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IMPACT REPORT

Photo by AHS Staff Photographer Alex DeForest 1


Dear Friend,

2016 Board of Directors Executive Committee Ann Damiano, Chair

I came to the Arizona Humane

We truly are a different organization than we were three

Society nearly three years ago

years ago. In the coming pages, you’ll read about the

Andrea Marconi, Vice Chair

because I saw the opportunity for

remarkable progress we’ve made – new, leading-edge

Suzanne Pearl, Vice Chair

a truly special challenge.

behavior and medical programs and groundbreaking

Susie Ingold, Secretary

intake and adoption processes that focus on best

Marla Hummel, Treasurer

AHS served a unique role in our

serving each individual animal who comes through

Melinda Gulick, Past Chair

community, offering a multitude

our doors.

of critical services to both homeless and owned animals, and

We’re now a national leader in how to best care for pets

Board Members

had laid the foundation to one day become a model for

and people. Together, we have changed animal welfare

Bryan Albue

how to best care for an animal from birth until the time

in our community, and I couldn’t be more proud of what

Anthony Alfonso

to say goodbye.

we’ve accomplished, or more grateful to you.

We also had an amazing team of staff and volunteers

Your kindness and generosity allowed us to implement

in place, a Board of Directors with a forward-thinking

the many new, lifesaving programs and services that

vision, community partners who shared our values and

have led to our transformation and helped us save more

a compassionate group of supporters just like you who

pets than ever before.

Gina Apresa Katherine Cecala

were committed to helping us save more lives. Thank you for believing in us and giving our pets hope.

Mary Frances Ewing Karlene Kieffer Adam J. Miller Kerry Milligan Kimberlee Reimann Padilla

We saw the opportunity for all of us to work together to transform Maricopa County from one of the worst

Bryant W. Colman

Sincerely,

Eileen Rogers

places to be a pet to one of the best. We believed that

Amanda Shaw

one day we would become the premiere animal welfare

Ann Siner

organization in the country.

Dr. Craig Thatcher

We never imagined, however, that it would happen

Dr. Steven R. Hansen

so quickly.

AHS President and CEO

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Matthew Waller Ron Wilson


3,673 animals cared for by compassionate foster heroes

• stormy • After our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ made several unsuccessful attempts to free Stormy, a one-year-old cat stuck in a storm drain, they spent the next two weeks dropping canned food through a grate to ensure Stormy was able to eat while they devised a new rescue plan. After 12 days of caring for Stormy, and with assistance from the Phoenix Police Department, an EAMT was lowered into the storm drain where he found Stormy and lifted him to safety. Stormy spent several weeks recovering with one of our foster hero families before finding a loving home in Phoenix. Photo by AHS Staff Photographer Alex DeForest

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What be more pe an entire 10,573 animal rescues and investigations responded to by our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians

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Photo courtesy of Jason Millstein Photography


gan as a mission to save ts ended up transforming community. For nearly 60 years, the Arizona Humane Society has been committed to serving both the pets and people of our community. In our mission to improve the lives of animals, AHS has never been content to be just another animal welfare organization. Three years ago, we embarked on the most comprehensive reassessment of every program and procedure with the ultimate goal of making Maricopa County one of the best places to be a pet — not one of the worst. We invented a new playbook for animal welfare, which

served as the catalyst for the most rapid change AHS has ever experienced. Through leadership and collaboration, we introduced new intake and adoption processes, implemented several innovative life-saving programs and focused on providing resources to help keep pets in homes. As we continue to provide the best solution for pets and people, we know that now, more than ever before, we are truly making our community a better place for animals.

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The most comprehensive care in our community. AHS serves a unique role, providing leading-edge medical and behavioral care and innovative solutions that are helping us save more lives than ever, even animals who are considered “untreatable� by other shelters.

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Photo by AHS Staff Photographer Alex DeForest


Emergency Animal Medical Technicians

Behavior Programs

Whether it’s a cat who has been hit by a car or a

rehabilitate dogs to overcome behavior challenges

dog who has been abused and neglected, our pet

that make finding a loving home difficult.

Trained experts work one-on-one to help

paramedics and cruelty investigators rush to the aid of sick, injured and abused animals and save the lives of thousands of pets every year.

Pet Resource Center A call center featuring trained, compassionate

Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital

specialists who provide struggling pet owners with resources and alternatives to help keep their loving, furry family members in their homes.

Led by a highly-skilled medical team who can treat the most severe medical conditions, our trauma hospital treats the vast majority of the

Admissions by Appointment

Valley’s injured and abused homeless animals.

A groundbreaking, transparent intake process that ensures every pet is given his or her best chance

Parvo Puppy ICU

for success, while allowing us to fast-track sick and injured animals so they receive the care they need.

Our Parvo Puppy ICU specializes in the treatment of puppies and dogs with the deadly parvo virus.

Kitten Nursery ICU

Feline Programs The addition of feline specialists and new programs, such as Working Cats and expanded

We care for high-risk kittens, ensuring they

Trap-Neuter-Return, provide improved welfare

receive a healthy start to grow into happy and

and additional placement outlets for more cats.

loving family members.

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Behold the transformative power of innovation, compassion and excellence. As the leading champion for animals and their well-being, AHS will go wherever necessary – from the tightest crawlspaces to the most neglectful homes to the highest courtrooms – to seek justice for animals. Once home to the “second worst pet overpopulation crisis in the United States,” Maricopa County is now ground zero for the nation’s most innovative work with homeless animals and pet owners in need.

20,719

Feline 15,685

Canine

13,067

9,478

decrease over three years

4,091 5,034

3,589

2,692

1,399 2013

2014

Euthanasia 8

80%

2015


Intake

13,974

2013

23,281

12,435

2014 7,957

2015

Trauma Hospital Patients

17,885 8,868

16,825

37,255

30,320

*35 percent of total intake in 2015 was sick, injured or abused animals brought in by our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians.

55% decrease over three years

Despite our dramatic decrease in intake, the number of animals we are caring for in our Second Chance Animal Hospital remains the same. Today, two out of every three pets who come through our doors receive treatment in our trauma hospital. 6,305

2013

5,327

6,267

2014

6,590

2015

Total Placements 2015 q w e r t

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Adoption. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,621 Return to Owner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 747 Expanded Trap-Neuter-Return. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225

11,632

5,186

11,453

4,845

11,435

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Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 721 Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,367 *Does not account for animals who were still in our care at the end of the year. 9


Look at All You Made Possible Last Year. 2,003 compassionate 45,085 owned and shelter

volunteers

12,909 homeless animals saved

animals served through our programs and services

16,181 owned and shelter pets who were spayed/neutered

453,016 people reached through community outreach and education events

1,132 pets brought in from partner animal welfare organizations

18,195 owned animals received affordable vet services

431 cats given a second chance through our Working Cats and Expanded TrapNeuter-Return programs

11,523 ill and injured animals treated at our Second Chance Animal Hospital

4,271 sick and injured animals brought in through ambulance rescues and

55,054 calls answered through

5,570 cruelty investigations performed

our Pet Resource Center

by our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians

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• duncan • Duncan was one of our very first Parvo Puppy ICU patients. After emergency surgery to remove a part of his intestine and several weeks of treatment and care in the ICU, the Golden Retriever pup overcame this life-threatening illness and lives happily with his new family in Peoria.

116 dogs given a second chance through our Parvo Puppy ICU Photo by AHS Staff Photographer Alex DeForest

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• Odin • Odin, who was suffering from an infection and a leg injury, found a new family through our Homeward Bound program, which allows individuals to foster a pet who is healing from injury or illness and then adopt the pet once he or she has recovered.

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Photo by AHS Staff Photographer Alex DeForest


Partnering for change. Maricopa County’s transformational change has truly been a community-wide effort. From our Fix.Adopt.Save. partners’ work in combating pet homelessness to the efforts of the Humane Legislative Coalition of Arizona to make our state a safer place for animals through awareness, advocacy and legislation, we thank our partner organizations for their commitment to animals. Humane Legislative Coalition Members

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Your support provides second chances. INCOME

q w e r

Public Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,917,574 Service Revenues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,065,870 Special Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,153,292 Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $573,066

TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,709,802

We’re proud to say that 84

EXPENSES

cents of every dollar we receive

t Management and General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $595,444

directly supports our life-saving programs and services.

y Fundraising and Development. . . . . . . . . . $2,828,601 u Program Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,808,083 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,232,128

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623 shy and fearful dogs helped by our Behavior Modification Program

Photo by AHS Staff Photographer Alex DeForest

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751 lost animals reunited with their owners

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Photo by Brandon Sullivan


A LITTLE LOVE CAN GO A LONG WAY

TO HELPING A PET IN NEED.

Unconditional Love

Vaccinations

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$

$858: THE AVERAGE COST OF CARE. As we treat more challenging medical cases in our trauma hospital that require increased resources, our average cost to care for each animal who comes through our doors will continue to rise, and

Medical & Shelter Care

732

$

we need your support now more than ever.

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• squishy • When AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ found Squishy, she was chained up and left for dead in an abandoned lot with no shelter, water or food. After being treated for malnourishment in our Second Chance Animal Hospital™, the fearful pup became a special Behavior Modification project dog and spent time in a foster hero home so she could learn to trust humans again. Squishy is now enjoying life in a new home with her “Dad,” the EAMT who rescued her. 18

Photo by AHS Staff Photographer Brian Sterrett


• thistle • Little Thistle spent nearly six weeks being nurtured in our Kitten Nursery and a foster hero home before finding a loving home in Phoenix.

376 tiny felines saved in our Kitten Nursery Photo by AHS Staff Photographer Brian Sterrett

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327,636 hours dedicated volunteers donated to our pets 20

Photo courtesy of Jason Millstein Photography


We won’t slow down. We have made remarkable strides over the past three years and are saving many more lives, but we aren’t done yet. In the coming year, we will: •• Expand our Pet Resource Center. •• Increase our trauma hospital capacity and expand our Emergency Animal Medical Technician program.

•• Expand our foster hero program to help care for homeless newborn kittens. •• Grow our community outreach and education programs. •• Spearhead advocacy efforts to protect Arizona’s animals. •• Collaborate with our partners to increase spay/neuter efforts.

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Thank you for your support of the Arizona Humane Society and for helping us become a unique example of what can be accomplished for animals in need. We will continue to break boundaries and save more lives. We do this because just like

you, we unequivocally believe that every pet deserves a good life. As long as there are pets in need, AHS will champion their cause; proving that no one does more to save pets.

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