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Getting the word out

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.

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

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

Press Releases and Video News Releases

TUCSON, AZ – (September 22nd 2020)

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) took in 17 dogs today from a home where nearly 100 dogs were discovered. Around 90 dogs were found alive in the 700-square foot Casa Grande home and were voluntarily surrendered to the City of Casa Grande Animal Care and Adoption Center by the owner. The investigation is ongoing.

Staff members from HSSA transferred 17 dogs out of the Casa Grande shelter after being asked to assist. The dogs arrived at HSSA in decent health, but were scared, thin, and covered in feces.

The dogs will be processed and given thorough medical and behavior evaluations before eventually going up for adoption. Kim Ward, HSSA Animal Services Supervisor, says, “First things first, they are getting a bath. After that we will do their medical assessments and vaccinations. When they are ready for adoption, these dogs will need patience and time to adjust to a normal life where they don’t have to fight 90 other dogs for food. They’ll need time to learn that humans aren’t scary and can be a safety net for them.”

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For additional information contact:
Hannah Terpening
Marketing Manager, Humane Society of Southern Arizona
520-327-6088, ext. 146

About The Humane Society of Southern Arizona:
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona has served over 1 million pets since 1944. We take in pets from all over Southern Arizona, assisting smaller shelters by taking in hard-to-place pets and pets with serious medical needs – pets who might not otherwise have a chance at life. We heal their bodies and their hearts, and help them find loving forever homes. We believe in the power of community. Find out all the ways we can help you at our website,


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. HSSA's Public Relations Coordinator, Hannah Carl, features adoptable pets as well as upcoming HSSA initiatives. 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 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 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