Vote For Us In The Shelter Challenge


Follow these simple steps to help us win grant money in The Animal Rescue Site’s $100,000 Shelter Challenge. To help the animals who reside at Payson’s shelter, please:

1) Go to www.TheAnimal

2) Click for Food where indicated.

3) Sign up for daily email reminders on the left-hand side of the page by clicking on Register and Get a Gift.

4) Click on the Shelter Challenge tab on the right-hand side of the page.

5) At the voting box, type in Humane Society of Central Arizona or click on the drop down menu, click on it until you see Arizona, type in Payson under town and find Humane Society of Central Arizona.

6) Confirm your vote by naming the animal that pops up.

Please vote every day through Aug. 22 from your home email, your office email, and Facebook page if you have one. You can vote from all three! And send a request to your email contacts and Facebook friends to vote for HSCAZ.

A towel’s tale

My name is Towel. Orange and brown towel. I’m a volunteer at the Humane Society of Central Arizona in Payson.

I used to spend my days in a cupboard; I was lucky to get out once a week. Same ol’ thing, week in, week out, for years.

Then, one day she gathered us up and put us in the car! We were scared to death! We thought it was the rag bag for sure. But we ended up here, at the Humane Society of Central Arizona. And let me tell ya’, there’s been no boring days since then.

You never know what your jobs are going to be around here. One day you’re cleaning all the cat houses, and the next you’re going home with a litter of foster kittens. Or puppies, and let me tell ya, being a towel with a litter of puppies is no easy job!

I’ve done it all around here. And I have to say, it’s the most rewarding job a towel could have.

I know some day I’ll end up in the rag bag. But at least when I get there, I can say I’ve done something important.

If a towel can do it, so can you! To find out how you can become a volunteer, visit the shelter at 812 S. McLane Road, call (928) 474-5590 or go online to To make a donation, mail your check to HSCAZ, P.O. Box 242, Payson, AZ 85547.




Duke is a 10-year-old neutered Boston Terrier. He has brindle spots on his white fur, and cute ears to go along. His owners recently gave him to some friends because work was requiring them to travel a lot. Duke gets along great with their other dog, but does not like their cats and, because the cats are front declawed, they are not able to defend themselves against him. This is however, Duke’s only issue. He is housebroken and leash trained and LOVES to go for car rides. He is most comfortable in your lap or snuggling with you in bed. He is very well mannered, knows basic commands and is hopeful that the perfect home will come along where he can fit right in.




Buddy is a 10-year-old neutered, male Siamese. He is front declawed and is current on his shots. He was sadly turned over by his owners after they realized they were severely allergic to him. Buddy will do best as an only animal in an easygoing house where he can lounge in your lap and happily spend lots of time with you.




Tyson is a 10-year-old Springer Spaniel. He was turned over by his owners due to their health. He is a wonderful dog who is house and leash trained and also has wonderful manners. He gets along great with other dogs and older children and has a friendly disposition. He is an easygoing guy who is already neutered, current on his shots and hoping to find a loving home where he can live happily for the rest of his life. He is not an active dog, so he will need a calm environment.




Manly is a 2-year-old Min Pin. Animal Control found him eating weeds in someone’s yard, so he caught him and brought him here to us. He was a little shy and nervous at first, but once he realized we were here to take care of him and show him love, he relaxed. This little lap dog is neutered and current on his shots. He is easygoing and will make a great addition to a mature family, preferably without small children. We aren’t sure how he does with other dogs, so please bring yours to meet him prior to adoption.




Hailey is a 3-month-old Border Collie/Shepherd mix. She and her two siblings and their mom were dumped in Oxbow Estates and brought here to the shelter once someone noticed them hanging around. Hailey has been spayed and is current on her shots. She is an outgoing gal who is very affectionate and intelligent. She is eager to please and will train easily. All she needs now is a loving home to be a part of.




Snickers is a 1-year-old Bull Terrier mix. She was originally brought in as a stray when she was 4 months old. We spayed her and got her current on her shots and it wasn’t long before she was adopted. However, the people who adopted her had to move and didn’t want to bring her back, so they gave her away to another family. That family ended up tying her to the fence outside of the shelter and drove away. We do know that she is good with kids and other dogs. She is a sweet girl who is outgoing and full of love to share with a great family that will gladly keep her forever.


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