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LETTER FROM THE TOP DOG Innovation. Compassion. Excellence. That is our commitment to you and our pets. To be innovative as we work toward becoming the animal welfare community of the future. To be compassionate to all we meet. To be excellent in everything we do. We know when we’re successful in these three areas, we make a difference and save lives. That’s why in 2015, we are committed to continued innovation through a variety of initiatives: a focus on better managing highly-infectious diseases that can be deadly to our shelter pets; the expansion of our behavior modification program to serve more shy and fearful dogs; the expansion of our veterinary services to provide affordable care to pet owners throughout the Valley; the launch of a public canine training program that will help keep dogs out of the shelter environment; and the expansion of our Pet Resource Center, which provides compassionate counseling and resources by phone to pet owners to help keep pets in their homes. We also remain dedicated to our belief that compassion rules the day. Adopters, volunteers and donors will see our gratitude. Dogs, cats and critters will feel our love. Everyone who enters our doors – both two-and four-legged – will know we care. And we are steadfast in our commitment to excellence. Excellence through an unmatched customer experience. Excellence through transparency and leadership. Excellence through unwavering care and love for our pets. Ultimately, our excellence will be measured by the number of second chances we give and the number of lives we save, and we’re so proud of the progress we’ve already made. Last year, thanks to a variety of new, innovate programs, we were able to save a remarkable 8,601 more lives. It’s a great achievement, but we know we need to do more in order to achieve excellence, and we will. We must, because so many purrs and so many wagging tails can’t afford anything less. Please join us in embracing this culture of innovation, compassion and excellence, and together, we can save the lives of even more homeless pets.
Dr. Steven R. Hansen AHS President & CEO
Katherine K. Cecala
Ann Damiano Chair-Elect
Kimberlee Reimann Padilla Secretary
Mary Frances Ewing Susanne Ingold Rob Kort Andrea Marconi Adam Miller
Member at Large
Eileen Rogers Member at Large
Michael Napier Amanda F. Shaw Ann Siner Mark Solie Andrew Sussman Dr. Craig D. Thatcher Cindy Watts Karlene Wenz Kieffer Ronald Wilson Patty Withycombe
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TWO BROKEN LEGS, ONE HAPPY ENDING When our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ found Tuck, this little 11-week-old puppy had fractures to two of his legs and was infested with ticks. We rushed Tuck back to our Second Chance Animal Hospital™ trauma center, where we removed the ticks and our skilled veterinarians surgically repaired Tuck’s legs. Tuck was then transferred to one of our compassionate foster homes, where he spent six weeks before going up for adoption and finding his happy ending and a new home in Peoria.
· Tuck ·
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MOM, FOUR KITTIES GROW UP IN NURSERY Cinda and her four kittens were among the very first residents of our new kitten nursery. This spunky mom came to AHS in April with a quartet of tiny furballs who were just weeks old and still nursing. Our nursery team made sure Cinda and her kitties were getting food, socialization and all the medical care they needed while Cinda nursed her babies for weeks. A group of volunteers even stepped in and bottle fed the kittens when Cinda went dry for several days. The kittens eventually graduated from the nursery and the whole family moved to one of our foster homes, where the kittens could continue to gain weight in preparation for their special adoption day. Eventually, Cinda and all of her kittens found new, loving homes.
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I N N OVAT I O N We ushered in a new era that resulted in a significant decrease in both euthanasia and intake and a substantial increase in the number of animals we placed in new homes this past year thanks to the launch of lifesaving initiatives, including:
· Working Cat Program · Kitten Nursery · Expanded Cat Isolation Space · Waggin’ Wheels Mobile Adoption Vehicle · Admissions by Appointment · Pet Resource Center · Expanded Trap-Neuter-Return · Enhanced Adoption Processes
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WAG G I N ’ W H E E L S M O B I L E A D O P T I O N V E H I C L E
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I N TA K E
Thanks to innovative, life-saving solutions, we saw an 18.5 percent decrease in the number of animals entering our shelter from more than 38,000 the year before, to just over 31,000 this past year.
LESS PETS WITHOUT HOMES
Dog: 1 2 , 3 6 3
Cat: 1 7, 8 47
Critter: 9 2 5
PLACEMENT With your support, we were able to place 17,831 homeless pets into loving homes through adoption, partnering with rescue organizations and other placement programs.
Adoption: 1 3 , 3 1 2
Return to Owner: 1 , 0 5 4
Rescue Partners: 2 , 4 9 6
17,831 HOMELESS PETS PLACED
Other: 9 6 9 UP FROM 2013
36.5% DROP IN EUTHANASIA
EUTHANASIA We saw a dramatic decrease in euthanasia by 36.5 percent, which helped us save the lives of 8,601 more pets this year. AHS does not euthanize healthy animals, and of the 13,296 we were unable to save, all had medical or behavior conditions. Many of these pets were rescued by our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians, treated in our Second Chance Animal Hospital and, sadly, were too critically ill, injured and abused to save. We are committed to reducing these numbers even further, and with your continued support, we can save even more lives.
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YOUR SUPPORT PROVIDES SECOND CHANCES It costs an average of $422 to care for each pet we take in, and weâ€™re proud to say that 83 cents of every dollar we receive directly supports the programs and services that help save the lives of homeless pets.
e r INCOME
q w e r
Public Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,849,915 Service Revenues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,306,296
Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,001,472 Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $315,544
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,473,227
EXPENSES t Management and General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $516,894 y Fundraising and Development. . . . . . . . . $2,364,384 u Program Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,235,933 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,117,211
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TOGETHER, WE MADE A DIFFERENCE LAST YEAR
Animals you helped save
Owned and shelter animals who were spayed/neutered
14,952 Owned animals who received affordable veterinary and wellness services
Owned and shelter animals we served through our many unique programs
Sick, injured or abused animals treated at our Second Chance Animal Hospitalâ„˘
Animal rescues and investigations by our Emergency Animal Medical Techniciansâ„˘
Total number of hours compassionate volunteers donated to our pets
Homeless pets who entered our shelter
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We envision a world where our streets are void of strays, our kennels are empty and there is no such thing as a homeless pet. A world where every dog is loved, every cat is cared for and every pet wakes up each morning to a loving family of their own. We believe that world can one day exist. Until then, we must continue to rescue, heal, adopt and advocate for the helpless pets who have nowhere else to turn. With your support, here are just a few of the ways we are planning to save the lives of even more homeless animals this year.
WE WILL GIVE MORE SECOND CHANCES BY: · Committing to treating highly-infectious, deadly diseases such as canine parvovirus. · Expanding our canine behavior modification program so we can work with even more shy and fearful dogs who need a little extra love before
· Expanding our Pet Resource Center so we can offer additional resources and compassionate counseling to struggling pet owners. WE WILL SERVE BOTH PEOPLE AND PETS BY: · Exploring the feasibility of a mobile shelter concept
they go up for adoption.
that would allow us to take our Waggin’ Wheels
WE WILL KEEP MORE PETS IN HOMES BY:
and other shelter services to locations throughout
· Expanding the scope of veterinary services so
easy access to our shelter and services.
every pet owner will have access to affordable, high-quality veterinary care. · Launching public dog training classes so pet owners can decrease the chance that their canine friends develop difficult-to-manage behaviors that could result in the pet being surrendered to a shelter.
mobile adoption vehicle, mobile spay/neuter unit our community to animal lovers who may not have · Creating new mutually beneficial community partnerships that will provide more homes and funding for our homeless pets. · Working with PetSmart Charities, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and our Fix.Adopt.Save partners to ramp up targeted trap-neuter-return efforts and spay/neuter activities to combat pet overpopulation.
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JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS BEGINS WITH YOU. BEGIN Arizona Humane Society receives an urgent call about an injured or stray animal.
EAMTs™ TO THE RESCUE!
MEDICAL TREATMENT MENDS THEIR WOUNDS.
SPAY/NEUTER KEEPS THEM HEALTHY. 04
FINISH Finds new, loving home!
FOSTER CARE MENDS THEIR HEARTS.
SOCIALIZATION READIES THEM FOR A HAPPY LIFE. LEARN MORE AT :
ADOPTION. WE’LL MISS THEM MORE THAN THEY’LL MISS US.