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Check back here regularly for news, announcements, and our most recent press releases.

For all media inquiries please contact our Public Relations Lead at 520.321.3704, ext. 177 or via email.





An Easter rabbit is not for everybunny
Friday, April 18, 2014
Rabbits make wonderful pets, but the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is encouraging everyone to think before jumping on the bunny bandwagon this Easter.

HSSA seeks "Second Chance" emergency medical funds
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
We are seeing an increase in the number of injured or abused animals in need of emergency medical care and is seeking community help.

Register now for Dog Days in the Desert Summer Camps!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Get ready for summer fun at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona! Registration opens this week for the Dog Days in the Desert Summer kids camps. 

Career Day at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona!
Wednesday, March 6, 2014
Ever wonder what happens each day at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona? The HSSA invites kids ages 11-14 to find out what a career in animal welfare is like. 

Get your dirty dog squeaky clean at Tails & Ales!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Join HSSA and the ladies of Tucson Rollery Derby at Barrio Brewery this Sunday, March 2 for a fun-filled dog washing fundraiser.

Cat owners can "Beat the Heat" before springtime
Thurssday, January 23, 2014
Thanks to a PetSmart Charities grant, HSSA will provide 200 “Beat the Heat” spay surgeries for $20 in February.

HSSA to unveil Santa Rita Landscaping makeover
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
We will ureveal the newly renovated 1,380-square-foot dog exercise yard at the Companions for Life Center this weekend.

It’s here! Paws for the Holidays 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Tis the season! The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is ready to kick off this year’s annual Paws for the Holidays celebration.

Let’s Get Savvy on Service Animals
Monday, November 18, 2013
The HSSA’s Hand-In-Paw (H.I.P.) Kids Club hosts an exciting afternoon of interactive presentations by local trainers and pet handlers.

It's going to be a Howl-O-Ween party!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Party with four-legged ghouls and goblins at HSSA'sannual Howl-O-Ween Party and Costume Contest!

Hey kids, it's Movie and a Cuddle!
Monday, October 21, 2013
There’s no better way to spend a cool Friday night than cuddled up with a pup watching a movie.

HSSA celebrates Natonal Feral Cat Day
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
We're celebrating National Feral Cat Day on Wednesday, Oct. 16, by spaying and neutering free-roaming felines and recognizing those who care for them.

It's Officialy Barktober!
Monday, October 14, 2013
We're packed to the max with dogs, so now through Sunday, dog adoption fees are waived.

Keep Halloween fun and safe!
Monday, October 7, 2013
Keep pets inside on the Halloween celebration to keep them – and trick-or-treaters – safe.

Mosey for Mutts with the HSSA!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Our inaugural fundraiser walk is coming! Come mosey with us, 8am Saturday, Sep. 28. 

Help! We'rePAWSatively full this Labor Day weekend
Friday, August 30, 2013
HSSA is jam-packed with lots of lovable pets looking for their forever homes. 

McSally delivers special dog to HSSA
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Noah, emaciated and in need of medical treatment, wandering around Lackland Air Force Base in Texas will receive treatment here. 

HSSA Movie Night at the Fox Theatre
Monday, August 19, 2013
The 1995 classic Babe will be on the big screen for the whole family.

HSSA rescues 8 "show-me state" dogs
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Five dogs and three puppies seized in a large interstate dog-fighting raid were received from Missouri after an investigation was completed.

It's time to "Primp Your Pit"
Friday, July 19, 2013
Spay or neuter your pit bull mix for just $20, throughout August.

HSSA sets up emergency accommodations
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
HSSA helps during community crisis.

July 4th safety
Friday, June 28, 2013
Keep your pets safe and happy this Independence Day.

Monsoon safety
Monday, June 17, 2013
Don’t let monsoon months put a damper on pets’ fun!

Peace, love and cats
Monday, June 3, 2013
In honor of Adopt-A-Cat month, HSSA is offering free cats throughout the month of June!

HSSA invites you to 'Adore-A-Bull'
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is throwing a three-day celebration of bully breed dogs because we want Tucson to Adore-A-Bull!

UA students can de-stress with lovable pups!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
HSSA and MPASA have joined forces to bring "Coffee and a Cuddle" back to the UA mall to raise funds to help homeless pets!

Humane Society filling up fast, waiving adoption fees
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
"You Can't Put a Price on Love" adoption special going on now through Sunday, May 5.

Learn Pet First Aid to become a lifesaver
Monday, April 8, 2013
Knowing how to properly administer First Aid on your pet could make the difference between life and death in an emergency.

HSSA summer program brings kids, pets together
Monday, April 8, 2013
Dog Days program provides children with fun, hands-on, in-depth education about a range of animal issues.

Puppies left for dead found in the desert
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Six 7-week-old puppies were dumped with no food, no water and left for dead.

Spring Break Adoption Extravaganza!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Celebrate spring with free adoptions, food trucks and eegee’s at the HSSA!

Recovered cats get big send off at Humane Society
Monday, February 25, 2013
The felines are free! After three months of treatment and isolation, cats at the HSSA who showed signs of feline calicivirus are healthy and available for adoption.

Shelter dogs get their day with graduation ceremony
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
HSSA welcomes you to attend our first-ever Canine College graduation ceremony this Saturday.

Love is blind for bonded shelter dogs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A tailwagging tale of true love is unfolding at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Second Puppy found in Trash Sparks Investigation
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Another puppy has been turned over to HSSA after being found in a park trash can.
88-Crime offering reward for information.

Puppy Dumped in Park Trash Can
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Lucky "Oscar" gets second chance, thanks to good Samaritan.

Celebrate pets at Paws in the Plaza!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Shop and save more than just money! Adoptables, raffle, all to benefit HSSA.

Blind Aussie Shepherd Gets a Second Chance at life in Canada
Friday, December 28, 2012
Purebred Marshmallow has genetic defect known as Lethal White.

HSSA Cats Ready For Adoption; Shelter Accepting Cats Again
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A limited number of cats and kittens available for adoption by Friday, Dec. 21.

Adoptable Kittens Return After Viral Outbreak
Friday, December 14, 2012
HSSA is happy to welcome 38 foster kittens back to both PAWSH off-site locations.

Mild Calicivirus Outbreak
Thursday, November 29, 2012
For 2 to 3 weeks, HSSA will be unable to receive or adopt out any cats or kittens.

Help Send an Animal Home for the Holidays
Monday, November 26, 2012
Get in the spirit by becoming a Home for the Holidays sponsor at HSSA.

ASPCA Grant Funds S/N Clinics at Apache Nation
Monday, November 19, 2012
$10K grant from ASPCA helps fund Humane Society-Apache Nation collaboration.

Paws for Holidays expands to two festive nights
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Don’t miss Tucson’s premier holiday party for pet lovers!

Pet Safety Tips for a Safe & Fun Halloween
Monday, October 29, 2012
Make sure you and your pets enjoy a pleasant holiday.

Wilbur & Wilma Visit HSSA October 26
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Famous UA mascots will be supporting us in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

Happy Howl-O-Ween Event October 26
Friday, October 19, 2012
Fearless Dogs & Phantom Cats: The Bizarre World of Animal Urban Legends

National Feral Cat Day is October 16
Monday, October 15, 2012
A day to promote awareness and proper care of feral cats.

ASPCA Grant Funds Animals Cruelty Task Force
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
HSSA's anti-cruelty program was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the ASPCA for its nationally recognized prevention efforts.

World Rabies Day Today
Friday, September 28, 2012
A reminder of the importance of pet vaccination.

Fur Baby Fiesta Sept. 28-30
Monday, September 24, 2012
It's a 3-day Fiesta for our adoptable Fur Babies!

Week 9 Shelter Challenge Update
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
HSSA making history with adoption numbers.

Dealer For The People Extends Free Adoptions
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Thanks to Scott Lehamn of Premier Auto for his generous support.

Entering Month 2 of Shelter Challenge
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
HSSA not slowing down for month two of ASPCA Challenge.

Week 4 Shelter Challenge Update
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Free adoptions extended into September.

First Month Shelter Challenge Wrap Up
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Over 420 animals found forever homes!

Week 1 Shelter Challenge Update
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
We're on our way!

ASPCA $100K Shelter Challenge
Monday, July 23, 2012
Help us find homes for 3000 animals, and win $100K to save even more.

Primp Your Pit

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Low cost spay and neuter event for pits and pit mixes.

July 4 Pet Safety
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Keep your pet safe and secure this Independence Day.


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