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Ryan Meile Grant 2018 received

We are pleased to  announce that TSAS has received a grant from the Ryan Meile Animal Welfare Endowment Fund  of $14,080 to be used for the health and welfare of the pets.This grant is not for medical but for needed improvements to  the shelter to help protect the pets from heat, rain and cold. Grants like this  are essential to the well being of the pets in our care.  Thank you Ryan Meile and the Arizona Community Foundation for this much needed grant.

Dogs Available for Adoption October

All dogs are spayed/neutered, utd on age appropriate vaccinations and micro chipped BEFORE going to their new home.  Adoption fees are $40 + $10.99 micro chip registration when appropriate.  We recommend a meet and greet if you have children or other dogs in the family.

For an appointment to adopt call  520-457-2545

Baldwin is  a 2 year old male Boxer mix



Cats available in October

Per Shelter Policy all cats must be indoor only and may not be declawed. All cats/kittens are spayed/neutered, utd on age appropriate vaccinations, tested for feline leukemia/aids. BEFORE going to their new home.   For an appointment to adopt call 520-457-2545. Adoption fees are $40

Freeda and Fernanda two beautiful adult  brown tabbies.  They are on the shy side and need time to adjust. Special pricing for these two sweet cats $50 for the pair.

Edra – 5 years old. Would do best in a quiet home without small children or other pets

Desiree – is a young female adult. about a year old

Kenny, Sam,  were born Aug 23 and can go to their new homes about mid Nov.

Brandon is about 5 years old and friendly

Andy is a very shy cat that needs lots of patience and time to adjust.  He is a sweet young  cat.

Shelter NEEDS Volunteers

Letter to the Editor

The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter which was started in 1977 and has served the community of Tombstone since that time, caring for stray and surrendered dogs and cats.

The Shelter is in trouble. Money keeps coming in thankfully, to care for the continuing revolving door for dogs and cats. Right now they are full to capacity for cats and are taking care of 8 puppies until they can be spayed and neutered and go to their homes. Another 8 puppies are coming in early October. This is not counting the adult dogs.

That’s not the problem. They are running out of volunteers! Several have been volunteering at the Shelter since the 1990’s, no disrespect but they are now senior citizens and have physical limitations. Without having exact statistics the largest number of the remaining volunteers, though they haven’t volunteered as long, are also getting older and many already have physical limitations. Some work with cats only and they seem to be able to manage scheduling for their care but dogs take more time, strength and energy. They currently have two volunteers that are paid a stipend and are doing the lions share of the work but that leaves no one if they are ill or need time off. In the past dog walkers have provided exercise for dogs twice a day. Currently there aren’t enough to cover once a day for all seven days a week.

For several years the Shelter has been open for adoptions on Saturday afternoons. All but one Saturday a month two volunteers go to Sierra Vista to PetSmart or Cal-Ranch for off-site adoptions. The rest of the time adoptions are done by appointment 6 days a week at the convenience of the adoption coordinator and the adopter, that actually accounts for the largest percentage of the adoptions, off-site adoptions account for the second highest percentage and the rest are adopted on Saturdays at the shelter. The volunteers for Saturday afternoons have dwindled to two. Each doing one Saturday a month. So guess what! The Shelter is closed for adoptions the rest of the Saturdays – but the dogs still need to be fed, exercised and kennels cleaned, so they are back to asking the two stipend paid volunteers to cover! Wonder how long that will last before they burn out working 6 or 7 days a week?

THE SHELTER NEEDS MORE VOLUNTEERS! Even if they have to pay the stipend (at least for now there is money but the more paid out the sooner money will be used up). Ads have been paid for in out of town newspapers and free ads have been placed in the two local newspapers. No one answered.

At this rate, as volunteers leave and no one takes their place, the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter will have to close their doors – at least to dogs for now, if it gets worse the Shelter won’t be able to take care of cats either.

September Calendar Changes

Due to unforeseen circumstances the shelter will be on limited hours during the month of September.

Saturday Sept 1 adoptions by appointment only call 520-457-2545

Open to the Public 2-4 pm  –  Saturday, Sept 15 ONLY

Closed to the Public – Saturdays, Sept 1,  8, 22 and 29

Off Site Adoptions will be held from 9:30-3pm at:

PetSmart, Sierra Visa, Saturday, September 8 and 22

CAL-Ranch , Sierra Vista, Saturday, September 15 and 29

Adoptions by appointment Sunday-Friday  520-457-2545

Volunteer Wanted


Thank you to all the wonderful donations of supplies we have been receiving.
If you are making a personal delivery please call for a appointment for a convenient time to deliver.  Our Open hours are limited.  520-457-2545.
If you are ordering online  PLEASE CALL FIRST FOR A  Different DELIVERY ADDRESS.
The shelter does not have staff on site available to accept a delivery and many times deliveries are returned to sender. 
Thank you for your understanding.


Thank you for all your wonderful donations for AZ Gives Day April 3rd.  This is our first year for this Great Event and we raised $670 in just 24 hours.  This is the amount we spent on this day for medical for several of our pets. Thank You!

3rd Annual Celebration of Animals March 24

Saturday March 24TH


Veterans Memorial Park

Sierra Vista

It’s a time for animal welfare organizations in Cochise County
to come together as one group to celebrate animals. The
Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Club will be hosting an AKC sanctioned
breed obedience and rally match. Please bring
donations and come enjoy adoptions, educational booths,
rides on a horse wagon, alpacas, reptiles, a petting zoo,
demos, raffles, food trucks, and much

Save the Date AZ GIVES April 3

We are excited to announce that Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is joining this year’s Arizona Gives Day, a statewide, 24-hour online giving campaign. Please consider giving on April 3, or scheduling your gift in advance at  click on non- profits and Tombstone Small Animal Shelter #AZGivesDay