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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...

Be Kind To Animals

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Be Kind to Animals week begins on May 4’th. The oldest week of its kind in the United States, Be Kind to Animals Week was first observed in 1915. It was established by Dr. William O. Stillman, the leader of the American Humane Association at the time. This week is dedicated to helping animals and to publicizing the achievements of the nation’s humane...

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...

Two Favorites..Shopping and Saving Lives

Shopping on Amazon from the comforts of home? New to Amazon is www.smile.amazon.com. Same shopping, same prices, your same account. The bonus is that if you sign on and pick us as your charity of choice, we get .5% of your shopping spree. Easy, safe and a great way to help the animals in our care. You can click on the right and start your shopping now. Share With Your...

It’s More Than Just A Number

Guest Editorial Printed in Today’s News Herald 12/19/13 Since 1978 the Western Arizona Humane Society (WAHS) has been dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of unwanted and abandoned animals and the elimination of pet overpopulation. That is our non-profit mission that governs our programs and services. We have provided animal care to the citizens and the City of Lake Havasu starting with a small facility to...

Holiday Safety Tips

Holly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations: O Christmas Tree Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it...

Gift Giving Ideas

Make a difference in the life of a homeless animal. Thanks to friends like you, you can sponsor a dog or cat during their stay at our shelter. Our staff will select one of our 4 legged companions based on their age and how long they have been at the shelter. Your sponsorship includes a sign on their kennel, exposure on the website, and a photo of your shelter sweetheart once it is adopted. Your shelter sweetheart adoption fee...

We All Have Wishes

 During the holidays, we all have wishes. We wish that every pet to have a loving and caring home.  Your generous contribution helps us care for more pets in need while they wait to find their forever families. Pets like”Krypto”, a 6 month old Chihuahua, brought to us by a good Samaritan as a stray, covered in cactus. This little guy was obviously in pain, but gentle and kind. We rushed him to the vet, and he...

Safe Travel With Your Pets

By Jenny Anderson, Volunteer Many of us will be traveling to friends and family over the holidays.   If you’re planning to bring along your companion animal, several vital considerations will assure your pet’s safety, health, and happiness while on the road trip. •    Safety begins with a secure collar & tags.  If your pet has a microchip, be sure the contact information is up-to-date.  Do not have too much...

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

“Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too. Talkin’ Turkey If you decide to feed...

Duck Derby 2013 Duckorate Winners

Thanks to the very creative business that supported the Corporate Duckorated ducks, we filled Shugrue’s Bridgeview room to capacity. And the winners are: SPLASH IT UP: 1. LITTLE PEOPLE’S DAY CARE 2.MOHAVE STATE BANK 3. WESTERN ALARM SUPER SLIDING 1TEAM THOMPSON2. WEB CITY SERVICES 3. ROBINSON AUTOMOTIVE WATER MANIA 1 GOLDEN HORSESHOE 2. MICHAEL ALAN  3. MOHAVE STATE BANK WAVE CATCHER 1.CONNECTED COMPUTER &...

Duck Derby 2013

Still time to support our shelter guests and get your duck in the race! Only $5.00 to adopt a duck, or get your Quack Pack for $35 which includes a t-shirt and 5 ducks with a chance to win $1,000. Your generous contributions help place homeless and abandoned animals and provide low/cost spay neuter services to our community.Click “Add to Cart” button below to get your duckling in the running for Sunday,...

Paw It Forward

Do you already provide a loving, caring home for a pet or pets? If you do, congratulations, you are a part of the solution in helping us find safe, loving homes for lost or abandoned dogs and cats. And as you have already figured out, our four legged friends provide comfort in the form of unconditional love. If you’re not ready to adopt another canine or feline friend into your family, but still want to help others enjoy...

Painting the town orange: WAHS looks sell 10K paws...

Reprinted with permission by Today’s News Herald, Lake Havasu City By JAYNE HANSON Western Arizona Humane Society is picking up speed to ‘paint the town orange’ during its summer pet adoption effort and also is on track to meet its goal of 700 lives saved through adoption at its two shelters in Lake Havasu City and Kingman, HOW IT WORKS WAHS is participating in the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to...

Independence Day

We are celebrating Independence Day with fee waived adoptions for all veterans and active military (including families).  We appreciate those that serve our Country and what a better way to show our appreciation that adding a loving companion animal to your home. We also want to give independence to the shelter guests waiting for adoption.   Fee waived adoptions will be in effect Monday July 1st, Tuesday July 2nd and...

Kitten Kapers

Yes, it’s that time of year again at our shelters for kittens, kittens, kittens. If you have been thinking of adding an adorable bundle of joy to your family, please come see us. Don’t forget our mature cats as well. We have them in all shapes, colors, sizes and sexes so we know that at least one is right for you. We also have cats at Petsmart for adoption in Kingman and Lake Havasa City. Many of our cats have...

One Life At A Time

Join the Western Arizona Humane Society in our efforts to save more lives. Click on the link below for a great video how you can help. Can’t adopt right now? Consider becoming an Adoption Ambassador. We’ll provide you with photos of an adorable, adoptable dog or cat. Your mission if you choose to accept it, will be to share with your friends, business associates, post on your Facebook, to let people know that...

Art of Adoption Sponsors

Your Support Changes Lives Thank you for your support that finds loving homes for animals, to provide a safe haven for lost and abandoned pets and elimination of pet overpopulation. The four legged members of our community need your continued commitment for their welfare. Your participation provides the ability to find forever homes for the shelter guests in our care. We appreciate your support, and look forward to an...

WAHS One of 50 Finalist in ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K...

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released the names of the 50 animal shelters that will compete in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, with a total of $600,000 in prize grants up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs. “This challenge is a great motivator for our team of shelters and the communities they serve to get involved.  We are honored...

Animal Census Oct-Dec 2012 Kingman

LIVE 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 ...

MC/Kingman 4th Quarter 2013-2014 Intake & Dis...

  Click here to view report     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...

Lake Havasu 4th Quarter 2013-2014 Intake & Di...

Click here to view report   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...

Grief and Loss

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald We eventually have to deal with the loss of our beloved pet, and just the thought is enough to cause us grief.  Anticipatory grief is not necessarily a bad thing because it allows us to process how this death will impact us.  We can also begin to make constructive plans.  This is so much better than fixating on the pet’s illness to the extreme. Obsession with this...