The Humane Society of Wickenburg ("HSW") strives to provide exceptional care for dogs and cats that are surrendered, abandoned or abused. Through formal and comprehensive adoption policies, educational humane programs and events designed to increase awareness, compassion and responsible pet ownership, the Humane Society's mission is to place every adoptable animal in a permanent, well-educated home.
Stray Cat Strut!
Purchase a chance to win an overnight stay at the Mile High Inn in historic Jerome! While enjoying your stay there you might even meet Sipps, the ghost kitty residence of this charming inn. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20. The drawing will be held on October 29, 2014 (National Cat Day). All proceeds will benefit HSW's Feral Cat Program.
Give a Senior Cat or Dog a Second Chance
Take a few minutes to view a wonderful video filmed at our shelter a few years ago by Barbara and David Gross. It stars many former and current volunteers of HSW. As you watch the video please remember that we are a "no-kill" shelter. The age of a pet is but a number, - just as it is for humans. Don't let an animal's "older" age deter you from opening your heart to your new best friend.
Foster Families Needed
From time to time we need individuals, or families, to foster some of our resident animals. Reasons could include recovering from in an injury or surgery, help the pet acclimate to a home setting, or giving kittens or puppies a home setting while they mature enough to be neutered and placed up for adoption.
The length of time the pet would be in your home varies from a few days to a few months. All their food and medical expenses will be covered by the shelter. It is an amazing experience for both you and the animal. Giving the animals an opportunity to blossom in a home setting instead of the shelter can make all the difference as to how quickly they are adopted to their forever home.
Will you fall in love with the cat or dog? Most likely. However, your time with these animals is so important to their overall quality of life. Think of how great you will feel when you send off that cat or dog to their forever home. You make a difference! And, guaranteed, there will be many more animals that will need your TLC if you just give fostering a try.
Your author has been fostering cats and kittens since 2005 and it is an experience I wouldn't change for anything! If you are interested in fostering cats and/or dogs please call the shelter at 928.684.8801 and speak with Debby.
HSW needs some people who can volunteer your time on a consistent basis. We offer a great environment with all the cats and dogs to love. Tasks that need filling include: (1) working at the front desk answering telephones, greeting visitors, data entry and processing paperwork, (2) dog walkers, (3) cat snugglers, (4) reading out loud to a cat and/or dog, (5) brushing the animals, (6) participate in off-site events, (7) distribute fliers, and many more opportunities.
If you are interested please download a volunteer application found under the "helping us" tab and bring it to the shelter any time Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00. Questions: call us at 928.684.8801.
Wish List for the Shelter - Please check out "Helping Us" and our Wish List page found under that heading. If you would like to purchase items to help us at the Shelter. Any and all of those items are needed on a regular basis. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Items we always need are:
kitten chow puppy chow
paper towels liquid hand soap
dish soap dishwasher soap
HE laundry detergent 30 gallon garbage bags
As always, thank you for all you do to help us care for the animals!
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