What it means to be ‘kennel reactive’

We recently featured Periwinkle, an adorable blonde hound who had been waiting in our shelter for over 100 days. We were becoming concerned with his increased kennel reactivity and wanted to make sure that he found a home soon. Periwinkle is a very sweet and gentle dog. We learned that about him quickly. Like many of the animals here, he did not deserve the long wait that he has had with us to find a […]

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Why Your Local Animal Shelter Is Thankful for You

Why Your Local Animal Shelter Is Thankful for You

The holiday season is well under way, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is feeling the holiday spirit. It is a time of gratitude, and we are especially thinking about how thankful we are for you. To those of you in Tucson and the surrounding communities, and to those of you who are outside of Arizona who still love and support HSSA, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We’ve put […]

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Do These Things When You Find A Lost Pet

It has happened to all of us: you’re driving to work, school, or the gym, and you see a dog or cat wandering by itself. What do you do?! Well, it’s not exactly a black and white answer. We’ve put together this list to help you figure out what to do! 1. Consider whether you are the animal’s best option. Your first instinct may be to pull over and help the animal. But you may […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting Kittens

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Kittens! Over 1,300 cats were brought into The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) during kitten season in 2016. Thanks to the warm Arizona climate, cats in our community breed more often than their colder climate counterparts. As kittens inundate shelters all over the nation, we really count on our communities to help us through this busy time. Read on to learn tips and tricks for adopting kittens and […]

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