Pet Corner

Subscribe

Adoption special continues

The pets featured below are just some of the many wonderful animals currently available for adoption from the Humane Society of Central Arizona.

Friends of Ferals has kittens up for adoption

Rim Country Friends of Ferals currently has kittens available for adoption.

Vouchers available to help with cat spay or neuter

The Humane Society of Central Arizona and its affiliates are firm believers in spaying and neutering because it saves lives. Spaying and neutering is very important and there are a few programs locally that can assist you, as well as other programs throughout the state.

Tease photo

Flea and tick season is here; protect your pets

Ticks and fleas are more than just a nuisance. Not only do they cause distress in dogs and cats, they also cause disease. On-again, off-again preventive programs are not the way to protect your pets’ health. Since the weather is warming up, it’s only a matter of time before we start to see dogs and cats with fleas and ticks.

Tease photo

Volunteer vets at mobile clinics treat sick, abandoned animals

Reducing birthrates is main priority

“We took care of 71 dogs and cats on Friday; another 70 or so today, and will probably spay and neuter another 40 to 50 on Sunday.” I hear these words from Shelby Davis, co-founder of Soul Dog Rescue, while my family had dinner with her at a restaurant in Chinle, Ariz. She coordinates the work of Soul Dog volunteer veterinarians and their assistants who provide health care for thousands of owned, abandoned and homeless animals. The team sets up temporary clinics to triage the sometimes life-threatening problems of animals in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

Sensitive dog has tender heart

I am a volunteer who has worked with Day Day for a while. I love this dog and want you to know her spirit as I have come to know her. Day Day has lived at the Humane Society of Central Arizona animal shelter for eight months, having been rescued from abuse. In the safety of this environment and in the hands of loving staff members, she readily bonded with all of them and her loving, sweet nature revealed itself.

Fourth of July safety tips for pets

It’s almost that time! The 4th of July is less than a week away. It’s time to start planning for the celebration, but don’t forget to include safety plans for your pets. • Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed or could go into a coma. Death from respiratory failure is also a possibility in severe cases.

Meet Our Adoptable Pets

The pets featured below are just some of the many wonderful animals currently available for adoption from the Humane Society of Central Arizona. All have been spayed/neutered and are current on their vaccinations.

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. With that being said, maybe it’s time for you to consider adding a new cat to your household. Adopting a new cat can come with a lot of changes for both you and your new cat. We’ve put together a checklist to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

Adorable Adoptables

The pets featured below are just some of the many wonderful animals currently available for adoption from the Humane Society of Central Arizona.

What's your emergency plan?

Most of us are aware of the devastating wildfires in the surrounding area recently, but what many people don’t often think about is what they would do in a natural disaster such as a wildfire or flood. Being that our state is frequently victimized by wildfires, we need to ensure that we have personal disaster plans in place. Being that a large percentage of people in Payson and the surrounding communities own companion animals, the Humane Society of Central Arizona would like to surface the topic of preparedness prior to an emergency occurring. A simple plan such as having an emergency bag packed with your pet’s necessities could be a savior during an emergency. When a disaster strikes, you really want to be prepared and run out the door, right?

For those who Fancy Felines

I think it’s safe to say that kitten season is officially here. Not only are kittens super adorable and cuddly, they are also very entertaining and fun. They are at the perfect age to integrate into your family if you have other pets and/or children. Currently we only have two kittens available for adoption, but that number is sure to increase within the next few weeks. The great thing about adopting a kitten, rather than getting one for free, is that your adopted kitten will be spayed/neutered, current on its shots, is FELV/FIV negative and micro-chipped. The thought of getting a free kitten can be alluring, but you won’t be able to get your free kitten fixed, chipped, wormed and vaccinated for under $200. Our adoption fee for kittens is $100 — now that’s a smokin’ deal. We hope that when you decide it’s time to add a furry little bundle of joy to your household, you’ll think adoption first.

Protect your pets from heatstroke

Well, we finally made it. We are now open and running in our new building! Many have waited several years to see this day come, and it’s here now. If you haven’t stopped by to see the new digs, please do so. Remember we are open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on McLane Road just south of Main Street. Staff and volunteers are very excited to be in the new building and things are going really well. HSCAZ wants to say a huge “thank you” to all the donors, supporters, volunteers and staff who helped make the new building and the move possible. Without you, this wouldn’t be possible. Rising temperatures As the weather gets war

Tease photo

In the dog and cat house

Humane society moves happy cats and dogs into bigger, safer shelter

The song goes, “How much is that doggy in the window?” But at the new Humane Society of Central Arizona’s 7,000-square-foot animal shelter, the kittens are also the ones with the waggley tails. Last week, the humane society capped years of dedicated effort by moving dogs and cats into the new shelter. The adoption center off South McLane Road features three, glass-fronted rooms right off the main foyer with kittens and cats proudly on display.  The cats are still getting used to their new digs — they only moved in last Friday — but already appear to enjoy the wall of shelves that staff installed so they could traverse vertically around the rooms. Shelter manager Sarah Hock said the cat community rooms are great because they are on their own ventilation system to cut down on odors and the spread of disease. Each room can house as many as 10 cats.

Adorable Adoptables

The pets featured below are just some of the many wonderful animals currently available for adoption from the Humane Society of Central Arizona. All adoptable pets have been spayed or neutered and are up to date with their vaccinations.