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Our Mission

Paw Placement of Northern Arizona is a 501(c)(3), animal welfare organization committed to ending the euthanasia of unwanted or homeless companion animals and to ensuring that all companion animals living in our region receive the care and support they need to live a high quality life.  

To accomplish this, we are working in collaboration with other animal welfare organizations to ensure that every healthy, adoptable dog or cat will be adopted into a loving home, and none will be euthanized for time, space, or treatable medical condition. We do this by providing:

*A central resource/information center for owners and animal rescue organizations,
*Vouchers for low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter surgeries,
*Financial assistance for emergency vet care,
*Education programs for animal behavior issues,
*Community Cat Programs including Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) and Working Cats, and
*Advocacy for legislative action.

INTRODUCING "The Paw Print," our new newsletter. Click on the link at the left to see what we've been doing.



“The initiative to reduce and eventually eliminate the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable companion animals (No-Kill or Low-Kill) is gaining momentum in Flagstaff and Paw Placement of Northern Arizona (PPNAZ) is focusing all its efforts toward making Flagstaff a “low kill” city.” This statement from the February 1, 2016 Arizona Daily Sun was, in part, the inspiration for animal-loving Northern Arizona University student, Thalia Espana, as she searched for ideas for her video journalism class. The more she researched, the more she knew she had found a topic that matched her passion.


Her video is a compassionate look at what PPNAZ and our partners are doing to to end the euthanasia of unwanted or homeless companion animals. Thank you Thalia!




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