October 19, 2012
The board, staff and volunteers of the Humane Society of Central Arizona invite Rim Country residents to help them celebrate the grand opening of the new Barbara Brenke Rescue & Adoption Center — the new animal shelter — today, Friday, Oct. 19 and tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 20. A ribbon cutting for the new facility is planned for 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, with plenty of other events, including tours, demonstrations, a low-cost spay and neutering clinic, and a $15 special for adoptions — any animal available for adoption can go home with you, all have their shots, are spayed or neutered and have microchips.
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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.”
Humane Society plans grand opening for new facility
Happiness for the animals at the Humane Society of Central Arizona is being adopted and having someone to love.