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The Humane Society of Southern Arizona continually strives to make our community one where all pets are cared for and loved. We publish a quarterly newsletter and an annual report, and we make regular appearances on local media.

Press Releases and Video News Releases

Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) Hosts Adoption Party for Baby Rats

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 28, 2024) – After rescuing and caring for over 150 baby rats, HSSA is excited to announce that 46 of these little friends are ready to find loving homes.

On April 23, the Town of Marana Animal Services officers found 158 baby rats abandoned behind a grocery store and brought them to HSSA. Since then, HSSA has worked around-the-clock with partners from Marana, Pima Community College’s veterinary technician program, and experts in small animal care to save as many of their little lives as possible.

Orphaned neonatal rats are extremely fragile, and these rats were found in a particularly precarious situation. Despite the HSSA’s team’s diligent work to syringe feed the tiniest babies, 37 of the most vulnerable rats did not survive. At the same time, 60 of the rats rescued by HSSA grew big and strong enough to have been adopted, and now HSSA needs the community’s help to send the rest home!

Join HSSA this weekend to celebrate these tiny survivors and take a pair or trio of these smart and social creatures home. The first 20 adopters to visit the shelter during adoption hours on Saturday and Sunday will receive a FREE Baby Rat Starter Pack that will include food, care supplies and a multi-level rat condo to give them the best start to a great life. Valued at $200, these kits were made possible by support from two generous donors.

Adoption fees are $10 for a pair or $15 for a trio.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 2; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: HSSA Main Campus, 635 Roger Road, Tucson, AZ 85705

Press Conferences

Our Publications

Humanely Speaking

Our quarterly newsletter is the best source for news, information, and updates on all of our programs, services, and activities. Back issues of Humanely Speaking are available on Issuu.com.

You can receive new issues of Humanely Speaking in your mailbox! Donate now and be added to our newsletter mailing list.

Annual Reports

At the end of each calendar year, HSSA publishes an annual report. Each annual report contains our financial numbers for the previous year, operations statistics including our adoption rates and clinic procedures, as well as a retrospective of our major accomplishments in the last twelve months.

You can read our recent annual reports on Issuu.com.

Media Appearances

HSSA's Marketing Department visits with several local media outlets each week to spotlight our adoptable pets, discuss upcoming events, and topics related to our organization. Check out our schedule of media segments below and be sure to tune in!

KGUN9 - Morning Blend

Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

Fox Daybreak - Pet Pals

Wednesday at 9 a.m.

KHIT - 107.5 FM

Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.

KDRI - The Drive 101.7 FM

Tuesday and Wednesdays between 6am-7pm

Media Inquiries

For all media inquiries please contact our Marketing Department at marketing@hssaz.org or 520.321.3704, ext. 146.

Media Kits

Our media kits feature location-specific photos, text, and logo assets approved for media purposes. We also have high-resolution photos and 4K video we are happy to share with your media outlet. Please send requests for media assets to our Marketing Department at marketing@hssaz.org or 520.321.3704, ext. 146.

Downloadable Logos for Media Use

Note: Please do not distort, change proportions or aspect ratio, separate any element from, or otherwise compromise our logo design. Thank you!

If you need another file type, please contact our Marketing Department at marketing@hssaz.org.

HSSA logo full color