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If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
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    National Animal Control Association
    Olathe, KS 66061
    Do something to help your community and animals in need by adopting your next pet from our animal shelters. Find one near you through our nationwide association and help an animal in need.
     
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    Huachuca City Government
    300 S Howard St, Huachuca City, AZ 85616
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    (520) 456-1337
     
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    Not So Grande Dachshund & Smal
    11246 W Anthony, Tucson, AZ 85743
    We are a non-profit 501(c3) dog rescue organization for dogs, puppies of all sizes, ages and more. We help abandoned puppies, abused dogs, neglected dogs and more.
    (520) 638-6913
    Cochise County Government Sheriffs Office
    205 N Judd Dr, Bisbee, AZ 85603
    (520) 432-9500
    Santa Cruz County Government
    1368 N Hohokam Dr, Nogales, AZ 85621
    (520) 761-7860
    Desert Guest Removal
    Tucson, AZ 85723
    (520) 575-5953
    Ironwood Pig Sanctuary
    Tucson, AZ 85723
    (520) 579-8847
    Wildlife Helpline
    Tucson, AZ 85723
    (520) 903-1104
    Debbie Browns Dog Walking Service
    2556 E Lester St, Tucson, AZ 85716
    (855) 887-2377
    Hope Animal Shelter
    2011 E 12th St, Tucson, AZ 85719
    (520) 792-9200
    City of Douglas Animal Shelter
    2017 Rogers Ave, Douglas, AZ 85607
    (520) 805-0557
    Open Inn-Iron Horse Shelter
    130 N Jacobus Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
    (520) 903-2460
    Douglas City Government
    425 E 10th St, Douglas, AZ 85607
    (520) 417-7303
    Wee Care Companion Animal Shelter
    3340 N El Moraga Dr, Tucson, AZ 85745
    (520) 292-0270
    Hoof Prints of The Heart
    12207 W Swanson St, Marana, AZ 85653
    (520) 682-4211
    Safford City Government
    525 S 10th Ave, Safford, AZ 85546
    (928) 348-3190


    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
     
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