What is Feline Leukemia Virus?

What is Feline Leukemia Virus? Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV, is a retrovirus that causes cats to have a weaker immune system. It is a contagious virus, and is spread from cat to cat through saliva and other bodily secretions. However, it is not a highly contagious disease, and usually requires a prolonged period of close contact between an infected cat and susceptible cats. Many people will never consider adopting an FeLV positive cat because […]

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Cedar Creek Fire Evacuation [UPDATE VIDEO]

[Scroll to the bottom to see the most recent video update] The Cedar Creek Fire has been devastating Show Low, and The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is ready to help. We will be safely transporting the many animals at risk back to our facility. Now, we need YOUR help to assist as many animals as possible. As many as 100 animals are currently in the care of shelters at risk in the fire. […]

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Before and After Dog Haircuts

Have you been thinking about a fresh, new look for summer? The weather is heating up, and it can be pretty warm to have long hair! Cutting your hair for the summer has become somewhat of a tradition. If you’re looking to get your hair cut, we’ve got a great solution for you. Then, scroll down to see pictures of some cute before and after dog haircuts! Get your hair cut at any of the […]

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Puttin’ on the Dog 2016

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is proud to present pictures from Puttin’ on the Dog 2016! The event was a great success! It was a fun night with dogs, friends, and great weather. We had an exciting live auction, great live music, and even a glamorous photo booth. Thank you to everyone who attended Puttin’ on the Dog 2016, from the bottom of our hearts! Also, a huge thank you to our sponsors, […]

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Mother’s Day for Dogs

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s also Mother’s Day for dogs, and we decided to honor all of our beautiful mama dogs! Many of them have been living at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) shelter for far too long. We knew we had to do something special for our sweet girls, and when we came across Sophie Gamand’s Flower Power project we were immediately inspired! We crafted our own flower crowns to show a sweet, […]

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How to Prevent a Lost Pet

One in three pets get lost in their lifetime. That’s a nerve-wracking statistic! Your pets are part of your family. It is devastating to come home and see that your pet has gotten out of your yard. Pets often have a hard time finding their way home without proper identification and training. Did you know that it is National Pet ID Week? Pets have little to no chance of finding their way back home to […]

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Insect Shield Product Review

With weather warming up, it’s the perfect time of year to take your dogs for a hike, a swim, or pack up your car and head to a campsite. This is also the time of year that insects start to become a problem. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s PAWSH La Encantada supervisor and fellow pet lover, Allana Erickson, knows all about the struggle with outside pests. She wants to help you keep your […]

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Bonded Cat & Dog!

This cute duo, Zeus and Turbo, came into The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) last week as a bonded pair. What is a bonded pair? A bonded pair is two animals who have generally grown up together and formed a bond so close that one or both animals do not respond well when they are not placed together. It is best for these animals to be adopted into the same home. Zeus and Turbo […]

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Which Super Pet Are You? [Quiz]

Superman’s got nothin’ on SuperDog! We know you’re a superhero when it comes to helping animals in need. You might even be saving the world. But when it comes to being cute, we’ve got you beat. We’ve got a series of super pets for you that are certainly the cutest superheros you’ve ever seen. Curious to find out which one you match with? We want to know, which super pet are you? Take the quiz […]

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Adoptable Cats Nez and Tandem

Have you met adoptable cats Nez and Tandem? These adorable brothers are currently living at The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA)’s Main Campus. They are as sweet as they come. Nez and Tandem are 6-month-old Siamese Chocolate Point cats. Check out the video below to see more. These cats tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV. That might sound scary or daunting, but it’s really not. FIV is a retrovirus, similar to Human […]

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