PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
SURRENDER AN ANIMAL
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).
Spay/Neuter Voucher Program for Graham County Residents
IT’S TIME! DISCOUNT SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER PROGRAM 2021!
This year vouchers are offered to both GRAHAM & GREENLEE COUNTY RESIDENTS! At this time, we are only offering “LOW-INCOME” vouchers for anyone that is receiving any kind of assistance: SNAP, AHCCCS, MEDICAID, UNEMPLOYMENT, SENIOR CITIZENS RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY, SSI, SINGLE PARENT HOMES, ETC.
We will begin accepting requests for the upcoming month on the last Saturday of each month starting February 27, 2021. We are offering 25 vouchers/month. Dog co-pay is $45.00 (each) - Cat co-pay is $25.00 (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.
This year we ask that you make your request online. Choose SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER from the top menu and “Click Here” on the link. You can then fill out your information letting us know what voucher(s) you need. If you choose to pay online via PayPal, there will be an additional $5.00 processing fee. You can also pay with VENMO at: Desert Cat Rescue. Print or screenshot your receipt and bring it with you when you pick up the voucher(s).
DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED TO PICK UP YOUR VOUCHER(S).
If you do not have access to a computer, you can still make your request by phone. Call the Desert Cat Spay/Neuter line at: 928-965-4827. Leave a voicemail with your requests. Your call will be returned with pick-up instructions if you one of the first 25 requests.
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!
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.
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 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.