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Enriching Your Cat’s World By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald                 The National Wildlife Federation recently published an article detailing the impact of free-roaming cats on birds and small wildlife.  Cats prey on wild birds and other wildlife when they are simply following their natural instinct. Why should we be...

Woof Wag and Wine 2018

Woof Wag and Wine will be held at the London Bridge Resort Convention Center on January 13, 2018.  More info to follow Share With Your Friends!Tweet

Office Closed early on 05/03 and 05/06 in Lake Hav...

Just a friendly reminder. Our Office will close early at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday 05/03 and Saturday 05/06. This enables our staff to train and attend the Top Hats and Tails Dinner 2017. Share With Your Friends!Tweet

WAHS LHC Closed on April 1st, 2017 for Strut Your ...

Our Lake Havasu City locations will be temporarily closed on Saturday April 1st, 2017.  We will be at the park celebrating Strut Your Mutt for the entire day.  We even have a band starting at 4: 00 p.m. Our Office will reopen for normal hours on Monday April 3rd, 2017. Incase of an emergency please dial 911 or call you local vet. Share With Your Friends!Tweet

Strut Your Mutt on McCulloch 2017

Second Annual Strut Your Mutt on McCulloch 2017. Please come and join us for a day full of Dog events and an evening full of music and friends. April 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Springberg McAndrew park in Lake Havasu City. Our Featured Band “Top Shelf” will play into the night starting at 4: p.m. for your enjoyment. Beer and Wine available at the event. All proceeds benefit the shelter guests at...

WAHS LHC Building Campaign Update

Here is a great update on our new shelter project. https://youtu.be/uOFtTJLTL88 Share With Your Friends!Tweet

2016 Holiday Hours Lake Havasu City / Kingman

We would like to make everyone aware of our Holiday schedule for the 2016 season. December 24 Christmas Eve day, open from 8:00 to 12 noon only. Short Day.  Kennel Hours 10-12. December 25 Christmas Day closed. December 26 Closed. December 31 New Years Eve day,  open from 8:00 to 12 noon only. Short Day.  Kennel Hours 10-12. January 1 New Years Day closed. January 2 Closed: New Years Day Observed   Our normal...

Whiskers and Wine in Kingman Arizona 12/10/2016

The Western Arizona Humane Society-Kingman cordially invites you to our “Whiskers & Wine” event to be held on Saturday, December 10 ,2016 at 6:00 p.m.  This event will be held at the New Grand Event Center at  515 E Beale St in Historic Downtown Kingman.  We have J.D. Marshall wine Sommelier  on hand to answer your wine questions as well as  a large selection of wines  and beer to enjoy. Dinner prepared  by...

Duck Derby 2016 Ducktail Party Dinner Video Presen...

This is a great video that was presented at our Ducktail Party on October 1st, 2016.  Enjoy.   Thank you to all the sponsors and guests who came out to support such a great cause. #ilovelakehavasu Share With Your Friends!Tweet

Duck Derby Ducktail Party October 1, 2016 London B...

We are so happy to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary of Duck Derby at WAHS.  The Ducktail Party on October 1st, 2016 will be off the charts.  Reservations are almost full.  Don’t miss your chance to get Quacky with us.  Hope to see you there.   Share With Your...

DUCK DERBY Races 2016, October 15 Under The London...

Don’t miss this exciting event.  This year we celebrate our 25th Anniversary.     Share With Your...

WAHS Pins for Pets at Havasu Lanes September 13, 2...

Come join us for some fun team bowling at Havasu Lanes on September 13, 2016.  See flyer for more info Share With Your Friends!Tweet

Top Hats and Tails Dinner and Live Auction, May 7,...

Top Hats and Tails is upon us. This year we have the greatest auction items ever! Our Raffle Prizes and seats are filling up fast. Attached please find our invitation. If you are interested in attending please print the attached invitation and mail back to WAHS LHC ASAP. Seating is extremely limited so buy now to guarantee your place at the event of the year! Auction items include a Beach Vacation in Mexico, Laughlin...

Building Campaign Kick Off Party! March 3, 2016. C...

5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2016 At London Bridge Resort Convention Center. Public Welcome.  Share With Your Friends!Tweet

Strut Your Mutt on McCulloch Blvd January 23, 2016

Join the Western Arizona Humane Society on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the 1st Inaugural Strut Your Mutt on McCulloch.  This is a Lake Havasu City Community event for everyone to join in.  Bring your dog to the park, meet new friends, try new things, be a part of your community.  The event entry fee is free with a donation of pet or human food.  All pet food will benefit the Western Arizona...

Whiskers and Wine December 5th Kingman, AZ

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Trunk Show / Adoption Event / Food Drive

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Pet Photos with Santa Paws

Are you looking for a great gift for a loved one?  Would you like to catch that special memory with your favorite pet? Come and take a photo with Santa Paws.  Click here to view additional info and to print the flyer.   Share With Your...

Duck Tail Party Reminder 10/03/2015

Don’t forget about our Duck Tail Party this weekend, Saturday October 3rd.  Cocktails start at 5:30.  London Bridge Resort. Share With Your...

24th Annual Duck Derby Races October 17

Mark your calendars and start your engines.  The Western Arizona Humane Society presents the 24th Annual Duck Derby Races on October 17th under the London Bridge.  We need your support.  Racing Tickets and Multi Packs available now.  Get your tickets for a chance to win a grand prize of $1,000.00.  All proceeds benefit and support the animals at Western Arizona Humane Society. Use this order form for your tickets and...

Willow Fire August 2015

It all started on Saturday, August 8th when the American Red Cross placed a call to the Western Arizona Humane Society.  We had all seen the smoke just didn’t know the seriousness of the situation unfolding in Mohave Valley, AZ.  To date this fire has ravaged over 6,000 acres and there is no news on containment at this time. I traveled to Mohave Valley, AZ yesterday afternoon to assist  at the emergency shelter to...

Western Arizona Humane Society assists in Willow F...

It’s been a rough couple days for residents, firefighters, Humane Society personal and volunteers alike.  The Willow Fires have ravaged over 5,000 acres.  With this the Western Arizona Humane Society has assisted with the care of over 50 animals who have been displaced from their homes.    These animals have been housed at the the Mohave Valley Elementary School for the last two days.  We still have lots of hard...

July 4th Schedule for WAHS

Just a friendly reminder, our offices in both Kingman and Lake Havasu City will be closed on Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th so our wonderful employees and volunteers can enjoy the holiday.  We will reopen on Monday July 6th with our normal schedule.  In case of an animal emergency please dial 911.   Thank you and have a wonderful July 4th Celebration. Share With Your Friends!Tweet

Summer Pet Safety 2015 with River Scene Magazine.

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A Special Thank You Lake Havasu CIty

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We Can Do It!

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Just last weekend the Western Arizona Humane Society sponsored a successful adoption event in our shelter parking lot. The local shelter staff partnered with the Kingman facility and the Parker shelter to place a total of 25 animals during this single event! Hopefully these 25 animals have found their forever home. The reason I say, “hopefully” is the sad fact that...

Poison Prevention

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Annually, the ASPCA posts the top pet poisons in hopes we will avoid accidentally poisoning our pets. Over the past several years human medications have topped the list. This is surprising since we usually think in terms of poisonous plants and other dangerous materials found in the pet’s environment. Pills can easily be accidently dropped when a person is planning to...

Adoption Fair a huge success at WAHS LHC

On Saturday March 14, 2015 Western Arizona Humane Society Lake Havasu City sponsored it’s 1st Annual Adoption Fair. This event was located at the WAHS Adoption Center on Empire Dr. in Lake Havasu City. 2 other shelters joined in the fun and were also successful in adopting animals. WAHS in Lake Havasu City adopted 18 animals, WAHS Kingman adopted 7 and the Parker / LaPaz County Shelter ARF Volunteers adopted 2...

Best in Show

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Now that the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is over, we know a beagle won “Best in Show”.  What happens next?  People often turn to websites and pet stores to find this preferred breed.  The problem is most pet stores and websites get their supply from puppy mills.  And it can be difficult to know when a dog is supplied by a puppy mill.  Puppy purchases can be...

Let’s Not Lose Them!

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald I witnessed as tragic incident recently while enjoying a day out in our beautiful Arizona desert.  A gentleman from another town arrived with his unleashed dog in his jeep—one he had recently adopted from the shelter in his community.  He had adopted him just a couple weeks prior to this outing.   We were all exploring some buildings in the ghost town of Swansea,...

Going on this weekend February 20th and 21st

We have a couple things happening this weekend here in Lake Havasu City. Our Volunteer Orientation will begin on Saturday morning  February 21st at 9:00 a.m. Locaiton is: WAHS 1100 Empire Dr. Lake Havasu City, AZ On Friday, February 20th from 10-2 we have a great adoption event happening at Broadway and Associates Real Estate on Swanson and Lake Havasu Ave. Share With Your...

Keep Those Pearly Whites Clean

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Let’s face it—brushing a pet’s teeth is not an easy task, and our animals usually make it a real effort; however, there are some techniques that help accomplish teeth cleaning without the struggle.  We do not have to deal with a resistant pet—struggling and hunkered down with clenched jaws.   Today there so many products made specifically to help facilitate...

Volunteer Orientation February 21, 2015

We will have our next Volunteer Orientation on February 21, 215 at 9:00 a.m. Location is: WAHS 1100 Empire Dr. Lake Havasu City, AZ Click here to view event flyer. Share With Your...

Hollywood Movie Awards Ceremony February 22, 2015

Watch the Oscars on the giant UltraStar movie screen with incredible surround sound! You will feel like you are inside the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with all the stars!All proceeds go to the Western Arizona Humane SocietyFebruary 22 at 5pm at UltraStar Theater in Lake HavasuAlthough dressy attire is not required, if at all possible, please dress up for this red carpet event (yes, there will be a red carpet)Cocktails inside...

Let’s Get it Right in 2015

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Let’s think about how we can improve the lives of our four-legged animal companions through support of the Western Arizona Humane Society.   In the past year nearly 3000 animals were saved via adoptions or through reuniting them with their family.   Yet, there are so many ways we can further this work.  We are an animal-loving community, and we must do all we can to...

Book Signing February 14, 2015 at WAHS LHC

We are gearing up for a great event on Valentines Day 215. Click here for more info. Share With Your Friends!Tweet

Recognizing Illness in Cats

  By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Cats are masters at masking illness.  Sometimes we have to recognize some pretty subtle signs.  We should watch for any changes, including changing sleep patterns, decreased food or water consumption, signs of less grooming, or changes in activity and social interaction.  Sometimes new physical symptoms may show up, too, such as weight gain or loss.  Often these...

What a Dog Thinks

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald There was a poem entitled,” Alone Again”, written by an anonymous author.  It describes what a dog might think after being adopted and then relegated to the back yard. The poem was written from a dog’s point of view, and I have paraphrased the message here: “If someone would just tell me what it is I have done wrong. Why am I tied up and left alone so long. They...

New Years Resolution #1

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Bring in the New Year

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald It’s time to make our New Year’s resolutions.  This year I plan to include my companion animals in those positive changes because they are such an integral part of our daily lives.  Even small, meaningful steps will improve our family’s health and happiness. First, and probably most important, I will really work to maintain an “attitude of gratitude” and remember...

Rabies Clinic January 17, 2015

Our next rabies clinic will be on January 17, 2014 from 8-11 a.m.  Don’t miss it. Click here for more info Share With Your Friends!Tweet

Dear Santa

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald This is the season of giving and sharing.  There are many needs at the Western Arizona Humane Society, and this would be a perfect time to help fulfill the shelter’s wish list.  There are many items on the shelter’s wish list, including operational supplies, basic animal care items, and volunteer needs.  In addition, there are many donation suggestions on the wish...

Happy Holidays for Pets

Special to Today’s News-HeraldBy Jenny Anderson Like it or not, the holiday season is now in full swing.  This is an especially busy time, therefore the last thing we want is an emergency with our companion animals.  Thus, it’s best we plan ahead to proactively avoid dangerous situation. Let’s start with holiday decorations.  The glittery strands of lights, tinsel, ribbon, and other décor can be very enticing,...

Let’s Go For a Ride

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Some pet owners bring their dog with them where ever they go. We all occasionally take our pet along for a vehicle ride, and certainly must take them when making that trip to the veterinarian or boarding facility.  It is probably a good idea that we have outings with our pets often enough, so they don’t dread that occasional trip to the vet.  We may even be traveling with...

Whiskers & Wine event, Kingman, December 6th,...

The Western Arizona Humane Society cordially invites you to our “Whiskers & Wine” event to be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  This event will be held at the Historic Elk’s building located downtown on the corner of Fourth and Oak Street.  We are holding this fundraiser to help us provide for the needs of homeless pets in our community.   The Western Arizona Humane Society is an open admission...

A Time for Gratitude

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald According to some articles I read, being grateful is a vital part of our well-being. When we adopt this attitude, we become happier and better able to deal with the stresses of life.  Assuming an “attitude of gratitude” comes naturally to our companion animals.  They seem ever so thankful for any attention they receive.   Although a companion animal cannot speak, his...

Wags to Riches Resale Store Holiday Blowout. 2 day...

Wags to Riches Thrift Store is having a wonderful Holiday Sale on November 21 and 22, 2014.  Located at 1075 Aviation Dr.  Lake Havasu City, AZ . Don’t miss all the great holiday  merchandise. Click here for more info Share With Your Friends!Tweet

Cooler Weather: Some Dangers for Pets

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald There is some irony in celebrating the cool fall and winter temperatures in the desert.  Too many people, especially those coming from the North Country, assume it is safe to leave a dog in their vehicle with the windows cracked.  Unfortunately, there are few shady spots in the desert, and even in winter, our intense desert sun quickly heats a vehicle to dangerously high...

Avoiding Cat Aggression

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald There are many reasons interactions with our felines may become unpleasant.  Occasionally a cat will suddenly bite while being petted.  Other times it may show aggression, almost as if it is stalking or hunting.  It is important for owners to know when interaction is not a solicitation for petting.  Cats who have been handled and socialized as young kittens will tolerate...

Why Adopt Shelter Pets ?

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald There is often a stigma attached to adult animals, especially dogs, in shelters.  Community members may feel the pets were turned-in because there is something wrong with them.  Often people believe the animal is somehow inferior to those purchased from a breeder.  Petfinder.com has compiled a list of the top ten reasons people have given to dispel this mistaken belief. ...

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

   By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and is promoted by animal shelters throughout the country.  “What better time than now to march down to your local shelter and take home a canine in need?” says the ASPCA web page.  There are just so many ways an adopted dog can enrich your life. The Western Arizona Humane Society hopes you will consider adoption from...

The Importance of Immunizations

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Vaccinations are an important part of our companion animal’s health.   Some of the most commonly recommended immunizations include rabies, bordetella, and DAPP (a combination vaccine for distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus).  There will be a rabies clinic co-sponsored by the Western Arizona Humane Society and the Lake Havasu City Police Dept. on...

Your New Adopted Pet

By Jenny Anderson Those of us who have experience with animals know there are some who need a bit of extra attention when adopted from a humane society or rescue.  It’s best to allow time together  with the new companion animal for several reasons.  The animal introduced to a new home needs time to bond with us as caregivers.  We also want to observe and get to know the personality of the new addition.   I may take...

Duck Derby Tickets now on sale at Western Arizona ...

Duck Derby tickets on sale now at Western Arizona Humane Society!  $5.00 per ticket gets you a chance to win $1,000.00 in cash.   Quack Packs include 5 tickets and a T-shirt for $35.00. Call 928-855-5083 for more info or come down and see us at 1100 Empire Dr. Lake Havasu City     Share With Your...

The Ducks are coming. 2014 Duck Derby Sponsor Pack...

Don’t let this event Quack you by.  Now is the time to sign up for the 23rd Annual Duck Derby 2014.  The Corporate Duck Dinner will be held on October 22, 2014.  It will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the beautiful London Bridge Convention Center.  Click on the image for package and event details.   Share With Your...

Avoid Expensive Veterinary Expenses

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Many of the top ten costly pet health issues , and the resulting veterinary treatments, might be prevented with some basic preventative measures.  These measures include feeding biologically appropriate nutrition, keeping your pet lean and well-exercised, brushing his teeth, avoiding unnecessary vaccinations, and keeping up with both at-home and veterinary wellness...

SNIP Spay / Neuter Incentive Program

The Big Fix-Snip Spay / Neuter Incentive Program The Western Arizona Humane Society is offering low-cost, affordable spay/neuter to pet    owners due to the very generous cooperation of the veterinary community, private donations, fundraising efforts, and a grant from the Companion Animal Spay/Neuter Pet Friendly License Plate Committee.   This commitment allows us to subsidize the true, higher cost of spay/neuter...

Book Buddies Comes to WAHS

Book Buddies Comes to WAHS By Jenny Anderson A new program, one modeled after a very successful one in Pennsylvania, is now available at our local human society.  The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has offered the Book Buddies program (with adoptive cats) since August of last year and received rave reviews from participants. Tufts University has studied the effects reading programs involving animals and found positive...

So many critters

So Many Critters By Jenny Anderson                 Most people think of dogs and cats when they picture the guests at the Western Arizona Humane Society.  Yes, there are mostly cats and dogs, but you will frequently see a variety of other pets needing a new home.  Just last week I saw two rabbits, a guinea pig, and a very observant and friendly rat in the cat adoption room.  Sometimes there will be a ferret...

Wildlife Q&A

Wildlife By Jenny Anderson This is the season when we see a surge in baby animals.   Most people mistakenly think it is helpful to move these little critters to a “safer” location, and in the process, end up disturbing the balance of nature.  Although it’s hard to believe, these small creatures often are born nearly ready to forage on their own. A young desert tortoise functions independent of its parents from the...

Patty Gillmore to Join Western Arizona Humane Soci...

Newest Executive Will Helm Western Arizona Humane Society Lake Havasu City, AZ April 25, 2014 The Western Arizona Humane Society (WAHS) announced that Ms. Patty Gillmore has accepted the position as Executive Director, effective April 28, 2014.  “We are thrilled to welcome Patty to our team,” said Vice President of the Board of Western Arizona Humane Society, Rich Theophilus.  “Patty has been serving as...

Lake Havasu 1st Quarter 2017 – 2018 Intake & ...

Click here for report info RELEASE RATE: We follow the Asilomar Accords to determine the live release rate (LRR). This principle has been accepted by, and is utilized by, reputable animal-welfare organizations, shelters and rescue groups across the United State who wish to effectively communicate and collaborate. The LRR is reported by the percentage of dogs and cats over 8 weeks of age that are successfully released from an...

Duck Derby Races 2018

The Duck Derby Races will be held under the London Bridge on October 13, 2018.  More info to follow. Share With Your Friends!Tweet