In October, Paw Placement of Northern Arizona was chosen to operate the Coconino County and City of Flagstaff shelter services. The new shelter, High Country Humane, will open on Jan. 2, 2019.
Over the next 10 weeks, we will be in a whirlwind of activity - hiring staff, training volunteers, stocking up on supplies and getting the shelter ready to provide northern Arizona with the 21st Century animal welfare services it needs and deserves. We'll even have a new website soon.
High Country Humane will be located at the former Second Chance Center for Animals (SCCA) site on Highway 89 in Flagstaff. After SCCA closed last year, the 20,000-square-foot building and surrounding acreage were donated to the county. We are thrilled to be able to reopen this magnificient and modern facility that was created by noted area philanthropists Dick and Jean Wilson.
Our goal is to combine this amazing facility with our know-how about he best ways to reduce animal surrenders, encourage more animal adoptions, and keep families and their pets together in times of trouble. We want to make sure no domestic pet is euthanized due to a lack of time, space, resource or treatable conditions.
We are holding a drive to raise $60,000 before High Country Humane's grand opening.
Funding from the City and County covers the basic services but we want our new community shelter to offer so much more! Programs like summer camps for grades 1-9; humane education for all ages to help owners learn how to care for their pets; and a veterinary clinic that provides spay/neuter and other basic veterinary care to low-income families that wil help make our shelter a community resource for all pet owners and their families. We need your support to raise the additional funds that will help ensure that High Country Humane is the high-caliber shelter our community wants and deserves.
Pictured above: SCCA property, soon to be HIGH COUNTRY HUMANE!