The Arizona Pet Project Chosen as Mentorship Partner by The Humane Society of the United States

The Arizona Pet Project is proud to announce that it was awarded the Pets for Life Mentorship Grant to provide community outreach and pet owner support in South Phoenix communities. The program is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States.

Leanna Taylor, CEO of  The Arizona Pet Project, says, “In 2021, we opened the first-of-its-kind bilingual resource center in South Phoenix to bring resources and support to pets and their families in our community. Opening a center in the middle of a pandemic was bold, but we knew the need was great and that if we built it, community members and funding partners would come. A year later, we are thrilled to announce the Humane Society of the United States is assisting us in expanding outreach and services to families and pets in a high-need area.

“The Arizona Pet Project has demonstrated an impressive initiative to address the inequity in access to pet resources that people in underserved areas experience,” said Amanda Arrington, senior director of Pets for Life. “The Humane Society of the United States is proud to support The Arizona Pet Project in working towards a more just and fair animal welfare movement.”

Thanks, in part, to the Humane Society of the United States, The Arizona Pet Project will provide free vaccines and spay/neuter surgeries, urgent veterinary care for sick and injured animals, pet food, supplies, and general pet-related information. Families can also access support and resources for the entire bonded family through their veterinary social workers.

Driven by social justice, the Pets for Life philosophy and The Arizona Pet Project recognize that a deep connection with pets transcends socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and geographic boundaries, and no one should be denied the opportunity to experience the benefits and joy that come from the human-animal bond. *

The Arizona Pet Project prevents pet homelessness by keeping families with pets together. But don’t let our name fool you. While there is no question our work saves the lives of dogs and cats in our community, The Arizona Pet Project is much more than an animal welfare organization. Our unique approach and revolutionary programs focus on improving (and saving) the lives of both people and pets in our community.

The Arizona Pet Project keeps pets with the people who love and need them most by connecting our vulnerable community members and families in crisis with services and resources to prevent the unnecessary surrender of their beloved companions. We support families while also reducing the number of dogs and cats in our Valley shelters.

Founded in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States and its affiliates around the globe fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, the HSUS takes on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries, and together with its affiliates, rescues and provides direct care for over 100,000 animals every year. The HSUS works on reforming corporate policy, improving and enforcing laws and elevating public awareness on animal issues. More at .

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