Arrive early and sign in to assure we will have room for you!
HSSA’s Clinic offers affordable walk-in vaccinations twice a week. It’s a great way to make sure your pet gets the protection he or she needs, and the recommended vaccinations to help them live a long and happy life. HSSA’s Vaccination Clinic offers core vaccinations (Rabies, DAPP, Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Canine Flu, Feline Leukemia, FRCP), deworming treatment, flea and tick treatment, heartworm medication, microchipping and heartworm/FELV/FIV testing.
When preparing for your visit, bring proof of your pet’s prior vaccination history. Dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier at all times. Cats need to be brought in a secure carrier. Cats can escape easily if not properly contained. It is best to bring multiple cats in individual carriers. If you do not have multiple carriers, for your convenience we offer sturdy cardboard cat carriers for $8 each.
HSSA’s Vaccination Clinic is a great affordable option for Tucson families. In order to ensure the safety of all pets, there is a limited waiting area indoors. No more waiting in line! We can text you when we are ready for you! Outside of the clinic there are benches and shade, wait in your car, or feel free to shop in our PAWSH retail store while you wait for your text.. Clinic staff will provide individual water bowls and ice water for patients, as needed. During the summer months it is recommended that you wear a hat and sunscreen, and bring a drink for yourself.
HSSA’s Clinic has added several precautions to keep families safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. When signing in there are pre-measured markings on the sidewalk that are 6 feet apart to maintain social distancing. At this time only one pet owner per pet enter the lobby. While on HSSA property all
visitors must wear a face covering.
HSSA’s Vaccination Clinics are held twice a week on Wednesday and Saturdays, with sign-in hours from 8:15am to 11:15am. For more information on HSSA’s Clinic services visit www.HSSAZ.org/Clinic or call 520-881-0321.
HSSA Clinic offers income-based financial assistance to qualifying households
As a non-profit organization focused on caring for and placing homeless pets into loving homes, HSSA is able to offer a diverse range of programs and services for homeless pets, privately-owned pets, and adults and children. This includes the crucial HSSA Spay/ Neuter Clinic. For decades, the HSSA Spay/Neuter Clinic has provided the public with preventative surgeries and essential vaccinations. The clinic offers affordable services to the general public and provides income-based financial assistance to qualifying households.
It is important for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona to provide affordable medical care to pet owners who may need a little extra help – especially now, as more and more pet owners and households can benefit from income-based assistance. For many, necessary veterinary services may be out-of-reach without this program. Through the HSSA Clinic Wellness Program low-income preventative care, assorted medical treatment options, minor surgeries, diagnostic procedures, digital x-rays, and most recently dental procedures, are made accessible to households who may otherwise not be able to afford these essential medical services.
Sadly, many pets silently endure the nonstop pain of dental disease because their owners can’t afford the high cost of cleanings and extractions. Starting this summer, the HSSA Clinic is proud to offer affordable pet dental services to ease that pain.
HSSA’s Medical Director and Veterinarian, Dr. Halstead DVM, explains further, “The Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Wellness Program offers a donor-subsidized veterinary preventative care clinic to serve income-qualifying folks and their pets. Our goal is to help make veterinary services such as diagnostic testing and medical procedures (beyond vaccination) more accessible to the members of our community that need it the most”.
HSSA’s Clinic and Wellness Program demonstrates our commitment to provide quality services and support to all pet owners in Southern Arizona, regardless of income level. It is only through the support of caring donors like you that this program can exist. To learn more about what the Wellness Program offers, or to see if your household may qualify, visit www.HSSAZ.org/Wellness
September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month!
Here at Letters from the Kennel, we will be celebrating by featuring a series of four blog posts containing tips, tricks, and trivia about dog ownership.
No one loves us like our dogs, and no one loves our dogs quite like we do. But just like with our human children, dog parenting is hard! It's easy to make mistakes, and oh-so-important to be educated. Owning a dog is a big responsibility! Making sure that you are fulfilling the role of responsible dog owner is critical to the health and well-being of your four-legged friend. As dog owners, there are also tangible benefits to our own health and well-being. Keeping your dog happy can help keep you happy.
So, how can you participate?
Have you had your sweet boy neutered? The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is neutering male dogs for a $25 co-pay (plus a mandatory $5 e-collar) during the month of September. Call the Spay and Neuter Clinic at 520-881-0321 and leave a message requesting an appointment. There are many benefits to spaying and neutering your pets, so don't miss out on this great deal!
Are you a responsible dog owner? Take this quiz to find out, and let us know in the comments how you scored!
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Stay tuned to our blog throughout the month of September, so you don't miss our upcoming posts on what it means to be a responsible dog owner!