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Founded in 1957, the Arizona Humane Society has spent over half a century striving to improve the lives of animals while alleviating their suffering and elevating their status in society. We safeguard, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf.
LETTER FROM OUR LEADERSHIP Dear Friends, One of the most gratifying parts of our job is watching the successes we achieve year by year. We are effective only when we are working together with our donors, board members, corporate partners, volunteers and staff in a shared promise of doing what’s best for pets and the people in their lives. As a nonprofit that receives no government funding and relies solely on private donations, we are proud of our accomplishments. As the state’s designated responder for companion animals in distress during national disasters, we are committed to leveraging all of our resources to be able to provide for pets and people of the greater community. Last year, during the Monument and Wallow wildfires, AHS’ emergency response team aided nearly 200 animals and provided almost 5,000 pounds of suppies. AHS also introduced reduced-cost veterinary care for those pet owners who cannot afford private care. As we look toward the future, we are thrilled to partner with the Animal Defense League of Arizona (ADLA) Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program to humanely and effectively stabilize feral cat populations. Thank you for your incredible commitment to the welfare of our animals. There is no limit to what we can accomplish and together, with our stakeholders, we will work to provide even more innovative programs and services.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Rob Kort Linda Parkis Melinda Gulick Patrick Loftus MEMBERS AT LARGE Maureen Beyers Bryant Colman Craig Doyle
COMMITTEE CHAIRS Ann Damiano Michael Napier Kimberlee Reimann Padilla
Mike Lenderink Cindy Martin Mary Frances Ray
Ed Troell Susan Wissink Patty Withycombe
Anthony Salcito Meredith Savage Ann Siner
Andrew Sussman Cindy Watts Daryl Weil
COMPASSIONATE SPIRIT Built on a foundation of compassion and kindness toward animals, our non-profit organization is grateful for the remarkable individuals whose compassionate spirit helps to guide the Arizona Humane Society. Beginning with our youth, to our dedicated and strong volunteer force, to those who make a difference in the lives of homeless animals in so many special ways, our efforts would be nothing without their support.
CARRYING ON A SON’S LEGACY Fifty-five years ago, a passionate group of volunteers founded what is now the state’s largest animal welfare and protection agency: the Arizona Humane Society. To this day, over 1,800 devoted volunteers grace the lives of our shelter animals as they carry on the legacy of our organization — a legacy that extends far beyond our nonprofit’s walls. It was March of 2011 when Margie and Eddie Abril received the call that would change their lives forever. Their only son, Chris, had been killed in a car accident after visiting Colorado State’s vet school. Unsure of how to go on, Margie turned to the place where Chris had spent many hours volunteering his time. It was in Chris’ honor that Margie became an AHS volunteer, vowing to pick up right where Chris left off. Since then, Margie has held nearly every volunteer position at AHS, from assisting with the cats and dogs, to attending events or to hosting bilingual humane education storytime. Most notably, however, may be her status as a “foster failure” in which Eduardo, the cat, became the Abril’s newest family member. To this day, the Abril family continues to receive letters from people whose lives Chris touched. However, the impact of Chris’ life extends far beyond the people he touched. This past November, on what would have been Chris’ 23rd birthday, eight of his friends and family members came to AHS and each one adopted a pet in his name. Through their love and the compassionate spirit of Margie Abril, Chris’ legacy, a legacy that includes a love of animals and a love of people, lives on.
AHS FACT AHS has over 1,800 volunteers who play a key role in helping AHS to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering and elevate their status in society. Last year, AHS volunteers put in over 300,000 hours, which is equivalent to 153 full-time employees. That includes 600 foster volunteers who opened their homes and hearts to help animals as they healed from illness and/or injury.
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AN 1,800 MILE JOURNEY TO AHS Eleven-year-old Sarah Palmer has loved animals all of her life. Seeing the pure joy they bring to Sarah was enough for her mother, Sandra, to encourage her to watch Animal Planet. Little did she know that Sarah would encounter Animal Cops Phoenix, an animal welfare reality show highlighting AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™, who investigate cases of animal cruelty, rescue sick and abused animals and fight for justice on their behalf. Although concerned at first, Sandra felt it provided her daughter with some important life lessons. As Sarah became even more engrossed in the Arizona Humane Society, she discovered AHS’ Camp Compassion and pleaded with her parents to let her attend, despite being 1,800 miles away! Soon enough, Sarah found herself in Phoenix meeting her EAMT™ heroes. Of course she did what any fan would do… and thanked them with a big bag of LifeSavers®. She also came away with some important advice for people of all ages: “Treat your animal like a friend. You need to take responsibility for them.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Sarah!
WHY WE GIVE My wife, Myndi, and I have been long-time supporters of AHS, and I consider it an honor to serve on AHS’ Board of Directors. We passionately believe in the mission AHS serves: to improve the lives of companion animals in our community. I have witnessed many of the heartbreaks, and many more of the miracles, that occur at AHS, and I admire the staff and volunteers who make an important difference in the lives of thousands of animals (and families) each year. - Rob Kort, 2011 Chairman of the Board
WHY I GIVE When I started volunteering with AHS, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in the life of a homeless animal. What I didn’t know was that I’d meet so many wonderful people who I would eventually call my second family. So even though I’ve raised much-needed funds and awareness for AHS through Project 121, I feel like I’m the one who is truly blessed. Being a part of AHS has forever changed my life, and I look forward to many more years of helping the animals. -Kelli Roseberry, Project 121: Action for Animals Team Captain and AHS Volunteer
PROJECT 121: ACTION FOR ANIMALS Imagine turning away 121 animals a day. We can’t. We won’t. Hence the introduction of Project 121: Action for Animals. Project 121 is the Arizona Humane Society’s six-week community engagement and fundraising initiative devoted to the average number of animals that AHS takes in each day, 121. As a nonprofit organization that receives no government funding, it is a monumental task to provide ongoing medical, rehabilitative, shelter and adoptive services for 121 new arrivals daily. Arrivals such as Scarlet, AHS EAMTs™ first-ever puppy/car engine rescue and Honey, a cat whose eye had to be removed following a scuffle were inspiration behind the campaign. Scarlet and Honey became two of the six faces of Project 121; their stories of survival gave life to the innovative campaign which also included the state’s first-ever animal welfare light rail wrap, a kick-off rally for the 80 online fundraising team captains and a point of sale partnership, all of which culminated at AHS’ 13th annual, 121-minute live Pet Telethon broadcast from AHS’ Nina Mason Pullium Campus for Compassion on 3TV.
WHY WE GIVE As a veterinarian, speaker and author, Kris celebrates the human-animal bond each and every day. We are leaving a legacy to AHS to support Second Chance Animal Hospital™, to ensure that animals like Tigre will have these resources in the future. We hope our gift will allow future generations of people and animals to experience the joy we do with our rescued pets. Truth be told, they rescued us, and truly bring meaning to our lives. -Dr. Kris and Steve Nelson, Legacy Circle Members
JOINING OUR LEGACY CIRCLE As a nonprofit organization, AHS receives no government funding and relies solely on private donations. AHS is able to save thousands of lives because of the generous ways in which our supporters take action. For lifelong supporters, AHS’ Legacy Circle ensures the continuation of our landmark programs and services while creating our donors’ own legacy of support. Legacy donors choose to remember AHS in many ways: » By naming AHS as a beneficiary of a Will or Living Trust » Making a gift of cash or appreciated securities to establish a Charitable Gift Annuity with AHS » Creating a Charitable Remainder Trust and naming AHS as the beneficiary » Naming AHS as the beneficiary of a paid life insurance policy or retirement account A special benefit of membership in the Legacy Circle is enrollment of pets in our Continuing Care program. We’re pleased to make this program available to help Legacy Circle members plan for their animal companions’ futures. Pets enrolled in the program whose owners predecease them are placed with new forever families carefully selected by our staff.
THE POWER OF YOUR GIFT While the needs of every animal AHS cares for are different, every single gift makes a difference in the life of a dog, cat or critter. GIFTS OF CASH OR STOCK $50: Helps cover the cost of a splint to set a fractured leg $150: Helps groom three neglected animals with painful, severely matted coats $300: Helps cover the average cost to care for an animal until he goes up for adoption $500: Helps fill the gas tank of one EAMT™ rescue vehicle for two weeks $1,000: Helps spay or neuter 20 dogs or 40 cats
TRIBUTE GIFTS Honor or remember your loved one, human or four-legged, with a permanent tribute at our Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion. Tribute Bricks – $150 Buddy Wall Plaques – $300 Garden Plaques – $500 Bench with an Engraved Plaque – $2,000
NAMING OPPORTUNITIES We offer unique naming opportunities at our Sunnyslope and Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion facilities, to benefit homeless animals while making a powerful, permanent statement at our shelters. GOODS AND IN-KIND GIFTS From dog leashes and treats, to cat toys and litter, to critter chew sticks, to cleaning supplies, items donated to AHS from our “shelter wish list” make all the difference in the life of an animal in our care. In-kind donations of cars, trucks and boats also help provide shelter, food, and medical treatment to dogs, cats and critters.
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It has been a pleasure to serve on the Arizona Humane Society Board of Directors for seven years, and we support AHS for the same reason we volunteer. Quite simply, to be a part of and contribute to an organization who cares for critters who can’t care for themselves is an honor. -Patty and Keith Withycombe, Board of Directors
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JOY OF PETS Resilient attitude. Inspiring nature. Gentle spirit. At AHS we make every effort to model our own behavior on the accepting, hopeful spirit of the animals who enter our doors. Despite the hardships they have faced, they provide unconditional love and support. Whether they are walking out the door with their forever families, being doted on by volunteers or representing our organization at community events, AHS is proud of our pets and the joy that they bring to so many.
THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER When the Gable family decided they were finally ready to add a dog to their home, they reached out to the Arizona Humane Society in hopes they would find the perfect, older dog who wouldn’t upset little Gracie Gable’s asthma. For months they waited until one day fate intervened. It was Gracie Gable’s 7th birthday and Noodles, a Brussels Griffon mix, was just returning from an AHS foster home. The Gable family rushed to AHS’ Sunnyslope facility where they met Noodles for the first time and a beautiful friendship was formed. “The New Hope Program has given our family the opportunity to be able to adopt not only a new pet into our household, but a new little family member into our home,” said Tamara Gable. “With all of the uncertainties in life, this is a moment in time that with such joy we have gotten to have little Noodles come home to us to share our life with us and make memories.”
AHS FACT Noodles, along with 11,846 other pets, found their loving forever homes last year while another 5,128 animals were placed through AHS’ alternative placement programs, specialized rescue groups and by reuniting lost pets with their loving owners.
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JOY OF PETS ‘Always show us gratitude, never have an attitude.’ Well, Keith says this is true of the Lab…but the pugs? They are ALL about attitude! It is hard to imagine a life without snorting, snoring puggies and lovable, wet Labs. Daisy Mae, Pearlie, and Lady bring us abundant joy and are three more reasons to look forward to coming home at the end of the day. - Patty and Keith Withycombe, Board of Directors
RESCUED PUPPY BECOMES PETIQUE’S 1,000TH ADOPTION Like many animals who come to the Arizona Humane Society, Curly, a oneyear-old Poodle, had been hit by a car. The stray puppy was transferred to AHS’ Second Chance Animal Hospital™ where our vets discovered open wounds and exposed tendons that stretched the entire length of his back leg. Despite all efforts, Curly’s leg had to be amputated. Three weeks later, Curly was adjusting wonderfully to life on three legs and life in his new home. Whether shopping for paws or cause, 100 percent of sales from AHS’ retail stores, Petique, Petopia, Pet Emporium and two thrift stores, directly benefit the programs and services devoted to saving pets like Curly. In addition to Noodles, 946 other pets were adopted from Petique last year and another 622 from Petopia.
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COMPASSION WITH FASHION: THE WIZARD OF PAWS Voted the best annual charity event two years running, AHS’ signature event, Compassion with Fashion, celebrated its 13th year at the Phoenician Resort and Spa with The Wizard of Paws: There’s No Place Like Home. From the hilarious costume fashion show, to the celebration of Louie’s triumph over abuse, to the fabulously chic yet affordable runway fashions, the joy of pets, along with the compassionate spirit of the nearly 1,000 guests in attendance, was evident throughout the day. The unfailing support and extraordinary generosity of our partners and sponsors PetSmart™, My Sister’s Closet and Hill’s Pet Nutrition - as well as the community’s commitment to helping animals in need, raised $305,658 for the animals in AHS’ care. The day’s revenue also included $60,000 generated through AHS’ Circle of Friends, comprised of passionate individuals who raise funds restricted to spay and neuter initiatives as we work to combat pet overpopulation in our community. While the whole day was absolutely inspiring, the most heartwarming event was yet to come as the 24 animals who found their forever homes pranced out the door and into the hearts of those who adopted them. Dorothy was right, there really is no place like home.
JOY OF PETS Winston and Oscar, our two adopted Terrier mixes, have brought years of joy and happiness to our family. Just as Winston, age 12, started to slow down a bit, we recently welcomed Oscar, age two, to the family. He has given Winston – and the rest of our family, for that matter – a jolt of energy! Our house would not be a home without ‘the boys’. - Rob Kort, 2011 Chairman of the Board
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LEADING EDGE INNOVATION As a leader in the animal welfare community, AHS’ leading edge innovation has fostered countless, first-of-their-kind programs and services that help lead the way. From our Second Chance Animal Hospital™, to our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™, to our newest venture of expanded vet services. AHS constantly strives to seek advancements in medical technology and standards of care by creating thoughtful and innovative programs and services.
A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES As one of the largest open intake shelters in the country, AHS continuously seeks advancements in the standards of care for our shelter animals. The monumental task of feeding and cleaning kennels for the over 46,000 animals we take in is critical and never ending, yet our animal care teams are the best in the business and go above and beyond, especially when they see an animal in need. Animals like Racey, whose life was turned upside down when he was turned in to the shelter, found himself at AHS not once but twice. Sadly, he was returned after just 24 hours for having “excessive energy.” Through kennel enrichment and positive reinforcement, AHS’ behavior and animal care teams worked one-on-one with Racey until he rescued a forever family. Whether is it working through special behavioral needs or instilling basic manners into young and energetic dogs, AHS is dedicated to ensuring that the mental health of our animals flourish just as much as their physical health. This ultimately guarantees placement in a successful and safe forever home.
AHS FACT Last year, AHS provided approximately 75,000 pounds of dog food and 34,000 pounds of kitty litter to our shelter animals.
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AHS FACTS AHS’ EAMTs™ are endorsed by the Phoenix Police Department, the Phoenix Fire Department, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and VTEC, the state’s leading provider of veterinary technician education courses. Responding to 23,059 calls for help last year, the EAMTs play a key role in the investigation of suspected cases of animal cruelty and neglect.
PUPPY RESCUED FROM CAR ENGINE BECOMES AN AHS FIRST It was an early spring day when AHS’ field dispatch team received the call and with 23,059 calls responded to last year alone, it wasn’t an unusual call… at first. The caller stated that odd sounds were coming from his car’s engine. When AHS Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ arrived on scene they found an eightweek-old Shar-pei puppy lodged in the car’s engine. Two EAMTs, two hours and one dismantled car engine later, the puppy, later named Scarlet, became AHS’ first-ever car engine rescue involving a puppy. However, Scarlet’s journey was far from over. As Scarlet underwent a surgical procedure to heal her burned belly she became one of 11,675 animals who were cared for in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Hospital™. After approximately 120 days in our care, Scarlet’s adoption day was bittersweet as we said goodbye to one of AHS’ sweethearts.
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AHS VISION BECOMES A REALITY For years, the Arizona Humane Society had a vision of establishing a veterinary hospital where people could receive reduced-cost, comprehensive medical services for their pets. In recent years, as the economy weakened, thousands of pets were being surrendered to AHS because their pet parents could not afford their medical care - a heartbreaking, yet very grim reality. That reality was one that the Halt family was about to face. They turned to AHS’ AAHAaccredited veterinary clinic as a last resort for their kitten’s broken leg. They were down on their luck and had been given no hope for a positive outcome without a huge vet bill. And then they met AHS vet, Dr. Koyyeri. Dr. Koyyeri examined their kitten, Nolla, and offered them a solution for a quarter of the cost. For the first time, they had hope, both emotionally and financially. Today, Nolla is racing up and down the stairs, running over the furniture and intimidating their other cat. Through a very generous $100,000 start-up grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, AHS’ vision of a reduced-cost veterinary clinic devoted to keeping pets with their loving owners was realized. For the Halt family, it came just in the nick of time.
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ALLEVIATING PET OVERPOPULATION ONE SPAY AT A TIME In AHS’ commitment to alleviating the pet overpopulation crisis, AHS offers two public clinics and a mobile clinic dedicated to providing affordable and accessible spay and neuter services. In 2011, AHS’ mobile clinic hit the road not only providing low-cost services, but also 24 days of free clinics, courtesy of grant funding. In addition, AHS’ work was just beginning with the Animal Defense League of Arizona’s (ADLA) Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program, in which AHS’ veterinarians were responsible for the ‘N’ of TNR and performed 283 surgeries as part of the program. Through our low-cost public clinics, our mobile clinic and our work with ADLA, AHS provided over 21,000 spay/neuter surgeries — 9,232 on owned pets through our public clinics and another 12,421 on our shelter pets. In addition, 16,061 pets received low-cost wellness services. Another innovative program, One Spay at a Time, provides community outreach targeting high-risk owners and offers education and free, convenient services. This program is supported by the Circle of Friends, a special group of AHS donors passionatly committed to reducing pet over population in our community.
AHS FACT In July of 2010, through the support of a generous donor, AHS launched its Spay and Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP), to make spay and neuter services even more affordable for pet owners who currently receive state assistance. AHS has a 100% spay and neuter policy for all adoptable pets and encourages each pet owner in our community to do the same to begin to alleviate the pet overpopulation crisis.
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LEADING EDGE PARTNERSHIP AHS is grateful for the many corporate partners who support our programs and services in so many ways. Through AHS’ multi-faceted partnership with VCA Animal Hospitals, we’re able to ensure both animals and their families experience the joy of pets. A matching of resources in the spirit of compassion, VCA Animal Hospitals provides a “New Pet Parenting Guide” to all AHS adopters, filled with information, tools and resources for taking home a new four-legged friend. VCA also provides AHS adopters a complimentary overall wellness exam and complimentary 14-day follow-up care as needed. This innovative partnership truly exemplifies corporate stewardship in action and makes a difference in the lives of thousands of animals each year.
WHY WE GIVE The Arizona Humane Society has bestowed upon us a great gift of opportunity to serve all creatures great and small. VCA is a proud sponsor of AHS’ Project 121: Action for Animals and Pet Telethon, and the teams at each VCA location enthusiastically raise both awareness and funds for AHS each summer. -Cris Alvonellos, CVPM, VCA Regional Operations Director and her “Doodle Dog,” Soccer
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO SOME OF OUR LONG-TIME COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
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DIGNITY FOR PETS AND PEOPLE AHS is passionately committed to doing what is best for pets and the people in their lives regardless of the circumstance, regardless of the distance. Individual interactions with our shelter occur for many reasons and are often emotionally charged â€“ some are extraordinarily happy and others are terribly difficult. AHS empathizes with the various circumstances our community faces and respects each situation.
AHS FACT AHS makes every effort to model our own behavior on the accepting, gentle spirit of the animals with the hope of compelling the community to act on their behalf. With your support, AHS has created innovative programs and services to care for the 46,002 animals who entred our shelter last year.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO The Arizona Humane Societyâ€™s doors are open to any animal who needs help. As an open intake facility we take in animals regardless of their breed, age or medical condition. They enter our shelter as injured and ill strays, surrendered pets whose owners can no longer care for them, neglect and abuse confiscations who require protective custody and those who have simply been abandoned. Regardless of the hardships they have faced, we undoubtedly believe that all animals deserve a second chance at a good life.
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WILDFIRE RELIEF FOR PETS AND PEOPLE As the state’s designated responder for companion animals in distress during natural disasters, the need often spreads far and wide. And June of 2011 was no different. As wildfires began raging through our state, AHS assembled an emergency response team. With 3,000 pounds of supplies and AHS’ mobile clinic, the initial team of 12 made their way to Show Low, Arizona. By nightfall, a temporary shelter, medical unit and rescue efforts were in full-effect and our first evacuee, a Shar-pei mix named Shorty, arrived with her family in tow. They later stated that they “couldn’t have asked for a better ‘hotel’ for their pet.” Nearly two weeks later, as the state’s largest wildfire died down and as Shorty headed home, new evacuations were taking place in Huachuca City as the Monument Fire gained momentum. AHS’ emergency response team headed south and in the end, 37 staff members, 12 volunteers, almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and a nearly $60,000 in investment aided the nearly 200 animals AHS provided temporary shelter to that June.
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AHS FACT AHS’ Aternative Placement department provides foster care for pets of military personnel being deployed for active duty. Other unique programs includes: Project Safehouse, which provides a safe shelter for pets of individuals who expereinced domestic violence and are transitioning into a non-abusive environment; and AHS’ foster program, which temporarily places shelter animals in a foster home, away from the kennel/hospital environment due to medical or behavioral concerns.
THE POWER OF REUNITING BELOVED PETS WITH OWNERS AHS recognizes that, while the needs of the animals in our care differ, so do the needs of the people in their lives. Whether short or long term, AHS’ alternative placement programs offer peace of mind to pet owners who are facing some of life’s harsh realities. For Staff Sergeant Mike Moyer, it was deployment oversees and leaving his beloved cat, Stratus, behind. Fortunately, AHS’ Project Active Duty, a program that places pets of active military members in AHS’ foster homes until their return, ensured that Mike and Stratus would one day be together again. Just one year later that heartwarming reunion took place. That same year, Project Active Duty reunited the Marshall Family and their two cats, Josh and Tequi, after three years and an ocean apart. While some were separated by miles of land or bodies of water, others were a bit closer to home, although one would have never guessed it. It was December 24th, 2010 when Baby Lady, a Schnauzer, wandered away from her home. One microchip and nearly 11 months later, Baby Lady and her owner were reunited, along with 1,010 other lost pets and their beloved owners, thanks to AHS’ Alternative Placement department.
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CONFIDENT TRANSPARENCY As the stateâ€™s leading animal welfare and protection agency, AHS stands up for its beliefs and communicates the gravity of pet overpopulation in our community, while encouraging the community to take action. We cannot do it alone.
PET OVERPOPULATION CAMPAIGN EXPOSES GRIM REALITY Every day, the Arizona Humane Society is faced with the grim reality of homeless animals trying to survive life on Valley streets. Through the eyes of our Emergency Animal Medical Techniciansâ„˘ and the filled triage kennels in our trauma center, pet overpopulation takes on a whole new meaning. The sheer volume of homeless animals in our care who suffer from debilitating injuries and illness compels us to share their stories as we strive to educate the community on pet overpopulation. This plight led to a graphic, two-month spay and neuter pet overpopulation campaign, generously funded by one of our donors. The campaign was devoted to providing the community with an inside look into pet overpopulation while also offering a solution. Through television spots, billboards and a specialized website (English and Spanish) spayneutercoupon.org, pet overpopulation became viewed not merely as a number, but insight to the ill-effects associated with homeless animals trying to survive on their own. This confident transparency led to 9,159 unique visits to the website and of those visitors 57 percent clicked to receive a 50 percent off spay/neuter coupon. This was proof that affordability truly is a barrier when it comes down to oneâ€™s willingness to spay and neuter their pets.
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SAYING GOODBYE The loss of a pet can be one of the most devastating experiences a person will encounter in their lifetime. As the state’s largest animal welfare agency, AHS is able to provide affordable euthanasia services to pet owners in our community when their pets are suffering from old age, injury or illness. Last year, 4,033 people turned to AHS when it came their time to say goodbye to their beloved pet. Sadly, those are not the only animals to whom we must say goodbye. As an open intake facility that accepts animals regardless of breed, age or medical condition, we see things daily that are beyond the scope of imagination; ailments and injuries we cannot cure. While limited intake or “no kill” shelters focus on what is within their means – healthy, adoptable animals - AHS offers programs and services for animals in dire need; animals who are victims of cruelty and abuse, gravely ill or injuriously aggressive. While we cannot offer a miracle cure to all, we can offer respect and a dignified end to their suffering. Even though we cannot save them all, there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t try.
Behavior, Untreatable Behavior, Manageable
Medical, Manageable Medical, Treatable Medical, Untreatable
140 6,623 10,168
.5% 23.8% 36.5%
Behavior, Untreatable 24.6%
Owner Requested 14.5%
Medical, Manageable 5% Medical, Untreatable 36.5%
Behavior, Manageable 16% Medical, Treatable 23.8%
KEY Behavior, Untreatable: Aggression, Unsocial
Medical, Manageable: Diabetes, Cushings
Behavior, Manageable: Kennel Stress, Handling Sensitivity
Medical, Treatable: Upper Respiratory Infection (URI), Some Fractures
Medical, Untreatable: Parvo, Distemper, Severe Trauma
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FINANCIALS The Arizona Humane Society is a local, independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization funded solely by donations and service fees. AHS is not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States or any other animal welfare organization and receives no funding from other humane societies, government or tax revenue agencies. We are able to serve as the leading animal welfare agency in the state because of the generosity of our donors, partners and community support. We are proud that 86 cents of every dollar directly supports our programs and services for animals. Other 4%
71% 20% 5% 4%
$10,374,305 $2,851,720 $720,998 $559,169
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Public Support Service Revenues Special Events Other
Special Events 5% Service Revenues 20%
Public Support 71% revenue
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EXPENSES Programs & Services Fundraising Administration
$11,736,710 $1,447,507 $471,814
86% 11% 3% Programs/Services expense 86%
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Published on Jul 16, 2012
Arizona Humane Society is a private, independent, non-profit agency that has been serving the community since 1957. We are governed by a vol...