A little known fact: The Arizona Humane Society does not receive any federal or state funding. All the vital rescue and shelter efforts they provide for our four-legged friends are solely funded by the community, so it is critical for those of us that can to support however we can.
One way to support AHS this month is to participate in their Adopt A Feline Month. People interested in adding a new pet to their home are encouraged to adopt from a local shelter, and save a life. The Arizona Humane Society has two main adoption facilities, and two additional locations at retail sites.
Adoption location addresses, include:
- Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion
1521 West Dobbins Road
Phoenix, AZ 85041
- Sunnyslope Campus
9226 North 13th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
- Petique at Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 East Camelback Road, Suite 167
Phoenix, AZ 85016
- Petopia at Desert Sky Mall
7611 West Thomas Road, Suite F008
Phoenix, AZ 85033
“We see a variety of cases – but cats and kittens account for a very large portion of intake during these months,” stated Ashliegh Goebel, AHS Media Specialist.
“To help alleviate the overcrowding of pets in our shelters, we’ve created a special campaign called: Leave No Feline Behind. Cat and kitten adoption fees are waived through
the end September in exchange for a monetary donation of any amount.”
People who are not able to adopt, but who would like to still help in some way may visit azhumane.org for a wish list of items the shelter is currently seeking.
Donations may be made online at azhumane.org and by simply clicking the “donate” tab. AHS has proudly stated that 86 cents of every dollar goes directly to care for over 46,000 homeless animals that enter their doors each year.
Owners that have lost their four-legged family member are advised to contact the AHS’s alternative placement department where shelter employees are charged with returning lost pets with their owners. Pet owners are also encouraged to post missing posters in their neighborhoods and also at all of their facilities.
About Arizona Humane Society
Founded in 1957, the Arizona Humane Society is the state’s largest, nonprofit animal-welfare and protection agency. The mission of AHS is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. Follow AHS on twitter, become a fan on facebook, sign-up for the AHS eTails email newsletter, watch adoptable pet videos on YouTube by visiting azhumane.org.
To learn more about the AZH Leave No Feline Behind: One By One Until There are None adoption campaign, visit azhumane.org/feline/.