PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
We have opened a pet food pantry in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul in Safford, AZ! They will be giving out dog & cat food in addition to their wonderful food boxes. Patrons will be able to get 1 lb cat food or 3 lb bags dog food.
PLEASE DONATE TO HELP US WITH:
PET FOOD PANTRY
HAPPY PETS~MEALS ON WHEELS
DISCOUNT SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS
EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS
Spay/Neuter Voucher Program
AVAILABLE DISCOUNT SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER PROGRAMS!
Vouchers are available for both dogs & cats unless otherwise noted.
GENERAL POPULATION DISCOUNT VOUCHERS:
These vouchers are available to all pet owners residing in Graham or Greenlee County. There is no requirement for obtaining a voucher.
Funding provided by The United Way of Graham & Greenlee County!
"CAT ONLY" DISCOUNT VOUCHERS
Cat only vouchers are available to anyone residing in Cochise, Graham or Greenlee Counties. Funding provided by The Bonnie Kay Charitable fund through The Community Foundation of Southern Arizona!
ALL SPAY/NEUTER SERVICES FOR DISCOUNT VOUCHERS ARE DONE THROUGH DESERT CROSS VETERINARY HOSPITAL LOCATED IN THATCHER, AZ.
You can submit your request anytime using the link on our website. We are offering 40 vouchers/month. Dog co-pay is $55.00 (each) - Cat co-pay is $35.00 (each), including a $5.00 good faith deposit that can refunded after you return the Post-Service Survey. You can also elect to donate it to Desert Cat Rescue & Sanctuary of Arizona.
You will need to provide proof of residency when picking up your voucher(s). A driver’s license, ID or electric bill will work.
Please make your request from our website. Choose SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER from the top menu and “Click Here” on the program link. You can then fill out your information letting us know what voucher(s) you need.
If you choose to pay online via PayPal or Venmo, there will be an additional $5.00 processing fee. Print or screenshot your receipt to show when you pick up the voucher(s).
DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED TO PICK UP YOUR VOUCHER(S).
MAKE SURE YOU PROVIDE A WORKING NUMBER AND ENSURE WE CAN LEAVE A VOICEMAIL.
If you choose to pay at the time of pick up, ONLY CASH will be accepted. No Credit Cards, Debits Cards or Checks will be accepted.
SAVE THE DAY – NEUTER & SPAY!
If you are in Tucson or Phoenix, you can find other resources at these links:
Community Programs Offered
Cat Adoptions We are a PetSmart Charity. Please visit one of our various locations.
Happy Pets ~ Meals on Wheels in Graham County, in partnership with SEACUS Meals on Wheels. This program provides weekly supplements of pet foods to Meals on Wheels recipients with pets!
Discount Spay/Neuter Vouchers when funding is available. Provided in partnership with Desert Cross Veterinary Hospital, Thatcher, AZ.
Desert Cat Rescue Pet Stop; a pet food pantry In partnership with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Safford, AZ, this program provides cat & dog food with the food boxes given out to community members.
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 can have a furry companion 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.
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.
OTHER RESOURCES IN TUCSON OR PHOENIX:
Lives & Literacy
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! Available at our participating PetSmart partner stores!
Happy Pets ~ 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 County! 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 AgingCare.com, “[…] 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.