Why Donate?

Newborn kitten held by staff
a man petting a grey striped cat

We’re On a Mission to Save More Lives

In 2013, we decided that the impact we had been making for 60 years could be even bigger. We set out with an ambitious goal to end animal suffering, homelessness and needless euthanasia in Maricopa County. We made strategic partnerships, and implemented a host of innovative new programs. And the numbers are in: It’s working.

115,000 More Pets Saved

Since 2013, we’ve reduced euthanasia by 82%. That’s 115,000 additional lives saved. Our trauma hospital and rescue and cruelty investigations team save thousands of dogs, cats, and critters every year. Our Mutternity and Meowternity Suites, Kitten Nursery, Bottle Baby ICU and Parvo Puppy ICU care for the pets who would be quickly euthanized in other shelters. And every day, we’re providing our community with affordable veterinary care and financial assistance to keep more pets in homes.

Innovative and visionary programs like these have made our community into a national model of what’s possible when saving lives becomes the top priority.

Survivor Stories

Every rescue pet has a story. See how lives are changed for pets like Belle and their new best friends.

We Can’t Continue This Work Without You

Every pet we care for costs an average of $1,300. And because we’re a local organization that’s not funded by any other humane society or government agency, we’re completely dependent on the support from our community.

Join our mission and help keep our lifesaving programs running. Here are a few ways you can make an impact on the lives of homeless pets.

  • Make a Gift
  • Financial gifts are the lifeblood of our operations. And every dollar matters:

    • $10 helps provide food to our shelter animals
    • $25 can help with gas costs for our rescue vehicles
    • $50 helps underwrite a spay or neuter surgery of a pet to prepare them for adoption
    • $100 will save the life of a severely injured animal
    • $250 buys medication for pets in our Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™

    Your donations supports the many life-saving programs that we offer,  and every gift makes a huge difference.

    Give Now  |  Monthly Giving

  • Donate Stuff
  • We accept gently used clothes, electronics, furniture and more to be sold in our thrift stores, where all profits go directly to helping our pets. You can even give your car as a donation to support our pets and programs—or purchase one!

    Donate Stuff  |  Donate Your Vehicle | Buy a Vehicle

  • Corporate Giving
  • Support a cause that matters to you and your team. We offer many tax-deductible opportunities for business-sponsored donations and volunteering.

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  • Memorial & Tribute Gifts
  • Honor a loved one or pet with a gift in their name. You can send cards, hang a plaque on our Buddy Wall and create other meaningful tributes to add to their legacy.

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  • More Ways to Give
  • Find a meaningful way that you can give including AmazonSmile, Fry’s Rewards and much more.

    More Ways to Give

Our Innovative System of Care

We’ve made traditional shelters obsolete. Our 360° System of Care provides vital support to pets and owners at every life stage, pushing our ability to serve far beyond life at the shelter. 

  • Educate and Teach

    We believe that knowledge is the fastest way to create real change. That’s why we created our education programs, community outreach and teaching hospital.

  • Keeping Pets in Homes

    We provide pet owners in difficult situations with the support they need through our Pet Resource Center, and we’re bringing vital services like vaccinations and spay/neuter to more pets with our clinics and mobile vet.

  • Trauma Care for the Most In Need

    We provide medical care for the most vulnerable pets in our community through our Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™, intensive care units and Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™

  • Enhanced Well-Being of Animals in Our Care

    We constantly seek new ways to reduce length-of-stay, meet all standards of care, and create an enriched and loving experience for each of our animal guests.

  • We Fight for Animals

    It takes a village to care for all animals. We advocate for justice and laws to protect pets throughout Arizona.