Hi I'm Zoey!
Doesn't my home look fun? I live in MEOWTROPOLIS with a couple other cool cats! We all love to play and snuggle.
When you're looking to adopt a kitty don't forget about us and don't be shy to ask to meet us! I've been available for adoption for two months now and am ready to find my forever home!
Stop by HSSA Main Campus at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. to meet me!
Hi I'm Charlie!
I'm a 1.5 year old box mix who looooves to play! I love treats and toy and snuggles. I'm a little bouncy boy and very silly but when it comes to treats I'm all business! I know how to sit, lay and shake on command! Everyone calls me a good boy!
If you want to meet me stop by the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. I'll be here waiting!
Meet Tiger! This sweet boy loves snuggles and chin scratches and it currently looking for his purrr-fect forever home!
Tiger would really thrive in a home where he has plenty of space to lounge around and have a little bit of alone time. But he also needs lots of love!
If you can open your heart and home to this big kitty please stop by the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd, to meet him!
Hi I'm Creed! I'm a really good boy who loves to play and get a lot of attention from the human kind! I always have so much fun when people come visit me but I’m looking for a forever home. Pink is my favorite color as you can see in the picture my favorite volunteer took of me! I'm at the PAWSH Adoption Site at Park Place Mall so stop by and check out and all my buddies plus cool merchandise we have in the store!
P.S. Check out our Facebook page for updates on other furry friends!
See you around!
Over National Adoption Weekend on Sept. 11-13, Pima Animal Care Center will be offering $20 pet adoptions at three PetSmart locations to celebrate the launch of a robust off-site adoption program funded by a $106,315 grant from PetSmart Charities.
The grant is allowing PACC to expand its presence in the Tucson area’s PetSmart stores.
In addition to essential supplies like crates, leashes and carriers, the grant is funding the entire annual cost of one full-time off-site adoptions coordinator.
Once the program is fully up and running, this staffer will be tasked with achieving 2,500 more PACC pet adoptions from the area’s PetSmart stores over the next year.
“It’s a big goal, but with our community’s help — and PetSmart Charities’ very generous support — we can meet it,” PACC’s Chief of Operations Kristin Barney said. “By taking our pets to PetSmart customers, this program is going to help PACC save so many lives.”
In conjunction with PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend on Sept. 11 - 13, PACC will be offering $20 adoptions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following PetSmart stores:
• PetSmart at Oracle and Wetmore (cats, dogs, puppies and kittens)
• PetSmart at Grant and Swan (cats, dogs, puppies and kittens)
• PetSmart at El Con Mall (cats and kittens)
The $20 fee is all-inclusive.
It covers each pet’s spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, a free vet visit and the annual licensing fee for adult dogs.
Learn more at www.pima.gov/animalcare.
Ruby—2-years-old —Pit Bull Mix—F—#724594
Ruby is the definition of a love-bug! This goofy gal is bounding with energy and enthusiasm; she has a joy for life that is simply contagious. Ruby came to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona as an owner release and is in need of a family to shower with hugs and kisses. This beautiful girl is looking for a home that can offer her lots of daily exercise, an indoor lifestyle, obedience training as she is extremely smart, and endless snuggles. Ruby is a jewel and she will likely be a light to any family she joins. Please come by HSSA today to meet her!
Have you seen a black and white kitty running around? We're looking for a lost kitten. She answers to the names of Whiskers or Scooters. She is black with white on her paws (she looks like she is wearing socks), white whiskers and some white fur on her belly. She has on a little pink collar with a bell on it. She went missing Wednesday Aug. 19. If found please call (520) 419-9811.
PetSmart’s Pet360.com hosted its first "Pet Parents’ Choice Awards." Based on user votes, Tucson took the top spot in the “Top City for Pets” category.
Here's what Pet360.com had to say:
Sporting 30 pet-friendly restaurants, six off-leash parks and 90 pet-friendly hotels, the Arizona city outpaced the other nominees – Austin, Charleston, Portland and Seattle. The win features a $5,000 dollar donation to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, as well as 50,000 meals gifted by Natures Balance help feed the local shelter’s dogs and cats, all of whom are looking for a loving home. As second runner-up, Austin and its Austin Pets Alive shelter will also receive similar donation of 50,000 meals.
“With this win, Tucson residents have not only demonstrated their enthusiasm for their city, but for the love of their pets,” said Wendy Toth, Editor-in-Chief, Pet360.com.
Other category winners from the competition include:
“Celebrity Pet Advocate of the Year”
“Best Commercial Starring Pets”
· “Amateur Pet Photographer of the Year”
Professional Pet Photographer of the Year
Top New Technology for Pets
Best Viral Pet Video
Pet Hero of the Year
Most Heartwarming Adoption
Most Inspiring Rescue
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This entrancing trio will steal your heart! Momma, Big Boy, and Gri Gri have been looking for their forever home since March of 2014! This bonded trio is very well mannered and has lots of love to give. They will snuggle their way into your family! Momma, Big Boy, and Gri Gri all have to go home together, and they will enrich the lives of their new family three times as much! Stop by the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd., to meet them.
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Indoor play areas, natural light and a welcome area are just some of the ideas that were tossed out during a public forum on the design of the new Pima Animal Care Center, Thursday, July 23.
More than 30 community members took up the county’s invitation to meet with representatives of Line and Space, the local architectural firm that has been chosen to design the new facility.
Heather Lewis from Animal Arts Design also attended the Abrams Health Care Center. Animal Arts Design is an architectural firm that has designed roughly 400 animal shelters. Line and Space has partnered with Animal Arts Design and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program on the project.
Both Animal Arts Design and UC Davis believe properly designed animal shelters improve the health and emotional well-being of pets.
Poorly designed animal shelters are to pets what airplanes are to people, Lewis said. Airplanes are noisy, constricting and uncomfortable because people are often sitting next to strangers.
Stress leads to illness and abnormal behaviors, which lessen a pet’s chances of adoption, which leads to over-crowded facilities, Lewis said.
The Erie County SPCA shelter in New York saw a 30 percent increase in its adoption rate after it was re-designed because the pets were healthier and people were able to interact with them in a spacious setting, Lewis said.
Audience members, most of whom are PACC volunteers, were not short on ideas to improve the pets’ quality of life, the overall experience of the humans who visit the shelter and staff/volunteer efficiency.
Among the suggestions:
• Separate entrances for sick animals, potential adopters and people dealing with licensing issues.
• A training program for new pet owners that could reduce returns.
• More separation between cats and dogs to reduce noise and stress levels.
• Indoor/outdoor animal runs.
Long-time PACC volunteers Cathy Neuman and Cindy Trigo said they appreciated the opportunity to be heard.
“I work primarily in adoptions and I’d like a nice, isolated quiet area so that I can work with potential adopters and the animals,” Neuman said. “I want to make sure they’re a good fit and there’s going to be a positive outcome for the animal.”
“I’m hoping for a more efficient facility,” Trigo said. “Right now we spend so much time running around trying to find answers, like where specific dogs are.”
Line and Design said it expects to have a concept design completed by October.
County residents can get free spay/neuter surgeries for outdoor cats on Aug. 8.
Over the weekend of Aug. 8 through 9, Pima Animal Care Center and its partners at Best Friends Animal Society will be conducting a mass spay/neuter clinic to alter 200 free-roaming community cats. On Saturday, Aug. 8, Pima County residents who are caring for unaltered cats who live at least part-time outdoors can bring them to 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. for a free spay/neuter surgery.
The clinic is part of PACC’s trap-neuter-return Community Cat Project with Best Friends Animal Society and the project’s funder, PetSmart Charities. The project seeks to alter 15,000 free-roaming cats over three years. Since this aggressive spay/neuter initiative started in October 2014, the shelter's save rate for cats has consistently exceeded 90 percent, which is the nationally recognized level of "no-kill."
Over the weekend, staff and volunteers from Best Friends Animal Society will be out actively trapping cats in Tucson, but event organizers also wanted to offer the public a chance to participate on Saturday.
"The Community Cat Project has been completely game-changing for PACC cats," PACC Chief of Operations, Kristin Barney, said. "And on Aug. 8, the community can be part of the spay/neuter solution by bringing their outdoor cats to PACC to be fixed."
To qualify for the free surgery, cats should be at least 2 months old and weigh 2 pounds. Please refrain from feeding any cats who are 4 months old and up after midnight the night before surgery, but kittens who are less than 4 months old can have a small breakfast! Water is OK. Bring friendly cats in a carrier and fractious cats in a humane trap. No loose cats or cats in pillow cases.
Bring cats to the Spay/Neuter Clinic at PACC between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Aug. 8 in a carrier and fractious cats in a humane trap. There is no limit to the number of cats an individual can bring, but only the first 100 cats can be served on Saturday. Cats will not only be spayed or neutered, they will be vaccinated. Pickups times will range from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact the Community Cat Project at email@example.com or 820-4492 with questions
Hi everybody! My name is Leo and I'm on the hunt for a new family. I am the perfect dog, if I do say so myself. I'm great on a leash, a perfect lounger and I'm already house trained. What more could you want?
I'm not too picky when it comes to my new home. I'd really love a family that could take me on a good walk or two a day. After all, I have a physique to maintain! I do a perfect job of manning the grill, but hold a zero tolerance policy of talking during the football game. I enjoy actions movies and rom-coms, but don't tell the ladies.
All joking aside, I'd really love a new home. I've been waiting for some time now and the staff all tell me that my family is waiting just around the corner. If you think we're soul mates, please come and meet me. Don't forget, I'm part of the long-timer special at Humane Society of Souther Arizona Main Campus. My adoption fee will be 50 percent off through July 19!
Leo—5-years-old—Pit Bull Mix—M—#798406
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Last fall, Pima County voters approved a $22 million bond to build a new animal care center.
On Thursday, July 23, they will have the opportunity to share their dreams for the facility at the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, Suite 100, between 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Pima County animal lovers will be able to write down their ideas, prioritize their wish list and question representatives from Line & Space, the local architectural firm designing the new facility.
As the only shelter in our community that never turns away a pet in need, we are committed to making this project a success for the pets and people we serve, said Kristin Barney, chief of operations.
“We hope you will join us on this journey, and we thank you for your support,” Barney said.
As the community’s only open-admission shelter, PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, cares for about 24,000 pets each year and is the only shelter in the county takes in every pet who is brought to its doors.
PACC is also our community’s largest adoption agency, and has the largest selection of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. For information about PACC, visit www.pima.gov/animalcare.
Kayla is too sweet for her own good! Easily stealing the hearts of many since being at Humane Society of Southern Arizona for four months, Kayla is one darling pup! Kayla is gentle, playful, easy to walk, and has a beautiful temperament. Although this adorable girl can be quite shy in some situations, she is likely to warm up quickly to those that give her a good back-scratch. Kayla is looking for an indoor lifestyle with a family that has a calm home environment, no cats, and lots of love to give. Kayla will need patience and plenty of adjustment time as well. If given the chance, this sweetheart will easily become the furry love of your life! Please come by HSSA, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd., today to meet precious Kayla.
Kayla—3.5-years-old —Pit Bull Mix—F—#803050
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona today received a $400,000 gift from the estate of a woman with a generous heart and a love of animals.
Representatives from the Cheryl Owens Charitable Remainder Trust presented the HSSA with the donation, explaining that Ms. Owens was devoted to her own pets, and the welfare of others. A native of Long Island, NY, Ms. Owens moved to Tucson in the early 1980s. Ms. Owens passed away over the summer. She was 66.
Kathleen Brooks, a cousin, said Ms. Owens’ best friend was her poodle, Beau. She said Ms. Owens’ family always had rescue dogs when she was younger.
“Her passion was animals,” Brooks says. “No pet was a stranger to her.”
Brooks said Ms. Owens wanted to donate to the HSSA because she dearly loved animals and believed in responsible pet care. She believes all pets should be vaccinated, spayed and neutered, and was always upset when homeless animals suffered for lack of space or lack of medical care.
“The Humane Society of Southern Arizona truly appreciates this generous gift from Ms. Owens, and will live up to her legacy as we work to ensure that all pets in our community are cared for and loved,” says HSSA CEO Maureen O’Nell.
Bequests such as this from the Cheryl Owens Charitable Remainder Trust are a wonderful way to continue supporting a cause you believe in. The HSSA has a wide variety of options for legacy gifts, including stock transfers, charitable gift annuities and life insurance gifts. Please contact the HSSA for more information or visit hssaz.org/planned.
Everyone is welcome, but only those 16 years or older will be able to personally walk the dogs. Dog-walkers please RSVP to Andrew.Stocker@pima.gov by Monday, December 22.
Adorable, adoptable dogs and cats will be waiting for you with no adoption fee!
*Standard $15 licensing fee applies to all adult dogs
Where: 4000 North Silverbel Road
When: 8:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 25th at our Silverbell Road Shelter
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona invites you to the Subaru Sharing the love adoptions and free vaccinations event.
From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at Tucson Subaru, 4901 N. Oracle (River and Oracle), the HSSA will have dogs available for adoption. Thanks to the kindness of Subaru, the first 10 adoptions are free (excluding $16 license fee)! All pets adopted after the first 10 will have a $50 adoption fee plus $16 licensing.
The first 150 owned dogs, will receive free DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvo and Parainfluenza) and rabies vaccinations. Microchips will also be available for $15.
Who: The Humane Society of Southern Arizona
What: Sharing the Love adoption and vaccination event!
Where: Tucson Subaru, 4901 N. Oracle Road
When: From10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13
County residents are invited to spread Thanksgiving love with Pima Animal Care Center dogs through PACC’s annual holiday dog-walking event. The event runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 at 4000 N. Silverbell Road.
Everyone is welcome, but only those 16 years or older will be able to walk the dogs. PACC estimates that 200 dogs at the Center will need to be walked during that time. Please RSVP to Andrew Stocker at Andrew.Stocker@pima.gov by Monday, Nov. 24.
The Thanksgiving event will be followed by a Black Friday free adoption celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28. Both dogs and cats will be available for adoption during that time and the normal November adoption fee of $30 will be waived. Adoption of dogs older than three months will require a $15 license fee.
For more information, contact Andrew Stocker at Andrew.Stocker@pima.gov.
With the recent rabies outbreaks in Santa Cruz County, the 2014 Tucson Pet Expo would like to extend it's sympathy to the family's that lost their pets to this terrible disease. Amazing Pet Expos, the producers of the event, would also like to welcome all families who are worried about Rabies to attend the expo with their pets. Animal Birth Control of Tucson will be offering the rabies vaccine for $10 on site.
"You don't need to be worried about your pet at our expos," says Patti Welch, Vice President of Amazing Pet Expos, "For those not getting vaccinations, we make sure everyone signs a form and shows proof of recent rabies vaccinations. This isn't just the Ultimate Pet Party, this is one of the safest places you can take your furry, scaled, or feathered best friend!"
WHO: Amazing Expos
WHAT: Tucson Pet Expo
WHEN: Saturday, November 22, 2014
10 AM – 6 PM
WHERE: Tucson Expo Center
NOTES: Attendees are encouraged to fill out an online pet waiver before getting to the event in order to make their entrance faster: http://www.amazingpetexpos.com/releaseagreement.pdf
Amazing Pet Expos
800-977-3609 ext. 100
800-977-3609 ext 113
For Additional Information regarding the Tucson Pet Expo: www.tucsonpetexpo.com
For Additional Information regarding Amazing Expos: www.amazingexpos.com