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Success is Built on a Strong Foundation
As with any successful organization, the HSSA does not go blindly into our operation. We have a very specific set of guiding principles that ensure everything we do meets our mission of helping pets and people who love them.
We wouldn’t be who we are if not for the homeless pets we care for each day. We are committed that each pet entering our facility will get the best care possible until we find him or her a new, loving forever home. To meet that commitment, we have a number of programs and services in place to help our pets:
We will provide low-cost and free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations so people in our community can afford to keep their pets healthy and safe, and be active participants in the efforts to end pet overpopulation.
As much as we love the pets we care for, our ultimate goal is a community where there are no homeless and neglected pets. In order for this to happen, we need to prevent unwanted litters, create a healthy environment for our pets and share the importance of humane treatment of animals.
Informative talks for civic groups, business or professional associations. Topics include:
School-Based Education Prevention Programs
Provide education on prevention to children in grades 3-12. Teachers may select 1-9 presentations.
We will educate our youth about proper animal care and ownership; ensure pet owners know how to keep their pets out of shelters by helping them troubleshoot behavior and housing concerns; and teach and encourage the public to recognize and report neglect and cruelty to help create a culture of caring in our community. We will also foster the Human/Animal Bond through our pet visitation programs.
Animal welfare is not a Humane Society of Southern Arizona issue. It is a community issue. Because of this, we are dedicated to educating our youth about proper animal care and ownership; ensuring pet owners know how to keep their pets out of shelters by helping them troubleshoot behavior and housing concerns; and teaching and encouraging the public to recognize and report neglect and cruelty to help create a culture of caring in our community. We also foster the Human/Animal Bond through our pet visitation programs.
Internships and Community Service
Advocacy and Awareness
Local, state and national involvement with staff representatives on animal welfare committees:
Specialized Education Programs
School-Based Education Programs
Provide education to children in grades 3-12. Teachers may select 1-9 presentations, including but not limited to:
Many additional educational programs for children and adults are created based on individual requests and needs. Some examples are: