Ducey announces $1.27 million in funding for the Arizona Humane Society

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Governor Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that his administration is giving $1.27 million to the Arizona Humane Society. The news broke while he was visiting the animal shelter’s Sunnyslope campus in Phoenix.

“The Arizona Humane Society has helped place many animals into safe, loving homes,” Governor Ducey said. “Last year, when many communities and families in Arizona were devastated by wildfires and floods, The Humane Society acted quickly to protect pets and provide shelter. I am grateful to the Humane Society team for their hard work and dedication to supporting our communities and protecting companion animals.

During her tour, Ducey saw firsthand an AHS worker helping a dog with a broken leg. “Looks like he’s in good hands,” Ducey said.

Here is an overview of the funding breakdown:

  • $700,000 for Project Away From Home which helps struggling pet owners get foster care for their pets
  • $370,000 for a mobile shelter and kennel system for Arizona pets affected by natural disasters and another animal rescue truck
  • $200,000 for educational programs for 2,000 at-risk and special-needs children, allowing them to spend time with animals and learn about career options

Ducey’s visit took place the same day as the start of Arizona Gives Day. It started at noon on Tuesday and lasts 24 hours. Special Time encourages people to give to Arizona nonprofits.

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Jennifer R. Strohm