If you are looking to surrender an animal that was found or belongs to you please fill out the form below and THEN contact us. There will be a fee of $10 per cat or $25 for a litter that will go to providing medical care and supplies to the animal(s).



If you are an animal organization and would like to file a request to transfer animals to the rescue, please fill out the form below.

Spay/Neuter Voucher Program for Graham County Residents

Vouchers are CASH only.

If you are interested in obtaining a Spay/Neuter voucher please call: 928-965-4827 on the last Saturday of the month. We will be issuing vouchers for the first 40 request per month as long as we have grant money available.

Vouchers are for Graham County Residents only! You will need to provide proof of residency when picking up your vouchers. A drivers licence, ID or electric bill will work as proof. 

We will begin accepting calls for the upcoming month on the last Saturday of each month. When you call the voucher line, leave a voicemail with your requests. If you are one of the first 40 requests, you will be called back and advised on when & where to pick up your vouchers.

Dogs will cost $40.00 - Cats will cost $20.00

There will also be an additional $5.00 good-faith charge when you pick up your vouchers. You can elect to have the $5.00 returned to you after you services are provided, or you can elect to donate it to Desert Cat Rescue & Sanctuary of Arizona. 


Community Programs Offered

  • Adoptions: We are a PetSmart Charity & we have two PetSmart partner locations! You can see our available kitties at the PetSmart store in the El Con mall, Tucson AZ & also at the PetSmart located in Green Valley, AZ.

  • Happy Pets ~ Meals on Wheels for Graham & Greenlee Counties. This program provide weekly supplements of pet foods to Meals on Wheels recipients with pets!

  • Discount Spay/Neuter Vouchers when funding is available.

  • Lives & Literacy Reading Program is for children ages 0-12. This program promotes literacy, bonding & forever homes.

  • Senior Companion Program: Senior Citizens foster Senior pets. Desert Cat covers the costs of medical, food & litter so our seniors are able to have a companion with them without the financial burden.

Other Services Spay/Neuter Assistance Programs 

In Graham County, Desert Cross Veterinary Hospital in Thatcher, AZ offers 10 free spay/neuter certificates on the first of every of month for those that are unable to provide for their pets.

Please call: 928-348-0026 to learn more.

Greenlee County Animal Control has certificates for spay/neuters. For more information, please contact them at: 928-865-2720.

The Animal Defense League of Arizona may have certificates available. Call 602-265-7729 to request vouchers. Follow the prompts on the answering system.

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Lives & Literacy


​Desert Cat Rescue & Sanctuary is partnering with the City of Safford, though the
Safford City - Graham County Library!

Many of our adopters have children. What if we could encourage all of those children to read? Maybe to read to their newly adopted pet? How many children can we teach the joy of reading – a gift for life?! This is the perfect way to promote respect for the pets in addition to bonding in order to create best friends for life, ensuring forever homes!


​This program is for children ages 0-12. When someone with children adopts a pet from us in this age range, each child will be given a book bag with new books, so they can go home and read to their new best friend! The book bags will include age appropriate pet care instructions for the children too. Our PetSmart partners will also be adding to the bags with treats and toys!

Meals on Wheels


Our seniors deserve the very best we can give them! Sometimes they are home bound possibly with little or no social interaction.


We want to make sure they are able to keep their closest companions with them! Since September 2017, we have partnered with SEACUS "Meals on Wheels" program serving Graham & Greenlee Counties! We provide a weekly supplement of pet food along with their wonderful meals for those who have pets – up to 2 bags per household in any combination! This alleviates some of the strain on our seniors who may find money tight and feel the need to share their meals with their pets.​

Per, “[…] there is one source of comfort and companionship that benefits seniors in countless ways: pets. Animals can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase social interaction and physical activity.”

Donations are needed to help sustain this program!

Please contact us if you can donate pet food or provide financial support.




P.O. Box 1238 Thatcher, AZ 85552

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