Our Story & Vision

  • Reimagining Shelters
  • In the last six years, the Arizona Humane Society dramatically accelerated our efforts to save more animals. Our life-saving programs expanded. We became more innovative in our animal intake. We introduced new services to protect, treat and heal pets. We began to reimagine the very notion of animal welfare in this day and age. We expanded our work in the community, became vocal supporters for animals on television and in the news. We even fought for pets in the courtroom, helping pass legislation that protects how animals can be treated in homes, in yards and in overheating cars.

    The result is the most rapid transformation ever achieved by an animal welfare agency: a dramatic 84% decrease in euthanasia and 57% reduction in intake. How did we do it?

  • Care and Beyond
  • A system to control pet overpopulation and save our community’s most vulnerable animals, including proactive spay/neuter initiatives and programs to keep pets in loving homes, allowing us to focus on comprehensive rescue, medical and behavioral care for those animals who need it most, at a level not yet seen in the United States. 

    We are limited not by vision nor determination, but by our facilities. This system of care requires our 62-year old Sunnyslope facility to be replaced. We propose a $28 million capital campaign to build a new, centrally located campus, anchored by a regionally-serving Animal Medical Center. 

    Together, we can accomplish what was historically considered impossible: rescuing and healing those who were needlessly euthanized before.