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Our 75th Anniversary

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Seventy-five years ago, the story of our forever home began with the goal of finding more humane ways to help homeless animals in our community. From this humble beginning, and for the next seventy-five years, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona has worked tirelessly to serve the homeless pets and the people who love them in Southern Arizona.

We're now moved into our new home and, over the past year, we've been eagerly preparing for our 75th Anniversary! We're proud to have served our community for so long. Join us in celebrating this milestone throughout 2019. Here's to another seventy-five years!

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Our 75th Anniversary Celebrations

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HSSA 75th Anniversary Banquet

Thank you to everyone who attended the banquet and to all of those who helped make the night special.

 75th Anniversary Banquet at the El Conquistador Hilton Resort beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th.

El Conquistador Hilton Resort

Saturday, July 13th

5 p.m.

We've been on an incredible journey over the last 75 years! Join us for an evening celebrating our history, dining, and fun. The banquet will be much more than just dinner and drinks! An inspired collection of items will be on display for the silent auction and the live auction portion of the evening will include artwork by Diana Maderas and more.

The guest speaker for the night will be Emmy Award-winning television personality Brandon McMillan of CBS's "Lucky Dog". McMillan is renowned for his animal training techniques and will provide a live demonstration. The night will also highlight a retrospective of our last 75 years, and a look to the future with a very special presentation about the New Beginnings Canine Program.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is proud to have the support of these amazing sponsors for our 75th Anniversary Banquet!

Diamond Sponsors
Tom & Linda Grissom
Gloria McCumber
Jim Click Automotive Group
Ashton Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors
Tom & Linda Grissom
CBIZ, Inc.

Crystal Sponsors
Silverado Rooter & Plumbing
Zack & Schmitz, PLC

Segment Sponsors
Central Pet
Arizona Sol Dog Lodge and Training Center
Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson
Tucson Appliance

In Kind Sponsors
Tito & Pep

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Win a Wedding Contest

Make our anniversary your anniversary!

Love is in the air, not in your wallet. Don’t miss your chance to win a wedding for you and your love! HSSA is turning 75 this year and in honor of us, we want to honor you. Simply upload a photo of you and your partner for a $10 donation, then ask your friends and family to vote. Each vote is only $1. The couple that receives the most votes by May 19th will win a wedding for 30 guests, styled by Eastland Alley Co., a cake, wedding dress and more! That’s right, we’re taking care of all the details for you, stress free, so Bridezillas need not apply.

The 75th Anniversary Win a Wedding contest has a winner!

Congratulations to Alexandra and Miguel! We would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and everyone who voted. We wish each couple the very best in their new lives together.

Win a Wedding WINNER

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona thanks each of these sponsors for their contributions. The Win a Wedding contest would not have been possible without the incredible support of these sponsors.

Floral & Event Decor
Eastland Alley Co.

Wedding Cake
Ambrosia Cakes

Dos Suenos

Wedding Dress
Free Ever After

Julius Schlosburg

Alex Steiniger

Chef Chic

Hacienda del Sol

Wedding Rings
Trinity Diamonds

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Patriots, Paws and Pages

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is hosting a very special edition of our Paws and Pages Literacy Program.

HSSA Main Campus

Thursday, July 4th

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Each year, 4th of July celebrations cause many of our community’s pets to experience anxiety and fear. This will be the first ever Paws and Pages event for adults to read to shelter pets! Active duty and veteran members of all branches of our armed forces and any adult who cares about reducing shelter pets’ stress levels during the holiday, can join us on July 4th from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. to read to shelter cats and dogs.

Every participant of this event can receive one FREE book from Bookman's donated library to read during the event and then take home!

We would like to thank these in-kind sponsors of Patriots, Paws and Pages!

In-Kind Sponsors

Amy's Donuts
Nothing Bundt Cakes



Family Fun Adoption Night

HSSA Main Campus

Friday, August 2nd

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments and face painting while visiting with adoptable puppies and kittens. Spin the prize wheel and enter our raffle. Learn about the Hand in Paw Kids Club and visit with our Pet VIP animals!

Adoption specials all weekend long at our Main Campus.

Woofdown 2019

Woofdown Wednesday

Woofdown Wednesday never tasted so good.

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday, July 17th

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

This year, Woofdown Wednesday is a part of our 75th Anniversary celebrations! We're partnering with the yummiest restaurants, eating establishments, and local businesses for a single day of Woofdown deliciousness.

Our 75th Anniversary edition of Woofdown Wednesday isn't just our biggest Woofdown ever, it's also the easiest!

Dine out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or all 3!) on Wednesday, July 17th at one of our participating Woofdown Wednesday restaurants and a portion of your meal purchase will go towards supporting the pets and programs of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Participating Restaurants

School's out. Let's party!

HSSA Main Campus

Friday, July 12th

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Along with our Pets  for Educators sponsored adoption event, our Educator Appreciation Week will feature the Top of the Class Teacher Social. If you're a teacher, educator, professor, or instructor in Southern Arizona, you're invited to join us on Friday, July 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our Main Campus.

Relax after the long school year and mingle with other TOP educators. Enjoy food and drinks, campus tours, humane curriculum materials, meet our ambassador pets and Pet VIP dogs. We'll have tote bags, books, and exclusive giveaways, too!

Thank you to these in-kind sponsors of the Top of the Class Teacher Social event!

In-Kind Sponsors

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange
Central Pet
Cactus Nursery Charitable Giving
AZ Zipline Adventures
Hacienda del Sol


HSSA's Educator Appreciation Week

HSSA Main Campus

July 7th - July 14th

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona's Education Department wants to celebrate the hard work and dedication of teachers and educators. As part of the festivities for our 75th anniversary, educators are invited to enjoy a week-long adoption event thanking Tucson's educators and teachers.

During our Pets for Educators adoption event, all pocket pet, cat, and dog adoption fees will be SPONSORED for all teachers who adopt a pet during the week of July 8th through July 14th at HSSA's Main Campus. Just show I.D. that indicates you are an educator to take advantage of the adoption special.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona wishes to thank these these amazing sponsors of our Pets for Educators event:

Adoption Sponsors
Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona
Truly Nolen
Mister Car Wash

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HSSA 75th Anniversary Time Capsule Dedication Ceremony

On the day of our incorporation seventy-five years ago, we reflect on our seventy-five year journey and fill a time capsule that will be opened on our 100th anniversary.

HSSA Main Campus

Thursday, July 11th

Join us at our Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd on Thursday, July 11th for a time capsule dedication ceremony, cupcakes and more as we celebrate our 75th anniversary and prepare for our future of helping to save homeless pets in Southern Arizona.

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HSSA Presents "Lassie Come Home" at The Loft Cinema

The Loft Cinema

Sunday, July 28th

2 p.m.

Celebrate our 75th with a FREE screening of the original Lassie film starring Elizabeth Taylor. The film would have been showing in local theaters 75 years ago when HSSA was founded!

Showtime is Sunday, July 28th at 2 p.m. at The Loft Cinema. Starting July 1st, look for tickets at HSSA Main Campus, PAWSH Park Place, HSSA Thrift Store, and Ten55 Brewery and at other 75th Anniversary events.

Our sponsors are amazing! Thank you to these sponsors of our Lassie Come Home screening.

Event Sponsors

Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House
Sabbagh Tax and Accounting

Interested in becoming a sponsor for one of our events? Learn more by clicking the button below.