Since 1957, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) has been saving the lives of Maricopa County’s most vulnerable pets. Guided by their Ethical No-Kill Philosophy™, AHS saves thousands of pets every year through a system of care that includes AHS’ trauma hospital and intensive care units, comprehensive medical and foster programs, and behavior intervention programs. Their community-based model includes a Pet Resource Center, affordable veterinary services, proactive outreach, community support, and partner collaborations that keep pets in loving homes where they belong. In less than ten years, AHS’ visionary approach to animal welfare has transformed the Valley from the second-worst place to be a homeless pet to one of the best.
A Grey Muzzle grant will support the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS) Real-Time Solutions Fund, preventing at least 40 senior dogs from being needlessly surrendered to the shelter. The Fund helps pet parents like Tracy and her senior dog Sasha. Tracy lives on a fixed income and could not afford Sasha’s emergency medical care. Without the aid provided by AHS, Tracy would have had to give Sasha up to ensure she got the treatment she needed. The Grey Muzzle grant will help keep senior dogs like Sasha and people like Tracy together where they belong. Funds will also help struggling pet parents pay for minor housing repairs such as fixing a fence to keep their pets safe, the pet deposit required by pet-friendly rental homes, and critically needed pet supplies after a loss of stable housing.