Pet Corner


Shelter has many pets in need of homes

We are excited to announce that on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 the Humane Society of Central Arizona will hold special events and a ribbon-cutting for the community at large to celebrate the completion of the new shelter facilities!

Help save a life — adopt or rescue a pet today

It seems like lately we just can’t keep up with all the animals that are coming through the doors.

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An adoption success story to warm your heart

I first started working at the humane society in 2007, when we were still the Payson Humane Society. Several animals have stuck out in my mind over the years for many reasons.

Avoiding impound fees

Recently I spoke about the importance of identification tags and microchips for your pets.

Is a puppy, adult or senior dog best?

When adopting a dog, one choice you’ll need to make is whether to adopt a puppy, an adolescent, or an adult.

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. Through the month of August, all cats and kittens are just $25; all dogs and puppies are only $45.

We have the pet companion for you

We all have options. Whether they are exactly what we want or not, we have them. The Humane Society of Central Arizona has wonderful options for you when it comes to adopting a new companion.

Donations needed for shelter pets

The 2012 Rescue Roundup is scheduled for Saturday, July 28. We’ll be at Wheeler Park in Flagstaff again and look forward to seeing you there! Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Rescue Roundup! What is the Rescue Roundup?

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.

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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.

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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.