and train them. You could be a foster parent to a puppy who isn't old enough to be adopted yet. You can help financially by donating to the new building fund or operating fund so we can better provide for all the animals. Or you can adopt one of these precious little loves and let it live happily ever after as a member of your family.

For more information, come and see us at 812 S. McLane or give us a call at (928) 474-5590 or look us up on the Internet at www.paysonhumanesociety.com

LIL RED

They say looks aren't everything, but it sure helps! I'm a 3-month-old female German Shepherd mix and ready to come into your life. I like to nip and play like most puppies, but I'm not the least bit aggressive. Just give me a real name, a little training and attention, and I will be your forever friend.

SAY AAH!

This little guy has received a clean bill of health. He is neutered and immunized and ready to start his new life with you. He is male, 11 weeks old and part Shepherd. He loves to run and play and exercise, so here is your walking/running partner. Hurry! This little dude is gonna go quickly!

PUPPY LUV

They call it puppy love, but I know our love will last forever! I'm adventurous, energetic and just as cute and loving as I can be. I'm part Shepherd and 11 weeks old. All I ever want in the world is to be with you. Please hurry if you think you can be committed to me. I know I'm in!

HEARTBREAKER

Come and get your heartaches by the dozen! Hi, I'm a female Heeler/Shepherd mix, only 10 weeks young. The Payson Humane Society is not a bad place to visit, but what I really want is a loving home with my very own human family. Please visit the shelter and see if I'm the warm, fuzzy friend you have been looking for.

SUGAR & SPICE

And everything nice! Most pretty girls are high maintenance, but I'm not one of them! I'm more of a natural beauty. My coat is short and shiny, so not too much brushing needed here. I'm part Heeler/ Shepherd and 10 weeks old. Please come and and take me home. I want to be a part of your world.

LOOKIN FOR LUV

This little gal has a gaze as if to say "I wanna be loved!" She deserves a warm and happy home. She is part Heeler/Shepherd, 10 weeks old and anxiously awaiting your arrival! Hurry over to Payson Humane Society and make this little beauty a part of your family.

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