Lucky dog: Adopted!
from the press release
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona found homes for 428 dogs and cats during the first three weeks of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, but the race is far from over!
To keep the ball rolling, there will be dogs and cats on site, ready for adoption at the Kiehl’s Counter in Dillard’s at Tucson Mall. Kiehl’s will be hosting the Humane Society from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 25.
Thanks to some generous supporters, the HSSAZ has been able to extend free adoptions on mixed-breed, adult dogs over 25 pounds and adult cats through Labor Day.
–Adoptions on Saturday, Sept. 1, will free thanks to a sponsorship by The Volpe Team at Nova Home Loans.
–On Sunday, Sept 2, free adoptions are underwritten by The Realtors at Valley Gold Team-Re/Max.
–On Monday (Labor Day), the HSSAZ adoptions lobby will be open from noon-5 p.m., sponsored by Amy Buller.
These Challenge Champions have shown a true commitment to homeless animals. For information on becoming a Challenge Champion, call Karen Hollish at 321-3704, ext. 188.
Please help put Tucson on the animal welfare map.
Photo: The ASPCA Challenge is continuing to save lives and putting unexpected love in some people’s lap. Roxy, a Chow Chow mix, was brought to HSSA because her family was moving and couldn’t bring her along. The news just seemed to get worse. Roxy was diagnosed with Valley Fever, a chronic fungal infection that needs to be treated for the rest of her life. Roxy had been at the HSSA for about a month when she was taken to a radio show for promotion.
But before Roxy was even taken on air she saw Anne, a Cumulus Station employee, who ran up to her and insisted Anne pet her. There was an instant bond and the two seemed to be meant for one another. Anne had just lost a pup and wasn’t entirely sure Roxy was the right fit for her home. Anne had a 3-year-old daughter and was also an avid horse rider and her only concern was how Roxy would be around horses and young children. After Anne heard Roxy’s history, “Roxy is good with children, good with dogs, good with cows and good with horses.” Anne shouted out, “Oh, my gosh! It’s meant to be!” Roxy went home with Anne that evening to a great new family that loved her, Valley Fever and all.