Published for Friends of Arizona Humane Society // Winter 2011
THRIFT STORE PAGE 5
PET TIPS: SAFE HOLIDAY
+ PETS & COLD WEATHER PAGE 11
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Learn how your gift helps our shelter pets find their forever homes, and feel at home while waiting at the shelter PAGE 15
Spend a day behind the scenes at our shelter and find out what it takes to care for 121 new animals a day. PAGE 8
Contents Ask the Vet
What causes your dog’s bad breath? Dr. Sheri Sabo has the answers plus tips on how you can prevent and treat periodontal disease.
The brand new Thrift Store is now open in Tempe and we’ve got some must-have gifts that have just arrived in our retail stores.
Azteca Patrol officers noticed Azteca in a panic in the bushes along the side of the road as she flailed her body every which way. They discovered moments later that the stray 6-month-old kitten was covered from whiskers to tail with ants, furiously biting the defenseless kitty. After a short car ride to the Arizona Humane Society, Azteca found herself in our Second Chance Animal Hospital™ where medical staff began removing the ants from her fluffy black and white coat. They even found insects inside her tiny ears and nose. After all of her creepy crawly attackers had been removed, Azteca made herself comfortable in her kennel on our Sunnyslope adoption floor. Here, she plans on catching up on sleep (in a cat bed instead of an ant hill) until someone comes along and promises to never let her get hurt again. Due to her recent trauma, she will need a slow introduction to both two and four-legged family members in her new home, but she should warm up to everyone. If you have room in your heart and your home for Azteca, call 602-997-7585 ext. 2045 and ask for animal ID number A370883.
Planning for Your Pet
What would happen to your pets if you were to predecease them? Learn how you can join our Legacy Circle and enroll your pets in our Continuing Care program.
Donations in Action
A generous gift in memory of Mary J. Leader has funded the update to our play yard at Sunnyslope, including a new splash pad!
Cover Story: Walk in Our Shoes
Go behind the scenes for a day in the life of the Arizona Humane Society’s rescue team, veterinarians, and staff. See what it takes to care for 121 new animals each day.
Traveling for the holidays? Thinking about bringing along your four-legged pal? We’ve got tips on pet travel safety, plus how to keep your pets safe during cold weather.
Make a pet scrapbook! It’s the perfect gift for anyone who has just added a new pet to their family.
Home for the Holidays
See the many ways that you can put your gift in action to help homeless pets this holiday season through our Home for the Holidays: Give the Gift of Hope campaign.
Win this Quilt!
Holiday Tribute Brick Special
You could win this beautiful, handmade quilt, Potpourri of Christmas Cheer, crafted by Joyce Williams and measuring 61” x 77.5”. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased online at quilt.azhumane.org
Honor or remember your loved one, human or pet, with a tribute brick, just $75 each (a 50% savings) now through January 15. View all of our tribute gift options, including garden plaques, benches and Buddy Wall plaques, and order online at tributes.azhumane.org
To view and share Paw Prints online, visit pawprints.azhumane.org.
Letter from the Executive Director Dear Pet Lover, As the weather cools down and we enter another holiday season, I am reminded once again how blessed we are at the Arizona Humane Society. This holiday season, because of your continued support, nearly 700 pets will find forever homes and many more that are waiting will receive food, toys, vaccinations, warm bedding and loving care. To see exactly what your gift provides for an animal in need, please read about our Home for the Holidays: Give the Gift of Hope campaign (page 15). You can also show all of your friends how you are supporting the Arizona Humane Society by creating your own personal fundraising page and raising money online for homeless animals. This year, in addition to funding the care of thousands of animals in need, your support has allowed us to see continued growth throughout the organization. One of our signature events, the Pet Telethon, was a huge success, kicking off with a six-week grassroots fundraising campaign, Project 121: Action for Animals (page 14). The campaign, which allowed our corporate partners, board members, volunteers, staff and donors to utilize the online fundraising tool Friends Asking Friends, raised over $50,000. What’s more, the Pet Telethon more than surpassed our goal this year, raising $450,000 for homeless animals. I want to thank everyone for participating, spreading the word, fundraising, and tuning in. In September, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of our second retail and adoption center, Petopia at Desert Sky Mall, which has already adopted over 600 pets to loving homes and has also just launched an
in-store reading program for preschoolers, called Words, Wags and Whiskers (page 5). AHS welcomed several new veterinarians to our dedicated hospital and clinic staff, one of whom is Dr. Sheri Sabo, an experienced doctor who shares her tips with you in our Ask the Vet piece (page 4). Another exciting change in our medical department is the launch of expanded vet services at our Margaret McAllister Brock Low-Cost Clinic (page 10). In an attempt to reduce our intake numbers, this program offers reduced-cost services to financially challenged community pet owners who need our help to provide proper care for their pets so that surrender is not the only option. Dr. Bijula Koyyeri will be one of the primary doctors offering these new services to the public. Dr. K, as we call her, brings with her over four years of experience in our Second Chance Animal Hospital™ and many more years in emergency animal clinics and mixed animal practices. Joining her will be Dr. Tom Shackelford, another veterinarian new to the AHS staff this year. Speaking of our incredible medical team, I invite you to go behind the scenes with them, and our many other invaluable staff members, to see everything they do to care for animals in just one day at AHS (see cover story, page 8). I am proud to work with such passionate and talented people who care so much about the welfare of animals. We all want to say Thank You to all of you for continuing to support our mission, allowing us to care for over 44,000 animals every year. Wherever your travels may take you (and your pets) this year, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Sincerely, Guy Collison Executive Director
HOLIDAY SUPPLY DRIVE Help animals in need this season by hosting a holiday pet supply drive! Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Host a holiday pet supply drive with your friends, family, or company! Below is a list of items on our Shelter Wish List. Donations can be dropped at either shelter location, or for very large donations you can call to request pick-up. For the complete Shelter Wish List, visit wishlist.azhumane.org. » T oys, treats, food and supplies - we can always use toys, food, treats, and supplies for our dogs, cats and critters. See our website for a full list of needs for each type of pet. » T owels - new or gently used bath or beach towels help us provide comfort in the kennels and prevent the spreading of diseases while handling our puppies and kittens. » C lorox® brand bleach - because of the need to properly sanitize our facilities, we use quite a bit of Clorox® bleach! » P aper towels - we go through about 30 rolls of paper towels a day at our Sunnyslope facility alone. » H igh efficiency liquid laundry soap / perfume-free dryer sheets - we take extreme care to ensure that our towels, blankets, bath mats, and all other shelter linens are always clean and sanitized in time for the next pet guest. »Dog kennels - our transport crew has been extremely resourceful with the opening of our new store, Petopia, but they would really benefit
from a few extra new or gently used plastic dog kennels in sizes medium, large and extra-large. » P re-paid gas cards - we have multiple field vehicles, including those used by our EAMTs™ for emergency response, that need to be fueled frequently in order to keep our services running. » B ottled water - our mobile clinic staff and EAMTs™ work hard in the field and we like to make sure they have plenty of cool water so they can stay healthy and hydrated. » O ffice supplies - by donating basic office supplies such as scissors, pens, staplers, shrink wrap, packing tape and manilla folders, you can help us spend more of our monetary funds where they are needed most - the animals.
Ask the Vet
Q: A: Sheri Sabo, DVM , joined the Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Animal Hospital™ this year for the second time. She began her veterinary career at AHS as a clinic receptionist nearly 20 years ago! Prior to joining us again, she worked in private practices in the Valley for the past 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1997 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 2001. She is a general practitioner and surgeon for dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and pocket pets, and she also specializes in reptile medicine. Dr. Sabo’s interests include preventative medicine, dentistry, surgery, and pain control. Now, she is also compassionate about learning shelter medicine. Dr. Sabo shares her home with tortoises, cats, dogs, lizards, and a parrot. Her hobbies include traveling, SCUBA, hiking, and Arizona Cardinals football. View all Arizona Humane Society veterinarian bios at azhumane.org.
For individuals who are considering surrendering their pet to AHS due to the cost of medical care, we now offer reduced-cost vet services, including dental care. If you would like to help fund this program, which is critical to pet owners in our community, please contact our major gifts officer at (602) 997-7586 ext. 1136. See page 10 for more information.
My dog has bad breath. What causes this?
Most likely, your dog has periodontal disease. “Perio” means around, “dontal” means tooth. Periodontal disease is caused by plaque (bacteria) around the outside of the tooth. As plaque worsens, gingivitis develops and if not treated, becomes periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss. The millions of bacteria present in an unhealthy mouth can spread to other parts of the body, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver, also causing disease in these vital organs. Most pets have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years old! Once a pet has periodontal disease, a professional tooth cleaning and examination by a veterinarian are needed. This is similar to what a person receives at their dentist’s office. The teeth are cleaned and polished with fluoride and dental x-rays may be taken. Extractions of teeth may also be needed due to infected tooth roots or broken teeth. The good news is that periodontal disease is completely preventable! Removing the plaque reverses the inflammation in the gums. You can help prevent disease by caring for your pet’s teeth daily at home. This includes tooth brushing, chewing, and special diets: Tooth Brushing: Studies have shown that brushing three times a week was adequate to maintain healthy teeth and gums. » T oothbrush kits for animals are available at most pet stores and veterinary hospitals. »N ever use human toothpaste for a pet, as these contain ingredients that are not meant to be swallowed. Toothpaste made for dogs and cats come in poultry, seafood, and malt flavors, which are more enjoyable and can be swallowed. »B rush the outer surface of the teeth. Do not attempt to brush the inner surface. Natural saliva cleans this surface on its own. » If your pet has periodontal disease, do not start brushing the teeth because you may cause pain. These teeth need a professional cleaning first. Chewing: For many people, brushing their pet’s teeth is not possible. Fortunately, chewing on a proper dental chew can also reduce plaque. » T here are many products available for both dogs and cats such as rawhide and dental treats from the pet stores. »C are must be taken for pets with diseased teeth, as they may break their teeth on a hard chew toy. » It is best to avoid: - Cow hooves and bones, which are not appropriate chew toys as they are too hard and can break teeth. - Pig ears, which have been known to have bacterial contamination and have not been proven to reduce plaque. (They are also fattening.) Special Diets: Diets that are formulated to reduce plaque are also available from your veterinarian by prescription. Many times, periodontal disease is not obvious to owners. It is a good idea to become comfortable opening your pet’s mouth and looking inside. Lift the lip and look at the teeth, focusing on the molars. Next, open the mouth and look at the inside of the teeth and at the tongue. If you notice any of the following signs, you should have your pet examined by your veterinarian: »B ad breath (halitosis) »B roken tooth/teeth » E xcessive drooling » R eluctance to eat, especially dry food, or to play with chew toys »C hewing with or favoring one side of the mouth » P awing at or rubbing the muzzle/mouth »B leeding from the mouth » S wollen/draining tracts under (or in front of ) the eye »C hronic sneezing or abnormal discharge from the nose »D iscolored tooth/teeth » A mass/growth in the mouth Even with home dental care, professional cleaning by your veterinarian may still be needed. Genetics also play a role in periodontal disease and toy breeds are especially prone. Typically, small breed dogs need professional cleanings every 1-2 years.
Stuff We Love
In addition to adoptable animals, our AHS retail stores have great prices on supplies, gear and gifts for pets and pet-lovers alike. Check out these new offerings in stores now: 2011 Petcasso Limited Edition Ornament A miniature version of artist Misty Mulleneaux’s dog sculptures, created exclusively for AHS’ signature event Compassion with Fashion, these adorable custom ornaments make perfect holiday gifts. Hurry, only 200 are available! Where to buy: Petique, Petopia, Pet Emporium Cost: $15
New t-shirt colors The tees you’ve come to love so much are now available in tan and green! Men’s styles are also now available at all locations. And, stay tuned for baseball tees! Where to buy: Petique Cost: $20
Holiday Toys These fluffy, festive toys are sure to entertain your pet this holiday season! Where to buy: Petique Cost: $.99 - $15
Thundershirts Thundershirts are helping shelters and rescue groups across the country to manage the dogs they receive with anxiety, fear and excitement issues. Your Thundershirt donation will be put to excellent use helping to transition one of our wonderful dogs back to a forever home. Where: Petique, thundershirt.azhumane.org Cost: $27 - $30.75 (online orders ship free)
The Arizona Humane Society opens a new, larger thrift store at the Pepperwood Plaza in Tempe
he AHS thrift stores have been an integral part of the organization’s success, generating $185,000 in revenue last year alone. In an effort to reach more customers, we closed the South Mountain store on September 24 and opened a new store in the Pepperwood Plaza at Baseline and Hardy in Tempe. The 8,500 square foot space is more than twice the size of the old store, and was the former home to two successful thrift stores who moved to even larger spaces. With better visibility and accessibility, it is expected to attract new customers while
remaining convenient to many of our existing supporters. The Tempe thrift store will accept and resell new and gently used clothing, furniture, appliances, home goods, pet supplies, books and much more. All proceeds from thrift store sales directly benefit our lifesaving programs and services for homeless animals. You can start donating and shopping at the new location right away, as the doors opened in October! A grand opening will be held on November 11, during which customers can enjoy 50% off all merchandise at both of our thrift stores and many free items at the Tempe location. Interested in donating items to the Arizona Humane Society thrift stores? Please make sure your items are in new or gently used condition and all electronics and appliances are in working order. Donations can be dropped off at any of our thrift store or shelter locations. For more information, hours and locations, visit azhumane.org.
Petopia, AHS’ retail and adoption center at Desert Sky Mall, just celebrated its one year anniversary and its 600th adoption! Over the past year, Petopia has been home to some of the most inspirational pets whose stories of survival have inspired many and this special day was no different. Just ask Misty, a one-year-old pit bull, who was the victim of a severe sunburn and Trig, a fivepound, 12-week-old dog attack victim. While Trig came to AHS as a stray, Misty was turned in when her owner could not afford her medical care. Despite their battle wounds, their resilience and spirit were exactly what Petopia needed on that special day. Made possible through an amazing partnership with Macerich (formerly Westcor), both Petopia and Petique in Biltmore Fashion Park offer people the opportunity to interact with a few of the many homeless animals who enter the Arizona Humane Society each year. And with over 600 adoptions at Petopia and nearly 1,500 adoptions at Petique, it seems we may be on to something. Learn more at azhumane.org/shop.
PLANNED GIFTS IN ACTION
escued animals have been a part of our family all our adult lives. Each of the pets we’ve adopted, rescued or fostered have affected us in their own wonderful way. We realize how dependent they are upon humans, to give them a second chance to find a connection with a person or family who will love and care for them the rest of their lives. Through volunteering and fostering animals with AHS, we believe AHS programs do an excellent job of giving animals that chance to connect with their ‘forever’ family. We have been so touched - many times - by the impact AHS has in giving a second chance to rescued animals. While we donate to AHS each year, we wanted to find a way to extend our support for many years to come. The planned giving program provides us with opportunity. We are proud to be members of the Legacy Circle so that we can help AHS continue their mission.” - Cheryl Wyatt and John Wenderski
Cher yl and John with their cat, Kirby and their dog, Harriet MacGregor.
Members of our Legacy Circle ensure the future of the Arizona Humane Society and thousands of animals in need by including us in their final giving plans. A planned gift allows these individuals to enjoy the benefits of a gift to charity while making a powerful statement about their love of animals.
CHOOSE A WAY TO REMEMBER AHS
LET US KNOW
Planned gifts allow you to enjoy the benefits of a gift to charity while making a powerful statement about your love of animals. Legacy donors choose to remember us in many ways: » N ame AHS as a beneficiary in a Will or Living Trust » M ake a gift of cash or appreciated securities to establish a charitable gift annuity with AHS » C reate a charitable remainder trust (CRT) and name AHS as the beneficiary » Name AHS as the beneficiary of a paid life insurance policy or retirement account
Let AHS know that you’ve included us in your plans by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (602) 997-7586, option 5. We’ll ask how you’d like to be recognized for your commitment.
LET PEOPLE KNOW Communicate your plans to your attorney, financial advisor, family and friends. Our legal name is Arizona Humane Society, our legal address is 1521 West Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041 and our federal tax ID number is 86-0135567.
PLAN FOR YOUR PETS Enroll your pets in our Continuing Care program. This program is available for Legacy Circle members to help pet parents plan for their animal companions’ future, should they be left behind.
REST EASY Feel secure in your decision. Planned gifts have helped us care for hundreds of thousands of animals through our low-cost programs, rescues and clinics for 55 years. With a yearly operating budget of $12 million, we’re proud that 85 cents of every dollar received goes directly to these programs and services. Learn more at plannedgiving.azhumane.org.
Donations in Action An adoptable dog cools off on the new splash pad!
hanks to a generous gift in memory of Mary J. Leader from her family and friends, AHS recently completed a much-needed upgrade to our Sunnyslope facility exercise yards. The Mary J. Leader Dog Exercise Yards boast grass to replace gravel, block walls to replace chain link fencing, an awning to provide shade, a misting system, and a “splash pad” water feature for dogs to keep cool. These renovations greatly reduce temperatures in the yards and provide a lush, fun place for dogs to play and interact with potential adopters and AHS volunteers. Both the environment and the added interaction play key roles in reducing instances of kennel stress. The exercise yard remodeling was the second phase of a three-part project made possible by the gift. The first phase of the project, remodeling of the Mary J. Leader Get-Acquainted Area for dogs and their adoptive families, was completed in early April of 2010. Remodeling of the dog kennels represents the third phase of the project, scheduled for completion in early 2014. “Mary was a strong advocate for companion animals in the Valley,” said Ms. Leader’s brother, Edwin P. Leader, of Tampa, Fl. “Our family and Mary’s friends made this gift to honor Mary’s memory, her love and compassion for animals, and her long-time support of AHS.” Ms. Leader passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2004, at the age of 54. At the time of her death, she served as senior vice president of external affairs and chief legal officer of TriWest Healthcare Alliance. In 1981, Ms. Leader was noted to be the first woman partner in a major Arizona law firm when she worked for Snell & Wilmer. She also served as policy adviser for Health and Human Services to Arizona Governor
Fife Symington. In 2000, she was recognized as one of the top 100 outstanding women and minority lawyers in the history of Arizona by the Maricopa County Bar Association. Ms. Leader was a dedicated community volunteer, serving on the boards of numerous Valley nonprofit organizations. She was also a past president of the Junior League of Phoenix and the Arizona Women’s Forum. “This generous gift in Mary Leader’s honor makes a strong statement about Mary’s love of animals and her support of community organizations in the Valley,” said Guy Collison, AHS executive director. “We are honored to receive this gift from her friends and family, which has improved the adoption experience, increased adoptions of homeless pets and enriched the animals’ lives while in our care. AHS continues to be the leader in animal welfare in Arizona and we are grateful for the amazing supporters who make that possible.”
Honor or remember your loved one Honor or remember your loved one, human or pet, with a one-of-a-kind tribute gift at our Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion. A tribute gift at our Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, nestled at the base of beautiful South Mountain, is the perfect way to honor or remember your loved one. Choose from bricks, garden plaques, benches, and now Buddy Wall plaques, our newest tribute gift option. The Buddy Wall runs the length of our indoor adoption floor, so every visitor can see your personalized tribute to your buddy. Customized with your own color photograph and four lines of your text, our brushed silver Buddy Wall plaque serves as an everlasting tribute to your favorite friend. Plaques are $300 each and all tribute gifts can be ordered online at tributes.azhumane.org.
Are you having trouble selling your truck or boat? Too costly to repair your car? Tired of your gas-guzzler? Donate your car, truck, van or boat to the Arizona Humane Society! It’s fast, easy, tax-deductible, and your donation helps hundreds of homeless animals in Arizona. Funds raised from vehicle and boat donations directly benefit animals by providing rescue, medical treatment, food and shelter until these homeless pets find their new forever home. Call (602) 997-7586 x1034 to learn more and make your vehicle donation today.
WALK IN OUR SHOES
A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to care for 44,000 animals a year... one day at a time. It is barely even light outside and the Arizona Humane Society’s animal care team is already hard at work at both the Campus for Compassion and Sunnyslope facilities, cleaning kennels, watering animals and distributing fresh bedding from the laundry room that never seems to sleep. They immediately get to work on deep cleaning the nearly 700 AHS kennels before they embark on the daily feeding schedule as they prepare for the approximately 121 new arrivals that enter our shelter each day. Charles Staples, a member of the animal care team, stops to give extra love to one of his favorite dogs and his shelter buddy, Lena, a five-year-old Great Dane.
Just as the animal care team is gearing up for the day, so too are our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ and field investigation crew. EAMT Marisa McHugh makes her first stop at a hospital kennel to check on Audrey and Singlebell, two poodles she rescued several days ago whose coats were so matted, they had to be completely shaved in our Second Chance Animal Hospital™. Their cleanshaven, little bodies revealed open sores and demodex (mange). But Marisa smiles because she knows they’ve come a long way in just a few days and they are on the road to recovery. They are among the lucky ones. She grabs the evidence bags full of fur and sits down to call Detective Berry regarding the case.
Meanwhile, a long line of responsible pet owners has formed outside of AHS’ public clinics as pet owners eagerly await check-in for their pets’ low-cost spay and neuter surgeries. Veterinarians Dr. Bruce Bean and Dr. James Baker, along with their team, will spend the day spaying and neutering as many as 40 owned pets while Dr. Lewis and the shelter surgery team spay and neuter another 60 to 80 shelter pets so they can head to the adoption floor.
The blinds are lifted and doors opened to the admissions lobby as a line of people wait to turn in stray animals or surrender their own pets because they simply can’t care for them anymore. Emotions run high as they say goodbye to their companions. Ramona Hall, one of our admissions staff, assures them that we will find them the best homes possible for their beloved pets.
The stray cat hold area is already filled to half of its capacity as cats and kittens are dropped off by the dozens. And we have only been open for 30 minutes. Admissions specialist Jim Dougherty completes the intake paperwork as vet tech Carla Garry begins administering vaccines. Adoptions doesn’t open for another 45 minutes, but the alternative placement team is already hard at work trying to place lost pets with their owners. This morning, among others, is Scratch, a tuxedo cat who was dropped off by a Good Samaritan from Tolleson. Unlike many of the strays that enter AHS’ doors, Scratch has a microchip and alternative placement coordinator, Jen Geleott has managed to track down Scratch’s owners. They are in disbelief upon receiving her phone call. It turns out that Scratch went missing two years ago when the Ainsa family was still living in Tolleson. The family, who has since relocated to Tucson, jumps in their car to make the two-hour journey to Sunnyslope for what we can only expect to be an emotional and happy reunion. Just around the corner, Second Chance Animal Hospital receives a call from EAMT Tami Murillo, who is just minutes away with a suspected victim of animal cruelty. Vets and vet techs meet Tami outside at the ambulance to find a 6-month-old Pit Bull mix with his ears severed in what appears to be the result of an attempt to crop his ears with scissors. With bloody, blistered and dirt-filled ears, the poor guy relies on vet tech Angie Lackmann to ease his suffering. This case hits close to home for Angie whose own dog, Bentley, was the victim of animal cruelty. As Angie cleans him up and prepares the puppy for
Cover Story surgery, Tami has resumed her investigative paperwork but is interrupted by a call from the field dispatch office. Several pets have been abandoned at a foreclosed home in Phoenix.
Tami heads back out on the road for her second rescue of the day. On her way out, she passes Dr. Kathleen Croteau and vet tech Edward Rine as they head to the isolation ward to check on some ailing pet patients. Careful not to spread disease to other animals in the shelter, they both put on special scrubs and booties and step in bleach solution before entering the ward. They first check on the cats, many of whom are suffering from upper respiratory infections (URI), much like a cold. Dr. Croteau confirms that two of the kittens in isolation have fully recovered and says that Edward can move them to the adoption floor today. Then they pay a visit to Casino, a Pit Bull puppy who was confiscated from a home by our EAMTs. He, too, is recovering from a cold. Fortunately, the isolation ward is situated in its own building with its own separate ventilation system, allowing sick pets to recover without spreading illness to other pets waiting to be adopted.
11:45 a.m. Arrangements are being made to move the kittens from isolation to adoptions, which is already buzzing with potential adopters. Kristin Davidson, Sunnyslope adoptions manager, is standing by as she waits for Tamara, Josh and Gracie Gable to arrive. The Gable family has been working with Kristin for months in their search for the perfect dog whose fur won’t disturb Gracie’s asthma. It looks like Noodles, a Maltese / Brussels Griffon mix, is the perfect match. Noodles is one happy dog, but he’s not the only one celebrating. It just happens to be Gracie Gable’s seventh birthday and the whole family got a gift today! 12:30 p.m.
Gracie isn’t the only one who will leave AHS with her best friend today. Just as Gracie and Noodles walk out the door together, the Ainsa family walks in to find Scratch, their beloved cat whom they haven’t seen in two years. They are overjoyed to see that he is safe and sound and they can’t wait to get him back home.
2:00 p.m. Volunteers Frank Varela and Sandi Huffman arrive at Sunnyslope with their line-up cards detailing the special four-legged guests who will be appearing on today’s taping of Pets on Parade. They meet quickly with the show’s host and AHS media specialist, Ashliegh Goebel, who is fine-tuning the script for this week’s episode. They rush off to get everyone - four cats, four kittens, one puppy, seven dogs and one
bunny - loaded into the transport van. In just 30 minutes, everyone has settled in comfortably and transport driver Mike Gogolan is en route to 3TV.
Not everyone gets to enjoy the air conditioned television studio, however, as maintenance tech John Porter works tenaciously on play yard renovations. Today, a splash pad, for the dogs to cool down in, is getting installed and AHS staff may even be more excited than their furry counterparts. Why? Because this means the dogs now have more room to play, let loose and chill out, literally.
There is more excitement back in Second Chance Animal Hospital where Dr. Leo Egar has just completed a remarkable surgery on a nine-month-old Lab mix. Under tragic circumstances, Hanni suffered a severe injury to her leg, which has now required amputation. While in surgery, Hanni gave everyone a scare when she unexpectedly went into respiratory and cardiac arrest. Thankfully, Dr. Egar and his experienced team were quick to react, performing CPR and two blood transfusions, and saving the day... and a life.
This lifesaving work is evident throughout adoptions where the Williams family of Phoenix has been perusing the dog kennels. They are overjoyed when they come across Babushka, a Cocker Spaniel and her nearly-blind companion, Rubi. These two dogs were surrendered by their owners, and are now on the buddy system to ensure they don’t get separated in their new journey. The Williams family has fallen in love with the unlikely pair and adoptions counselor Ana Catalanotte helps them to their car. With their two new four-legged family members in tow, the entire family is grinning ear to ear as they pull out of the parking lot.
Slowly, people filter out of the adoptions and admissions lobbies as the day draws to an end. Behind the scenes, this evening’s animal care team begins making their rounds. Tomorrow will be full of 121 more animals and hopefully just as many happy endings. Every day at the Arizona Humane Society is different. But one thing is for sure, miracles happen in every building, down every hallway, and around every corner. All of us would be unable to come to this amazing place every day without the community’s support of our mission, programs and services. Thank you for making our days as special as each of the homeless animals we are blessed to share our time with.
Programs & Services
Jerry and his new friend Max.
Arizona Humane Society launches full-service veterinary clinic for community pet owners ince 1957, the Arizona Humane Society has fostered the belief that every pet deserves a good life. It is that belief that compels AHS to not only do what is best for pets, but also the people in their lives. Over the years, as the economy weakened, we began to see an increase in pets being surrendered to the shelter simply because owners could no longer
afford their pets’ medical care. As a leader in animal welfare, AHS continuously strives to bring the community critical and thoughtful programs and services for their pets. Our unique full-service clinic broadens the scope and standards of care that these pets receive in an effort to decrease our intake numbers while increasing owner retention and the quality of life for their pets.
WHAT ARE AHS EXPANDED VET SERVICES?
WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF SERVICES?
Our full-service, reduced-cost clinic accommodates those who may not be able to afford comprehensive veterinary care for their cat or dog. Our intent is not to replace full-service clinics, but to provide people who are facing the difficult decision of having to surrender their pets due to medical conditions the option of affordable vet care.
HOW ARE THESE SERVICES FUNDED?
These services are made possible by private donations and grants. If you would like to help us continue to offer these services to the community, please contact our major gifts officer at (602) 997-7586 ext. 1136.
WHERE IS THE FULL-SERVICE CLINIC LOCATED?
Part of the Margaret McAllister Brock LowCost Clinic at AHS’ Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, the clinic is located at 1521 W. Dobbins Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please call (602) 997-7586 ext. 1064 to schedule an appointment.
PREVENTATIVE CARE ORTHOPEDICS DERMATOLOGY
DIGITAL RADIOLOGY DENTISTRY OPTHAMOLOGY
Costs are moderately priced but vary depending on your pet’s weight, age, gender, and medical condition. Please contact the clinic receptionist at (602) 997-7586 ext. 1064 for further pricing information.
ARE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
Due to the already reduced service fees, other discounted fees will not apply. However, AHS will work with individuals to ensure that they can receive the proper and necessary care for their pet.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
We do not accept checks; however, cash and all major credit cards are accepted. Please bring valid Arizona ID card, driver’s license or passport. The Arizona Humane Society’s ability to offer a full range of affordable veterinary services to the public is made possible, in part, by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. A generous grant of $100,000 from the Trust allowed us to purchase radiology equipment, lead shielding, a dental machine, surgical instruments, and start-up supplies of medication and medical consumables - all critical in providing these services to the public. For more information, please visit vetservices.azhumane.org.
INTERNAL MEDICINE REFERRALS
When Max, a rescued Labrador/Sharpei mix came to the Arizona Humane Society, he was suffering from a severe snake bite wound. With his head swollen to twice its normal size, our vets worked tirelessly to save Max’s life. AHS staff members noticed that not only was Max desperately needing a friend, but they also noticed something very special in Max and contacted Soldier’s Best Friend, a relatively new nonprofit organization founded by veterinarian, Dr. John Burnham. Soldier’s Best Friend partners homeless animals with war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is one of 125 different alternative placement programs and organizations that AHS works with to place animals by means other than traditional adoptions. Just like Max, when Jerry Sweet came to Soldier’s Best Friend, he too was suffering and in need of a friend. Having served in the Vietnam War and the recipient of not one, but two Purple Hearts after being shot twice, Jerry suffers from PTSD and often prefers to be alone as being in public can often be overwhelming. However, since becoming a part of Soldier’s Best Friend, who Jerry states has “put his life back together,” Jerry and Max have found exactly what they were both in need of and have become inseparable. “He is just a part of me,” said Jerry. “You don’t just have Jerry, you have Jerry and Max.” In addition to making Jerry feel comfortable and raising his self-esteem in public, Max also wakes Jerry out of his very vocal PTSD nightmares and now Jerry can’t imagine life without Max. “He is everything to me - he is a dog, a friend, a companion. I live my life around him.”
LABORATORY including complete blood counts (CBC), blood chemistry profiles, electrolytes, urinalysis, intestinal parasite screening, cytology, heartworm disease and feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency virus (FeLV/FIV) testing
Protecting pets from cold weather After facing triple digit temperatures all summer long it may be hard to imagine the weather turning cold, but whether spending the winter in Arizona or traveling to frigid climates for the holidays, there are a few simple tips to keep your pets warm this winter season.
» Keep pets indoors. All pets should be kept indoors, but especially puppies and kittens as their bodies aren’t developed enough for the cold weather. Small breeds may even require a sweater for added warmth. » Provide shelter for outdoor pets. If you must keep your pet outside, adequate outdoor shelter and plenty of bedding is a must. Appropriate shelter will protect her from the wind, rain or snow and lots of dry, warm bedding and blankets will help to keep her warm. Make sure to replace her bedding immediately after any wet weather. » Do not decrease food intake. Feed your pet an ample amount of food as the extra calories will also help keep her warm. » Keep harmful chemicals out of reach. Many people use chemicals like antifreeze during the colder months. Keep this and other chemicals out of pet’s reach as they are extremely dangerous and can lead to death if ingested. » Check for stowaways. Cats will often crawl into recently parked car engines to keep warm. Tap the hood of your car and sound the horn before starting your car to ensure that no furry felines are camping out in the engine.
Use proper identification. Whether staying or going, make sure all pets have proper identification and are microchipped with updated contact information. If your pet does make the trip, consider getting your pet an additional tag with the temporary address of where you are staying just to be safe.
Do some research. Plane, train or automobile - no matter what form of transportation you take, make sure to do your research ahead of time regarding the specific guidelines set in place, such as acceptable crate and carrier sizes and mandatory paperwork (i.e. health certificates). If your pet gets too stressed to travel, it may be best to make other arrangements for them over the holiday season as they should enjoy the holidays just as much as you. Visit your vet. Be sure to pay a visit to your veterinarian before your departure to ensure your pet is in good health. In addition, many airlines will require health certificates which your vet can provide prior to your trip.
Be prepared. Plan your lodging arrangement ahead of time to ensure there are pet-friendly accommodations and make sure to bring your pet’s food, treats, favorite toys and bedding to make him extra comfortable. Take your pet’s heath certificate with you in the event that he needs to see a vet while away. It’s also a good idea to be aware of the location of the nearest emergency animal hospital at your travel destination, should any problems arise.
Stick with the routine. Try to keep your pet’s routine on track by sticking to his regular food, scheduled feeding times, walks, etc. Also, keep human holiday treats and foods out of reach.
Keep an eye on your pet. Never leave your pet unattended. Just as you would never leave a child alone in a car or other dangerous place, you should never leave your pet alone either. With the heightened stress of traveling to a strange place, he needs you be with him to reassure him that he is safe.
1,800 MILES Kentucky’s 10-year-old Sarah Palmer traveled 1,800 miles to attend our Camp Compassion and to meet her heroes, AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ Sarah Palmer with her grandparents’ dog, Lovey.
arah Palmer, a 10-year old from Kentucky, has loved animals all of her life. So, it didn’t surprise her parents, Sandra and Walter Palmer, when she fell in love with Animal Planet’s Animal Cops Phoenix, featuring Arizona Humane Society’s Emergency Animal Medical Technicians and investigators, all the way from Kentucky! Just imagine Sarah’s excitement when she learned that her father would be heading to Phoenix on a business trip. She made her father promise to stop by the AHS shelter where Animal Cops Phoenix was filmed and snap a picture of himself in front of the infamous shelter sign often shown on television. He agreed, but she had already come up with an even better idea while browsing the AHS website. What if she came with her dad on his trip and attended AHS’ summer camp, Camp Compassion? It didn’t take long to convince her parents and soon enough it became a family affair with all three planning to travel to Phoenix the week of July 25 to attend summer camp, meet AHS’ EAMTs™
and visit the animal shelter that she has fallen in love with from 1,800 miles away. Closer to home, Sarah has been unable to have a pet of her own due to the family’s allergies, but her reprieve has been visiting her grandparents’ house where she spends her time walking their precious dog, Lovey. Seeing the pure joy and happiness that Lovey brings Sarah was enough for Sandra to encourage her to watch Animal Planet. Little did she know that Sarah would come across Animal Cops Phoenix, an animal welfare reality show highlighting AHS’ field officers who investigate cases of animal cruelty; rescue sick and abused animals and fight for justice on their behalf. Although Sandra is often times “disturbed by the violence and cruelty on the show” she lets Sarah watch because “it also shows that this behavior is unacceptable, intolerable and often, illegal.” And Sarah agrees: “It’s horrible that people do such bad things to animals. It doesn’t make sense to me that people don’t take care of their animals.” Sarah has some advice for kids her age and for all people. “Treat your animal like a friend. You need to take responsibility for them.” A message that was surely repeated during Camp Compassion and one we couldn’t have said any better ourselves.
Sarah meets her heroes, the EAMTs.
Critter Crafters DATE: Saturday, December 10, 2011 TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. LOCATION: AHS’ Campus for Compassion TUITION: $35 per camper In our Critter Crafters Humane Edventure, day campers will create memorable holiday gifts for family members and participate in helping our shelter animals to find forever homes! They will also visit the horses in our barn, meet a special animal visitor, deliver treats for some of our shelter animals and even have the opportunity to select the name of at least one (maybe more!) of our shelter animals during this action-packed day! For more information and to register your camper online, visit humaneed.azhumane.org
ATTENTION, TEACHERS! Would you like to supplement your lesson plan with a visit from our Humane Educators? Contact our Humane Education department to schedule a free presentation! email@example.com
Perfect for anyone who has just brought a new pet into their lives. Follow these steps and create a scrapbook full of memories to last a lifetime! Tools & Materials: » G ood-quality post-bound scrapbook or photo album with acid-free archival » » » » » » »
pages P hoto corners D ecorative scissors or hole punches A cid-free, photo-safe background paper R ibbon G lue dots A cid-free double-sided tape or invisible vellum tape L abels
Pet Scrapbook How-To: For each page, begin by developing a layout, selecting a dominant item, and experimenting with the placement of the surrounding memorabilia until you achieve the desired effect. Be sure to choose background colors that complement your items, and don’t be afraid to crop your photographs to create a better composition. In general, it’s easiest to work from the bottom up, so be sure to start with the background elements. Here are some ideas of items to place in the scrapbook: » Pedigree, if a purebred, or adoption papers if a rescue » Any photos from the breeder or shelter -- or even a classified ad » Photos of the parents and littermates, if available
ID tags That tiny first collar A piece of a beloved but chewed-up toy M emories of your first meeting, written on the page itself or on an attached tag » The box top from a favorite food or treat
» » » »
Tips: Scrapbooking is a freewheeling craft, but there is one rule: If you’re displaying original photos or documents, select papers and adhesives that are acid-free or, better yet, archival. Translucent interleaving will offer additional protection to photos over time. Consider using high-quality photocopies while keeping your original photos, documents, and other valued items in a light-safe, acid-free box. When affixing photographs, avoid placing an adhesive in the center, as it can warp the surface and create craters. Try an invisible vellum tape, which adheres very well and barely shows behind sheer paper. If you do any writing, use a pigment ink rather than a dye ink, as it lasts far longer. This activity is from marthastewart.com. To view this project online with links to other helpful scrapbooking and crafts tips, visit kidscorner.azhumane.org.
AHS TEEN VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Teen Volunteer Steven Soto, pictured here with a canine friend from the shelter, started helping at the Arizona Humane Society a year ago when encouraged to do so by his teacher. When the school year ended and he graduated from McClintock High School this past spring, he continued spending time at the shelter, becoming a real asset in our adoption area. When asked why volunteering is important to him, Steven says that he loves playing with the animals, being outside in nature, and “showing people how
friendly and nice Pit Bull Terriers are!” Steven also firmly states that he prefers to use his spare time helping the animals and making friends with other animal advocates, rather than playing video games or watching television. (That’s what we like to hear!) Now, in his role as an adoption volunteer, Steven regularly works alongside co-volunteers of all ages, most of whom are older than himself. We asked Steven for his perspective on this, and he took a philosophical view, seeing his older co-volunteers as mentors. “They teach me a lot about the animals, stuff I don’t know yet. They also teach me how to talk to people.” Hands down, though, Steven says that the coolest part of volunteering at AHS is that “it’s like a family here; everyone helps each other out.” Thank you, Steven, for all you do for the animals, and for being a part of the AHS Family! For information on volunteering at AHS, visit volunteer.azhumane.org.
Compassion in Action
The Light Rail wrap was one of Project 121’s innovative media outlets.
PROJECT 121 & PET TELETHON WHAT: AHS’ 14th Annual Compassion with Fashion WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2012 WHERE: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
A ground-breaking community engagement and fundraising initiative, Project 121: Action for Animals inspired thousands of animal lovers to take action to combat the pet overpopulation crisis in our community and to support the 121 animals who enter our shelter doors daily. With a heartfelt call to action, a multi-channel communication and fundraising approach over the course of six weeks, and the support of amazing corporate sponsors and partners, Project 121 centered around the stories of seven animals – the “Faces of Project 121” – courageous dogs and cats who represent resiliency, hope, the joy of pets, and the compassionate spirit that we all share. The campaign raised a record $450,000. The campaign leveraged strategic partnerships and targeted promotional executions to form an integrated, multi-pronged outreach effort to unite the community in support of AHS including: A community kick-off rally; marketing and promotional efforts including website, light rail wrap, retail signage, unique television advertising and PSAs; Friends Asking Friends online fundraising; first-ever point of sale partnership with AJ’s Fine Foods; and our campaign culminated with the 13th annual Pet Telethon with a viewership of 50,000 Valley supporters. Project 121: Action for Animals made such an impact that it won a television Emmy award at the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Thank you to all of our supporters, sponsors and advocates who helped make Project 121: Action for Animals a huge success!
For 55 years, the Arizona Humane Society has fostered the belief that every pet deserves a good life. We believe All You Need is LOVE... and a pet, but at AHS we know that homeless dogs, cats and critters usually need a little more. Whether that’s a rescue by our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™, or some time to heal in one of our foster homes before adoption, AHS needs your Help! to provide our lifesaving services for animals. Set to the tunes of the Fab Four, we invite you to Come Together in support of homeless animals to enjoy a seated luncheon and costume fashion show. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption by way of a very special raffle, and you can bid on silent auction items that range from far-out to extraordinary. And this year’s champagne raffle, with only 100 tickets sold for $100 each on event day, feature an amazing must-have package. Compassion with Fashion is one of the most beloved events in the Valley, voted 2011’s “Best Annual Charity Event” by the readers of Arizona Foothills Magazine, and this year will be the biggest and best yet... peace, love and flower paw-er!
SPONSOR THE EVENT: Unique sponsorship packages ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 are available.
DONATE SILENT AUCTION ITEMS: The Silent Auction will include 100+ packages of items, with a minimum value of approximately $100 each. Popular packages include getaways; restaurant, golf or spa gift certificates; and unique, priceless experiences.
BUY RAFFLE TICKETS: This year’s Compassion with Fashion champagne raffle features an amazing must-have package. Tickets will sell for $100 each on event day only.
PURCHASE A TABLE: Event seating will be as follows: 100 tables of 10 starting at $1,500 and going to $10,000 with premium runway seating offered to the highest table levels. Individual tickets are available for $150 each.
JOIN CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: You may make an additional gift starting at the $1,000 level to join AHS’ Circle of Friends. Proceeds support our spay and neuter efforts as we fight to combat the pet overpopulation crisis in Arizona.
MAKE A CASH DONATION: Donations in any amount are accepted and support AHS’ programs and services for homeless animals. For more information, call our development department at (602) 997-7586 ext. 1039 or visit cwf.azhumane.org.
Compassion in Action
This holiday season, AHS can’t help but reflect on the past events and animals that helped shape 2011. From car engine rescues to tearful reunions to emergency response efforts, AHS’ resources have been in constant demand. As pet overpopulation in our community continues to rise and economic conditions continue to fall, that demand is higher than ever. This holiday season you can make a difference in the life of an animal who otherwise would have had no where and no one to turn to. But, because of your support animals who were once homeless are now home for the holidays. In a time when consistency is hard to come by there is one constant that remains - AHS is saving the lives of thousands of animals... because of people like you.
Helps provide one EAMT™ with life-saving fluid therapy supplies for an animal suffering from severe trauma. AHS Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™, rush to the aid of sick and injured animals throughout the Valley, investigate animal cruelty cases, and serve as the state’s designated responder during natural disasters. The EAMT program is the only one of its kind in the state of Arizona, responding to approximately 22,000 calls annually.
Helps provide vaccinations, food, blankets and toys for two animals for a week. Each animal who comes through our doors is vaccinated and then placed into a kennel with warm bedding, fresh water, healthy food and toys to ease their stress. AHS may not provide all the comforts of a forever home, but you can help make two shelter animals’ lives comfortable and happy while they are in our care.
Helps to spay or neuter one cat and one dog. Maricopa County is home to one of the most extreme pet overpopulation crises in the United States. AHS leads the fight against pet overpopulation through shelter surgeries, spay/neuter public clinics, and unique community programs, and we need your help to reduce the number of homeless animals suffering on our streets each day.
5 $ 29
Covers the average cost to care for an animal until he is adopted. AHS takes in
an average of 121 animals each day, at an average cost of $295 for spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, food and toys for a healthy pet until he is adopted. Your donation of $295 will truly change the life of a homeless animal.
Helps cover the cost to repair an animal’s major leg fracture in our Second Chance Animal Hospital™. Our Second Chance Animal Hospital, the largest shelter-based trauma center in the southwest, uses advanced technology and equipment to provide care to sick and injured animals. Last year over 12,700 animals were treated in Second Chance.
Helps save the life of one severely injured animal. $1,000 pays for the average surgery and intensive care of an animal in dire need of advanced, life-saving medical treatment in our Second Chance Animal Hospital. Your $1,000 gift gives an injured or abused animal a second chance at life. To make a donation, please use the enclosed envelope or visit azhumane.org. To discuss AHS’ critical needs and how your gift of over $1,000 will impact the lives of animals in need, call our Major Gifts Officer at (602) 997-7586 ext. 1136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s easy to create your own fundraising page for Home for the Holidays: Give the Gift of Hope. You can easily send emails to your friends, family and co-workers, take donations securely online, and track your progress in real
COMMUNITY SUPPORT HELPS FUND NEARLY
3,000 SPAY & NEUTER SURGERIES Last year, 94,889 animals entered Valley shelters. Of those, only 46,322 found their forever homes. At AHS, we take in an average of 121 animals per day. That equates to an animal every four minutes and over 44,000 annually. Last year alone, AHS’ intake numbers were up 11 percent from 2009. And 2011 is proving to be more of the same. We are facing a serious pet overpopulation crisis in our community, and the only solution is to spay and neuter our pets. As the leading animal welfare agency in the state, AHS is committed to ending pet overpopulation by offering spay and neuter services that are affordable and accessible to all pet owners. Last year we implemented two innovative programs - SNIP (Spay/Neuter Incentive Program), which offers more than 70% off the already low cost of our services to those receiving state assistance, and One Spay at a Time, a program that allows our field officers to offer free spay/neuter services to pet owners whose homes they are called to. Because of generous gifts from our Circle of Friends and corporate partners, plus funding from grants for programs like SNIP and One Spay at a Time, we have been able to provide nearly 3,000 subsidized spay and neuter surgeries this year to pet owners in need of financial assistance. For information on spay and neuter programs, or to become a member of Circle of Friends, visit azhumane.org.
time! You can even integrate your page with Facebook and Twitter so all of your contacts can see what you are doing for the animals at Arizona Humane Society and get their support. Learn more and register at azhumane.org.
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Holiday eCards Send your holiday cards online this year! Arizona Humane Society’s eCards feature our beloved shelter pets with festive designs. eCards start at just $5, which you can send to up to 20 friends. To view all eCard options and start sending today, visit ecards.azhumane.org.
We’ve just added some new necklaces to our Charity Charms collection! These sterling silver pendants come with a durable rubber cord and they go with just about everything. Necklaces are available for $20 at Petique at Biltmore Fashion Park and the Pet Emporium.
Be a driving force in the battle against pet overpopulation! Arizona’s pet-friendly license plate is available for $25 a year online at servicearizona.com or by calling the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division nearest you. $17 from the sale of each plate helps to pay for spay and neuter services for dogs and cats throughout Arizona.
Critter Credit Available in any amount you choose, the Critter Credit™ Gift Card can be used for any Arizona Humane Society service or fee, including pet adoption, spay/ neuter or wellness services and special event tickets. Available at any of our adoption locations.
Locations // Services Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion Adoptions // Public Clinic // Pet Emporium 1521 W Dobbins Rd Phoenix, AZ 85041 (602) 997-7586
Sunnyslope Admissions // Adoptions // Public Clinic // Thrift Store // EAMT™ 9226 N 13th Ave // 1311 W Hatcher Rd Phoenix, AZ 85021 (602) 997-7585
Petique at Biltmore Fashion Park
Petopia at Desert Sky Mall
Adoptions // Retail 2502 E Camelback Rd, Ste 167 Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 957-3113
Adoptions // Retail 7611 W Thomas Rd, Ste F008 Phoenix, AZ 85033 (623) 245-6475
Tempe Thrift Store
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Shop // Donate 755 W Baseline Rd Tempe, AZ 85226 (480) 366-4617
Pet Finder // Donate // Learn // Share www.azhumane.org twitter.com/azhumane facebook.com/pages/Arizona-Humane-Society youtube.com/user/ArizonaHumaneSociety
Emergency Ambulance / EAMT™ Service Sick & Injured Strays // Report Animal Cruelty Daily 8am - 7pm, 365 days a year (602) 997-7585, ext. 2073
Published on Oct 31, 2011
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