Due to many factors, occasionally members of the public feel they must surrender their pet to the Humane Society of Central Arizona. If you are considering surrendering your pet(s), we encourage you to make every effort possible to correct any behavior issues or possible medical issues with your vet. A lot behavior and medical issues can be handled with a little bit of work and time. If you find that you MUST surrender your pet, please consider giving a donation in addition to the surrender fee so that we can continue to provide high quality care.
Although HSCAZ works very hard to have low euthanasia rates, we are not a no-kill facility. If you are surrendering your animal there is always a chance that the animal may be euthanized. HSCAZ cannot contact you in regards to any decisions made about the animals’ status or adoptability. We encourage you to find another home for your animal on your own so that we may keep our kennels open for strays. When attempting to re-home your animal, you can utilize Facebook, Craigslist and Trades-n-sales at your own discretion.
HSCAZ is often at full capacity and maintains a waiting list. Please call ahead to save your time. (928) 474-5590.
Anyone observed abandoning an animal is in violation of § 90.22 ADEQUATE CARE.
Minimum Donation Amount for Owner Surrender
- Dogs- $50 for each animal or $100 for each litter
- Cats- $50 for each animal or $100 for each litter
Please keep in mind when making your donation that HSCAZ invests over $350 into each animal that enters our shelter, in addition to $15 a day for general care. We are a non-profit organization that is dependent on the community for funding.