Emergency Rescue & Medical Care for Homeless Pets

by Arizona Humane Society


For nearly 60 years, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) has been committed to serving both the pets and people of our community. Our work has transformed Maricopa County, once home to the "second worst pet overpopulation crisis in the United States", into ground zero for the most innovative work with homeless animals in the nation. Today we're dramatically decreasing intake and euthanasia across the Valley, redefining shelter treatment standards and providing resources to keep more pets in homes.
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Today, AHS' opportunity lies in what we used to believe was unattainable: a focus on treating animals whose historical label was once "untreatable," such as puppies who are ill with parvo or a severely-injured cat who has been hit by a car. With your support, we can truly save more lives. Core to accomplishing this are two of AHS' central programs: our Emergency Animal Medical Technician (EAMT) pet paramedics and the Second Chance Animal Hospital (SCAH) trauma center.


Devoted to saving the lives of sick, injured and abused animals, our EAMT team works 365 days a year, annually responding to more than 11,000 animal rescues and investigations. Answering calls for help across the Valley, our teams provide life-saving care on the scene for animals. Once stable, these animals are transported to AHS' Second Chance Animal Hospital, the largest shelter-based trauma center for homeless animals in the Southwest, for lifesaving veterinary care.

Long-Term Impact

As we continue to fulfill our commitment to rescue and heal more sick and traumatically-injured pets, we must expand the role of our EAMTs and SCAH because without AHS, these pets would have nowhere else to turn. Your support will allow AHS to continue to save thousands of lives each year, and give happily ever afters to those who once were hopeless.


Margie's Story
The Work of AHS' Second Chance Animal Hospital

Organization Information

Arizona Humane Society

Location: Phoenix, AZ - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.azhumane.org/​
Project Leader:
Page Englert
Phoenix, AZ United States

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