Payson’S Pets And Their People Get Help From Petsmart


For the second year in a row, the Humane Society of Central Arizona (HSCAZ) has received funding from PetSmart Charities to provide low-cost spaying and neutering to reduce the number of homeless pets.

Last year, HSCAZ received $30,000, this year that amount almost quadrupled to $76,400.

“Last year we altered 500 animals,” said Sarah Hock, executive director of the shelter. “This grant is for two years. Each year we will get an installment of $38,000 to do 400 surgeries for a total of 800 animals in two years.”

The HSCAZ program offers services with a co-pay, providing vouchers to take to participating local veterinarians. For a list of vets, visit and click on Pet Care Information. To sign up call HSCAZ at (928) 474-5590.

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization located at 605 W. Wilson Court, off of South McLane, in Payson.

PetSmart Charities is a non-profit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through the adoption program in all PetSmart stores and sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization separate from PetSmart, Inc.


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