COVID-19 Program Updates and Status
On behalf of the animals awaiting their forever homes at Pet Allies Animal Shelter, thank you for your continued support in stopping pet over-population through non-lethal means.
These are confusing, anxiety-filled, and uncertain times for all of us. But this doesn't mean our mission to furnish professional, affordable spay/neuter programs and to place pets in caring homes has stopped. Our services just look a little different during this time of uneasiness and uncertainty. Here's what we're doing currently:
The animal shelter is open during our normal hours and the number of people visiting the shelter is limited to one at a time. The door may be locked but we are open, just limiting access to allow for social distancing. Adopters are needed for the many animals at the shelter. Foster homes are needed for cats with litters of kittens. This may change in the near future to adoption by appointment only.
Please develop an emergency backup plan for your pets, ideally, a loved one or family member, rather than rely on the sheltering system.
The clinic is open and providing essential veterinary services only, very limited spay or neuter surgeries as we must conserve supplies that may be needed at Human Hospitals. Call the clinic for details as changes are frequent. 928-532-1602 Monday thru Thursday 10-4.
Currently the food pantry is by appointment. Call 928-243-0695 Monday or Tuesday 8-3:30 for an appointment on Wednesday. You may have to leave a message and wait for a return call. Donations are appreciated. Food assistance has been limited recently due to lack of supplies.
We are proceeding with our annual White Mountain Rubber Duck Pluck event scheduled for July 4, 2020. If the Stay At Home and Social Distancing orders are still in place at that time, the duck pluck (for a chance to win $2,500) will be streamed online. Details will be available at www.PetAlliesAZ.org/duck
These program changes have not been easy, and our staff and volunteers have been incredible at adapting. We have had to get creative and will continue to help homeless animals and low-income pet owners in our community. Your support is essential during this time of uncertainty.
Changes are happening frequently so all these programs are subject to change.
Pet Allies Saves Lives with Your Help
Pet Allies operates a no kill animal shelter and a low cost high volume spay/neuter clinic.
The clinic spays or neuters about 2,500 animals each year and also provides other services to clients who are unable to afford full service veterinary services on a case-by-case basis. The shelter accepts stray animals from the City of Show Low and also accepts pets that people wish to surrender as space allows. Stray animals are accepted from other areas as space allows. Approximately 1,000 animals enter the shelter each year. Pet Allies also operates the Barkin' Basement Thrift Store, as a source of income, to help fund these programs.