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Pets provide many developmental benefits to kids

Having a pet is usually a rite of childhood.

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Sometimes a happy ending just takes a little time

Fawn was huddled in her kennel, wrapped in blankets and a little sweater.

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First impressions can be deceiving in shelter environment

“Adoptable dogs are through the door on the left.” Every time we say those words, it is only a matter of moments before a cacophony erupts — dogs barking, howling and jumping in their kennels.

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Please consider a Lonely Hearts member

Adoption fee just $25 for shelter pets who are often overlooked

Sometimes, here at the Humane Society of Central Arizona, we have dogs or cats who get overlooked. They remain at the shelter for months, always being passed over.

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The importance of playtime for your pet and you

Playing and having fun helps us to eliminate stress — and the same holds true for the pets in your life.

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These and other pets need a home

These any many other homeless pets are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Central Arizona animal shelter, 605 W. Wilson Court (just south of Main Street), open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Trap-Neuter-Return helps reduce outdoor cat population

Have you noticed more cats in your area lately? Cats typically mate in the winter, which leads to “kitten season” in the spring — a sudden increase in cat populations.

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Become a volunteer and make a difference today

Are you an animal lover? Do you want to make a difference in animals’ lives but don’t know where to start?

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Happy NewYear! Humane Society reflects on past year’s successes

As 2012 has come to an end, we are thankful for the year we had and look forward to what 2013 will bring.

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Ours is not a ‘no-kill’ shelter

Early last week, a woman stood in the lobby, asking us to take her cat. She was moving, in financial distress, and couldn’t care for her cat anymore. It was a story we hear almost every day. The faces and circumstances change, but the end results are usually the same: more homeless pets waiting in kennels. She was visibly shaken as she filled out the paperwork. She seemed torn by her decision. But then she smiled, pulled herself together and stood a little taller. “At least I know he will be safe here, and you guys will find him a good home. I couldn’t bear to leave him if you weren’t a no-kill shelter.”

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Explore many health benefits of owning a pet

The holidays are upon us. This is the time of year when families get together to love, laugh and create new memories. Family dinners, gift exchanges and many other traditions take place.

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Please help us help them

These any many other homeless pets are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Central Arizona.

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Animal shelter occupancy is high, need is great

As members of the HSCAZ board of directors and staff, we are often asked how we can be actively involved in an organization that confronts the sad reality of animals who have been abandoned, mistreated, lost their human through no fault of their own.

Tis the season — The 12 Ways of Giving to animals

The holiday season is upon us and we’ve put together a list of the 12 ways you can give to the animals at the HSCAZ shelter.

Keep pets safe from hazards of Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is an eventful holiday for many people.