I've never been more disgusted in my life. my neighbor leaves their dog out in the 90 degree heat for hours with it wailing and panting and scratching at the door trying to get in. I called to see what I could do and the lady said there is nothing they can do and as long as there's some sort of shade that's considered shelter. when has it ever been "humane" to leave a dog out in the heat for this long? so now I have to sit and listen to the poor dog bark and wail from being overheated ...view morebut apparently it's okay because they have minimal shade from a tree.view less
Arizona Humane Society
- General Info:
- Arizona Humane Society, founded in 1957, is a nonprofit animal welfare and protection agency in the United States. The services offered by the organization include animal adoptions, rescuing ill and injured strays, medical transportation, and foster care programs that provide temporary housing and shelter support for sick, injured and newborn animals. It also operates Second Chance Animal Hospital that offers veterinary medical services, including pain and wound management; surgical procedures and fracture management. The organization also operates mobile spays and animal wellness centers that provide medical treatment for animals throughout the Southwest. It organizes workshops and seminars on various issues, such as outlawing the blood sports of dog fighting and cockfighting, domestic violence on animals and hosts a television show on animal care. Arizona Humane Society is headquartered in Phoenix.
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (602) 870-1999
Primary Phone: (602) 644-1934
OKAY ME AND MY DAUGHTER WENT DOWN TO LOOK TO SEE IF MY PITTBULL DOZZER WAS FOUND ..WHILE THERE SHE FOUND A DOG...A GERMAN SHEPARD TYPE LOOKING DOG SLASH PITT....SO WE TOOK THE DOG HOME AND BECAUSE WE WERE FOSTERING KIDS WE WERE TOLD WE WERE NOT ABLE TO KEEP "GYPSY" ..BECAUSE THE PITTBULL ON THE PAPERS WE WERE GIVEN...I MYSELF OWN 3 PITTS AND I FELT LIKE THERE WAS NO WAY IT HAD PITT IN HER SO WE DECIDED TO GET THE DNA TESTING DONE AND WE DISCOVERED THERE WAS NO PITT ..BUT BOX...view moreER BULLDOG ..(DUH) SO THEN WE TOOK THE DNA PAPERS TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY AND THEY DID NOT WANT TO CHANGE THE PAPERS EVEN THOUGH IT WAS THERE F..... UP...WE HAD TO FIGHT FOR THE PAPER TO BE REDONE.....SO YA WAS I HAPPY ???IN THEEND YES WE GOT TO KEEP GYPSY ..THANK GOD BECAUSE I HAD 6 KIDS THAT FELL IN LOVE WITH HER...SO I MUST SAY DONT CALL A SPADE A JACK ESPECIALLY IF ITS A KING......SO YA THANK GOD WE TOOK THE EXTRA TIME TO REASEARCH THE DNA.....MAYBE THEY SHOULD DO THEY SAME IF THEY DONT KNOW......SO YOU TAKE IT AS YOU WANT BUT NO I WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH THERE OPINIONS ...602 NOKIA BOOTS.......view less
AHS brings in about $13 MILLION DOLLARS a year!
The AHS Director makes over $118,000 each year!
American Humane Society volunteers say that AHS has a very casual attitude about killing animals and looks for every possible, flimsy EXCUSE to euthanize them!
AHS has assets of $31 MILLION DOLLARS.
They blow a huge amount of money on everything, EXCEPT caring for their animals.
The Arizona Humane Society's kennels are half empty, because they have already killed most of t...view morehe potential pets (cats and dogs).
They routinely kill litters of kittens and puppies.
Sixty percent (60%) of all animals turned in to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (the Phoenix, Arizona "Pound") leave there, ALIVE!
Only forty-five percent (45%) of all animals turned in to the Arizona Humane Society leave there, ALIVE!
The Arizona "Humane" Society states, "We care for over 46,000 animals annually."
What AHS fails to mention is that they KILL the majority of those animals!
They just killed the beloved kitten of a very poor man.
His mother offered to put AHS' required $400 payment on her credit card, over the phone (because she lives in the Mid-West). She also offered to wire the money to her son, so that he could give cash to AHS.
AHS completely refused to wait even a few hours for the money. Instead, they pressured the man to sign his kitten over to them.
The AHS promised the man that they would tend to his kitten's injuries and either give the kitten back to the man or else put it in a foster home.
Instead, they KILLED the kitten, a few hours later!
This man's kitten was his whole life. She helped him stay clean and sober. She was his "baby."
This was not an isolated incident.
What the Arizona "Humane" Society did to this little cat (Scruffy) and its owner was just business, as usual; i.e., standard operating procedure.
My family, friends, co-workers and I have had numerous dealings with AHS, over a period of many years.
I can tell you that AHS does this kind of thing on a regular basis!
They routinely kill cats and dogs, very quickly, within hours after the pets have been surrendered to them.
They treat pets and people like dirt but the truth is coming out, at last.
To add insult to injury, AHS uses a large number of COMPLETELY UNPAID volunteers, which leaves AHS even more money for so-called administrative costs and for the giant salaries of their over-paid Director and other Executive Staff!
Lastly, while some other Arizona animal-rescue organizations have a four-star rating, AHS only squeaked by with a three-star rating.
Why is AHS' rating so low?view less
I CANNOT believe the previous reviews. Obviously it is because both of them didn't actually get to be IN the building and BE a consumer.\r
This facility is unbelievably fantastic (and I went to the old facility a few times). Open areas, nice sized pens, one-on-one excercize, A/C (I remember the old swamp coolers), heat, calming music in the kennels. \r
If there is one thing that I would highly recommend is their web site. Amazing! A wealth of information. I picked six do...view moregs to view and did. The staff was beyond helpful! I chose an eight year-old dog who had been there two months. She was dropped off by the former owners because she was ""too much trouble"" and they couldn't handle it. This is the EASIEST dog I have ever had. Of course, the former owners turned her in when she was pregnant. In eight years she had never seen a veterinarian. So ask to see the form and don't believe it all! \r
The Humane Society staff and volunteers were nice at every turn, every person that I met. Helpful, answered questions, were upbeat, attentive and even gave me a free bag of Science Diet, all for less that $50.00. Don't forget the spaying, shots, new owner packet, free vet visit, registration and of course, the wonderful dog that is now my shadow!\r
UPDATE - I called the Humane Society and left a message that I lost her paperwork in my move and was going to board her in three days... can they look up by my name and her license number the information and fax it or mail it? A staff member immediately called me back and had my dogs information RIGHT in FRONT of her as we spoke. She said she could fax it now or mail it tomorrow morning and the veterinarian there would sign off on it. THEN she asked me how my dog was? Now that is customer service and concerned, responsible folks. I'd give them six stars if I could.\r
I have no idea what these people's problems are that left the previous ratings but I bet there's a bigger story than what's read here.\r
We needed help turning our cats in somewhere so they can find loving home we get halfway there all the way from mesa and call in to set up dropping of our loving cats and we are rudely told that they close at 4:30 which is not what their page says... their surrender page specifically says that they close at 5 pm!!! and the lady i talked with on the phone! when people are at their downest in life they dont need people like that bringing them down further!! Of all businesses I have ever ...view moredone business with! talk about knocking a person down when there already down!! And their page should be updated.. this is a mess that could've been avoided if specific information had been posted!view less
I was denied employment because of tattoos on my hands written in spanish! not only is this discrimination, but it's racism! I thought this organization was to help the animals and speak for the ones who can't! Why should my character matter?? Couldn't be anything other than one persons personal opinion. I think that if you are thinking about going to this place, you should look elsewhere. Plenty of other adoption agencies don't discriminate!