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If your pet has been brought to us as a stray, we are so happy to help them find their way home! We have taken great care of every pet that comes in, including making sure they have all their current vaccinations. We do charge a nominal fee for you to reclaim your pet.
There may be an additional charge for emergency injury/medical fees if your animal was injured or sick when we received them.
|Sheltering, additional days||$35|
|Sheltering, additional days||$55|
If your dog was unlicensed when it was brought to us, you will need to pay for licensing your animal(s). Please bring your proof of rabies vaccination or we will be required to vaccinate your pet for you for an additional fee of $13. The proof of rabies vaccination, or immunization for rabies must be done before we can release your dog to you.
|Senior Citizen (65+)||$13|
|30 days-11 months||$10|
|Senior Citizen (65+)||$20|
|30 days-11 months||$10|
First, thank you for taking the time to help an animal in need. Below are the options available to a good Samaritan who has picked up a stray cat or dog.
Call to speak with one of our admissions staff members. We will check our database for any lost reports that may have been filed on the pet you have found. Please be prepared to give as much information about the pet you have found as possible (breed, sex, coloring, coat, identifying tags, collars, injuries, etc). We will also need the major crossroads of where the pet was picked up. Often, we can locate the owner, and the pet may not need to come to our campus.
If you can safely house the pet until the owner is found, we strongly encourage you to do so. Your information will be kept in our records for as long as you decide to house the pet. If you are not able to house the pet you may bring it in during regular business hours. There is an animal care fee of $45 per pet.
You may also take the pet to Pima Animal Care Center, the county facility. PACC is at 4000 N. Silverbell. There is no fee to drop off stray animals because they are government funded.
Why do you charge an animal care fee to admit stray and owner released pets? The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is the county’s oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare agency. We do not receive any funding from taxes, government agencies or from national animal welfare organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States. The admission fees help us provide basic vaccinations, shelter, food and housing and daily care for the thousands of animals that come to us every year.
We are an organization that is committed to providing proper housing and medical needs for each pet that comes under our care. Last year, 95 percent of the pets that came to our facility were successfully placed into foster care or adopted into a new and loving home.
I am interested in adopting the stray pet I brought to you, what do I do? Great! Sadly, many stray pets are never reclaimed by their owners. At the time of admission, please ask your counselor about attaching your adoption profile to the pet. We are required to hold a stray pet for a minimum of 72 hours; some cases may require longer holding times. We will do everything we can to reunite pets and their humans. Once the stray holding period is over, the pet will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and cleared for adoption and placement. We will do our very best to ensure any attached profiles have first opportunity to adopt. However, we cannot put any extended holds on pets. Our space is limited and we don’t want any of our furry friends to miss an opportunity to find a new home!