Arizona Humane Society receives $1.27 million from the state to help vulnerable animals.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Humane Society will get $1.27 million from the state to help pets whose owners are experiencing financial hardship or when natural disasters strike.
On Tuesday, Gov. Doug Ducey announced the financing during a visit of the nonprofit organization's Sunnyslope Campus in Phoenix, at 7th and Dunlap avenues.
In a press statement, Ducey noted, The Arizona Humane Society has assisted in the placement of numerous animals in secure, loving homes.
When wildfires and water devastated many Arizona communities and people last year, the Humane Society worked fast to preserve pets and give refuge. I'm appreciative to the Humane Society's staff for their devotion and hard work in helping our communities and protecting pets.
According to the release, the majority of the funding, $700,000, will go to the Project Away from Home program, which connects pet owners with temporary foster care opportunities for their pets if they are experiencing housing instability, financial hardship, domestic violence, or emergency hospitalization.
A portion of the funds will also go toward a mobile pop-up shelter and kennel system for natural disasters, as well as a second rescue truck with an animal holding and air-conditioning box.
A portion of the funds will also go toward educational programming that will allow 2,000 at-risk and special needs children to engage in hands-on activities with animals and learn about potential job prospects while socializing with their classmates.