Five Things You May Not Know About the Arizona Humane Society

  1. The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) was founded in 1957 by a compassionate group of volunteers and is now the state’s largest nonprofit animal welfare and protection agency. AHS now has 1,900 volunteers who donate nearly 18 hours of time to each pet they save.
  2. AHS has a very unique role in the Valley that includes caring for ill and injured homeless animals which is done in large part through AHS’ field rescue team, also known as Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ (EAMTs™), and AHS’ Second Chance Animal Hospital™, a trauma center for homeless pets.
  3. In addition, AHS offers a variety of low-cost programs and services to the community including affordable spay/neuter services and vaccines through their public clinics as well as affordable veterinary services, dog training classes, adoptions and Alternative Placement programs such as Project Active Duty, an AHS program that cares for the pets of deployed military members until their safe return.
  4. Last year, AHS placed more than 17,000 animals into loving homes, with specialized rescues groups and by returning lost pets to their owners. AHS was also able to focus on one of the most at-risk groups within Valley shelters – our feline friends – through a variety of new initiatives including a Working Cat program, kitten nursery/ICU, Waggin’ Wheels Mobile Adoption Vehicle and expanded Trap-Neuter-Return program.
  5. AHS’ weekly television show, Pets on Parade, debuted in 1958 and is the longest running TV show in Arizona and airs every Saturday at 12:30pm on KTVK-3TV.