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Paw Placement is currently in negotiations
with the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County
to operate the region's animal shelter.

This is an exciting opportunity to improve the lives of lost, sick, and homeless animals that wind up in the community's shelter.

Here's how - together - we can make it happen

When a contract is signed, we plan to open a new regional shelter at the site of the former Second Chance Center for Animals on Hwy 89.
We'll need volunteers, in-kind services and donations to ensure that no animal in this new shelter is euthanized because of a lack of time, space, money or because the animal has a treatable condition.

Together, we can make sure that the people responsible for the care of these animals are well-trained and that our facilities are clean, safe, and provide adequate space.

This effort is going to take the entire community coming together in support of a better future for companion animals.

Details are below, or if you are ready to give your support

Here’s what you need to know:

Why do we need to modernized the regional shelter? Isn’t the current one adequate?

Our current shelter on 4th Street was built in 1972 according to the standards and guidelines of that time. We’ve learned a lot about best practices in animal welfare since then. Modernizing our shelter services will enable our community to care for animals in a safer, more humane way. Most cities around the country are updating and modernizing their shelters and we need to do the same. Citizens of Flagstaff and Coconino County are an animal loving bunch and a state-of-the-art facility will reflect the love and compassion we feel toward lost and homeless animals.

Why are you fundraising? The current budget for animal welfare services in both the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County is significantly lower than the national average. Donor support will help fill the gap as we work to develop and implement the modernized animal welfare programs and services that our region needs and deserves. More importantly, with donor support we can do a better job of easing animal suffering, finding forever homes for homeless cats and dogs, and decreasing the numbers of unwanted animals coming through the shelter’s doors.  

How did we get to this point? Paw Placement of Northern Arizona (PPNAZ) has been working for the last several years to make improvements in the way that animal management services are conducted at the current shelter with mixed success. This year we placed a bid to operate the shelter and raise the standards of required care for animals in the community's care. We presented our proposal in July 2018 and began negotiations in September with the City and County.

Every donation - big and small - will help bring modern and up-to-day animal care services to Flagstaff. 
If you are interested in supporting this cause, please donate here


Together we can "unleash the potential" for exceptional animal welfare.