Humane Society Of Central Arizona: 'Because They Matter'


At the Humane Society of Central Arizona, we strive to offer respect, grace, compassion and love for the animals who share our journey. We are located in Payson at 605 W. Wilson Court, just south of Main Street off South McLane Road. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and holidays. Phone (928) 474-5590.

Our mission:

• To provide shelter and compassionate care for animals who are lost, abandoned or homeless; and to ensure that animals who come into our care are nurtured in a loving space while healing from fear, physical or emotional trauma, mistreatment or loss of caregiver.

• To place animals into appropriate and loving homes through adoptions.

• To improve the lives of animals through education and example.

• To promote spay and neuter of companion animals.


Donations to the Humane Society of Central Arizona are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. You may designate the area to which you would like your monies applied: spay/neuter, Second Chance Fund, feral cats, wherever needed or anonymous gift. Send donations to HSCAZ, P.O. Box 242, Payson, AZ 85547.

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is dependent on dedicated volunteers to help fulfill our mission. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for HSCAZ, please download and complete the Volunteer Application found on our website or come by the shelter during business hours for an application.


All funds raised at the Humane Society Thrift Shop & Vintage Boutique are used to care for the animals in our shelter. The Thrift Shop is located at 510 W. Main St. (at the west end of the Payson Woman’s Club building). Hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (928) 468-6419.






Vixen: Vixen is an outgoing girl with a colorful personality. She loves to play with kitty toys. She also likes to play with people, but can be a little rough, so a home with older children would be best. Vixen prefers to be the only pet, but may be able to go home with a friendly cat that likes to play also. Play therapy will play a key role with her socializing with other cats. 

Heath: I love attention, and am barking to let you know how much I want to come say “Hi!” I am obedient and well mannered. Ask me to “sit” for a treat, and when I gaze up at you expectantly, you can check out my beautiful blue eye! I am an active guy and am happy to go on long walks. I have lived with cats. I like dogs, but need a patient dog to teach me to play. I have a rough and tumble style that requires tolerant dog friends!


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