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Emergency Electrical Repairs to Shut Down Critical Areas of AHS’ Sunnyslope Campus

Written by: Kimberly Ring

449 Pets Were Adopted During the #EmptyTheShelters event - Only 42 Pets Still Awaiting Adoption!

The Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus is undergoing emergency electrical repairs, and will need to shut down critical areas of the Sunnyslope Campus beginning today. The repairs will impact operations and could last through Wednesday, August 14.  The areas affected are Sunnyslope cat and dog adoptions, the behavior room, cat hospital and cat holding areas, and two critical medical areas – the Ring Room for cats being cared for with Ringworm as well as Mutternity Suites for pregnant and nursing canine moms and their babies. AHS’ teams are working to get generators up and running in some of those areas and have been able to place many of the medical pets into AHS Foster Hero homes. Currently, transport teams are moving adoptable pets from Sunnyslope Campus to AHS’ Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion. Adoptions at AHS’ three remaining locations – Campus for Compassion, Scottsdale PetSmart and Mesa PetSmart - will remain open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The shutdown comes on the heels of a very successful Empty the Shelter adoption event, courtesy of BISSELL Pet Foundation, in which 449 pets were adopted in just two days! However, due to space constraints that the shutdown is causing, AHS is asking for the community’s help to get the remaining 42 adoptable pets into their forever homes as we expect kennels to fill up quickly. This will ensure that AHS can continue to fast-track in sick and injured pets. Many of the pets in need of homes have waived or discounted adoption fees and can be viewed at (adoption locations will be shown on individual pet profiles). The Sunnyslope Campus is the hub of AHS’ lifesaving programs, including AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™, Parvo Puppy ICU, Bottle Baby Kitten ICU and Foster Hero program, and the facility is more than 60 years old. These repairs are critical for the health and safety of our pets and are estimated to cost more than $16,000. For those who are unable to adopt, AHS is asking for support through monetary donations. Changes in Sunnyslope Campus hours to affected areas:
  • Sunnyslope Adoptions: Closed Sunday, August 11 – Wednesday, August 14
  • Sunnyslope Admissions: Closed for healthy animal intake Monday, August 12 - Wednesday, August 14; sick and injured animals will continue to be fast-tracked into AHS’ trauma hospital
How people can help: