Arizona Humane Society receives $1.27 million from Gov. Ducey’s office

(Gov. Ducey's Office)
Published: Apr. 5, 2022 at 11:40 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 5, 2022 at 11:42 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Arizona Humane Society has received $1.27 million from Governor Doug Ducey’s office to enhance programs benefiting both pets and people.

Programs receiving the new funding provide foster care services for pet owners who are facing instability or emergency situations, set up temporary shelters for pets during natural disasters and connect at-risk youth in need with educational programs involving animals.

“Last year when many Arizona communities and families experienced devastation from wildfires and flooding, the Humane Society acted quickly to protect pets and provide shelter,” said Governor Ducey. “I’m grateful to the team at the Humane Society for their hard work and dedication to supporting our communities and protecting pets.”

The funding was announced on Tuesday, April 5 during Governor Ducey’s tour of the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope campus in Phoenix. The visit was just before the official start of Arizona Gives Day, which begins at noon on Tuesday, April 5 and lasts 24 hours.

A breakdown of the Arizona Humane Society funding is below:

  • $700,000 for Project Away From Home to connect pet owners experiencing housing instability, financial crises, domestic violence situations or emergency hospitalization with temporary foster care for their pet until they get back on their feet.
  • $370,000 for Disaster Response & Emergency Rescue to fund a mobile pop-up shelter and kenneling system to take to natural disasters across Arizona and an additional rescue truck that features a special animal holding and air-conditioned box.
  • $200,000 for educational programming to reach 2,000 at-risk and special needs youth with hands-on activities that allow them to spend time with animals, learn about future career opportunities and spend time with peers.

For more information on the Arizona Humane Society, click here.

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