The Humane Society of Wickenburg ("HSW") strives to provide exceptional care for dogs and cats that are surrendered, abandoned or abused. Through formal and comprehensive adoption policies, educational humane programs and events designed to increase awareness, compassion and responsible pet ownership, the Humane Society's mission is to place every adoptable animal in a permanent, well-educated home.
Our wash project is complete!
Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen: The folks who gave money at our Crab Feed, Board members and volunteers and the Prison Crew from Maricopa County Jail. Every aspect of the project was hard work, but without the help of the prison crew to do the back breaking labor of filling the gabion baskets it would have been difficult to complete this project before the start of monsoon season. Thanks also to Everett and Patty Sickles for the use of their backhoe and Carolina Baertsch and Glen Floe for bringing their bobcat!
Once again the dogs will have full run of their exercise area. With the bank stabilization project now complete we should not have to worry again that the monsoon rains will compromise this area of the property. This project repair was originally estimated at $40,000. However, with the assistance of those mentioned above the project was done for $13,000, with HSW having to spend only $8,000. Again, many thanks to everyone's hard work.
Foster Families Needed
From time to time we need individuals, or families, to foster some of our resident animals. Reasons could include recovering from in an injury or surgery, help the pet acclimate to a home setting, or giving kittens or puppies a home setting while they mature enough to be neutered and placed up for adoption.
The length of time the pet would be in your home varies from a few days to a few months. All their food and medical expenses will be covered by the shelter. It is an amazing experience for both you and the animal. Giving the animals an opportunity to blossom in a home setting instead of the shelter can make all the difference as to how quickly they are adopted to their forever home.
Will you fall in love with the cat or dog? Most likely. However, your time with these animals is so important to their overall quality of life. Think of how great you will feel when you send off that cat or dog to their forever home. You make a difference! And, guaranteed, there will be many more animals that will need your TLC if you just give fostering a try.
Your author has been fostering cats and kittens since 2005 and it is an experience I wouldn't change for anything! If you are interested in fostering cats and/or dogs please call the shelter at 928.684.8801 and speak with Debby.
HSW needs some people who can volunteer your time on a consistent basis. We offer a great environment with all the cats and dogs to love. Tasks that need filling include: (1) working at the front desk answering telephones, greeting visitors, data entry and processing paperwork, (2) dog walkers, (3) cat snugglers, (4) reading out loud to a cat and/or dog, (5) brushing the animals, (6) participate in off-site events, (7) distribute fliers, and many more opportunities.
If you are interested please download a volunteer application found under the "helping us" tab and bring it to the shelter any time Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00. Questions: call us at 928.684.8801.
Wish List for the Shelter - Please check out "Helping Us" and our Wish List page found under that heading. If you would like to purchase items to help us at the Shelter. Any and all of those items are needed on a regular basis. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Items we always need are:
paper towels liquid hand soap
dish soap dishwasher soap
HE laundry detergent 30 gallon garbage bags
As always, thank you for all you do to help us care for the animals!
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