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. All are litter box and scratching post trained. For an appointment to adopt call 520-457-2545. Adoption fees are $60 cash or check.
1 year old siblings Maisie & Miles are the sweetest pair of indoor cats you will find. They love attention and need a new loving home. Their adoption fee is reduced by 25% to $90 for the pair.
Von is a 7 month old beautiful black and white male.
Dogs available for adoption are spayed/neutered, micro chipped and utd on all age appropriate vaccinations. A meet and greet with your dog is require. Adoption fees are $60 cash or check only + $10.99 for micro chip registration where applicable. There is no cost for a transfer of the micro chip if dogs have been previously registered.
Fred is a 1-2 year old male lab mix. Fred is a super sweet dog. Gets along with most other dogs and l loves people of all ages. He loves going for walks and hanging out. Loves playing in the pool and would do well camping and hiking.
Jojo was a stray and never claimed. He is the sweetest little guy. Maybe a chihuahua mix, young adult. Once he gets to know you it is all snuggles and kisses,
Princess is a young adult female Husky. She was a stray and a really lively husky per her natural breed. She is sweet and fun loving.
Sonny was found with severe red paws from being out in the heat. He is a male, young adult pointer mix. At first he was shy but soon blossomed. He a real nice dog.
TSAS is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We make appointments 7 days a week. Our phone is a cell phone and is answered daily and voice mail is returned within 24 hours. If you would like to visit the shelter or adopt a pet call 520-457-2545.
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TSAS has had a very busy year so far with many exciting renovations and updates. Thank you to Mr. Shed of Huachuca City for the beautiful new rodent proof storage shed. Echo Strada Construction of Tombstone for the finishing and electrical work. All made possible by a local donor who asked us for a project he could fund. This made it possible to remove the mouse infested trailer in front of the shelter. We also were able to have guillotine doors installed in the remaining dog kennels. Thanks to other donors we also replaced all the dog flaps in the kennels. These two improvements will help the heating and cooling in the main shelter. But that isn’t all we got to do with the large donation. The kitten room also got a large new play tree and play shelving on the wall which is still being tweaked. We are working on some upgrades to the cat room as well. Our new policy is to let the kittens/cats out of their kennels all day and only contained at night. This allows for better socialization/ mental and physical stimulation. We will have the gate from play yard #4 moved for better access. We are so thankful for this donation and to the construction companies and our team of volunteers that worked diligently installing, painting and hauling to get this new project completed.
Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is a unique small shelter in the Arizona desert. It was started by one resident of Tombstone, AZ wanting to save the abandoned pets in the area and later grew into an all volunteer organization. In 1977 it was incorporated and became a non-profit. In 1997 with the help of donations collected by volunteers and the City of Tombstone the current main building was built. Today it stands as a beautiful small shelter in the desert. The shelter currently has the main building with a cat room on one side and a kitten room on the other along with twelve dog kennels with inside/outside runs. A large storage shed and a small storage shed, a laundry room. Eight varying sized large fully enclosed play yards and 2 enclosed puppy pens. All this made possible with the continued support of the City of Tombstone its residents, local merchants and local service clubs. The shelter also has a wonderful supportive donor base. The shelter continues to operate on a volunteer basis with financial support from its many donors. All most all of the large building and renovation projects have been because of grants received from the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare administered by the Arizona Community Foundation. Grants received from Ryan Miele and Petcolove Foundation have also helped with medical costs for the pets.
The shelter serves the Greater Tombstone Community and helps its residents with food and sterilization upon request and funds and supplies are available. When space and volunteers are available dogs are transferred in from other county shelters to help find them new homes. All animals receive medical care, sterilization, micro chip and current vaccinations. Currently the shelter is in need of volunteers to help. Even an hour a week could make a big difference. Without volunteers the shelter cannot continue with it’s much needed work. Volunteers must be 18 yrs old and physically able to work with animals. For more information call 520-457-2545 and leave a detailed message.
Thank you for your generous donations during the AZ GIVES Day April 6th. We raised over $1600. These funds will definitely be put to good use. Your belief in us is so appreciated and the pets in our care deserve the best we can give them while they are with us.
Invest in AZ! Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is excited to announce that it is joining this year’s Arizona Gives Day, a statewide, 24-hour online giving campaign. Please consider giving on April 6th, go to www.azgives.org/tombstonesmallanimalshelter The money donated in years past during these 24 hours have helped the shelter with many issues. Some are maintenance issues as we continue to update and improve the living conditions of pets in our care until we find them good loving homes. Our biggest expense of course is medical, incl. spay/neuter. The shelter also helps the local community with spay/neuter of personal pets and pet food when supplies are available. 2020 was an unusual year with the onset of COVID and many pets coming into the shelter needing unusual medical procedures. We did several dentals on both cats and dogs, treated ear and eye infections, canine lupus, glaucoma, valley fever, diabetes, and feline calicivirus along with the normal ear mites and ring worm. The money we raised through AZ GIVES helped immensely with all these medical challenges. We are hoping for a quieter year in 2021 but plan to meet any challenge that should arise and with your support we know we can succeed. Please share our fundraiser to help get the word out. Or if you choose to write a check please mail to TSAS at PO Box 1085, Tombstone, AZ 85638 indicate it is for AZ GIVES DAY Thank you for your continued support!
Not everyone can adopt and if you are that person, call today and become a dog walker. We would love to have you and the dogs would too! You just have to be over 18 and dependable. Be able to handle large and small dogs. For more information call 520-457-2545 and leave a message if needed.
Open by appointment 7 days a week – call 520-457-2545
1037 S. Landin Park Way; Mailing Address: PO Box 1085, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Shy, stray Roxanne arrived at the shelter with six kittens. She was only about two years old. She was a loving, kind mother cat, but she didn’t trust people. After her kittens were adopted out, she’d ‘mother’ other shelter kittens. One was four-month-old Pawly (renamed Mija). After eight-nine days in the shelter, Roxanne was adopted out, along with Mija. She went to their new home first. She was so shy, she hid behind a wall unit in the home office. Her owners only knew she was there because the litter box was used and the food disappeared each night! Once Mija arrived Roxanne began to come out. Now she chases Mija throughout the house. They are quite the pair, even teaming up to catch a mouse!
The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter.We are dedicated to finding homes for unwanted and abandoned animals in the Tombstone area and educating the public in the benefits of spaying and neutering. We proudly comply with national no-kill standards. We don’t euthanize except when injury, disease, or temperament makes other options impossible. All animals are spayed or neutered and vaccinated before leaving the shelter. Animals are never given or sold for research.
TSAS would like to thank all our supporters for their generous donations!
MORRIS & ATINA’S STORY
In November, 2019, one-year-old Atina arrived at the shelter with three kittens. Having been a stray, she didn’t trust people.Two-year-old Morris was surrendered by his owner in December 2019. He was adopted out, But returned five days later for not getting along with another cat in the family. Morris & Atina were put together, and because he was outgoing and liked people it was thought he might be a good influence on her. They quickly bonded and Atina (renamed Tina) learned to be more trusting. After 142 days in the shelter (93 days for Morris), the two cats were adopted out together. Shy Tina watched Morris interacting with the owners and the other family cats. She began playing with toys and chasing Morris and sleeping with the other cats. Now she gets along with everyone!
A DONATION IN HONOR of SOMEONE is a WONDERFUL GIFT!
A donation to the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is a wonderful gift for many special occasions: in memory of a loved one, a birthday gift for a pet lover, to recognize an accomplishment, for any reason really – or “just because”. Chewy.com customers: Scroll down on the website to “Donate to a Rescue.” Choose Tombstone Small Animal Shelter to see our Wish List or products available.
Thank You to grant providers: Petco and Ryan Meile Animal Welfare Endowment Grant_________________________________________________________________ Please Sign-Up for our Rewards Programs!!!
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Tori was a pit-bull mix stray brought into the shelter in November, 2019. She was people-friendly, but also loud and constantly wanting attention. She had medical issues: an infected eye, pancreatitis, and a bruised leg. As time went on, she became depressed. Volunteers worried about her mental state. After 188 days she was adopted — just when it was discovered she had valley fever. Her new owner took her anyway. She loves her new home, and her adopter spoils her. She is still on meds, but is back to being her friendly, cheerful self. She loves going visiting in the car. She has a great life and is much loved.
Amazon Shoppers: Please switch to www.smile.amazon.com Select Tombstone Small Animal Shelter as your charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to us. Donations to TSAS in 2020 from Amazon were $520. Our wish list of products is there also.
Zinnia, a rat terrier mix, was surrendered to the shelter in 2018. She was soon adopted. She had a good life and loved going to the dog park. However, two years later she was overweight, showed signs of incontinence, and had diabetes. She was dropped off at the shelter again. After 18 days, amazing new owners adopted her. She adjusted to her new life quickly and became quite a snuggler. Today her diabetes has leveled off and she is maintaining her health although she needs insulin twice a day. Her favorite hobbies include sun bathing and going for walks. She is doing fantastic!
WE NEED YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS!
We accept cash or checks!
Positive results from social media aka Facebook
Thank You to all who clicked our Facebook “Donate” button and to those who created birthday fundraisers, other fundraisers, and shared fundraisers. We love you! Social Media aka Facebook helps with most adoptions. Please “like” us on Facebook and “follow” it for info on available pets, adoptions, lost/found pets, and Happy Tail Stories. “Share” our page so more people see it. This page is “public” so those who aren’t on Facebook can view it. For more info on a pet, please CALL 520-457-2545 (don’t text). All voice messages are returned. We also have a website if you have not checked it out please do so. It also has a “DONATE NOW” button. It lists all available pets, those adopted and other information concerning the shelter. Calendar of Events,things about the shelter including historical newspapers on how the shelter came to be. It has information on local dog trainers, fundraisers, lots of cool stuff.www.tombstoneanimalshelter.org.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE YEAR 2020:
Returned 23 dogs and 4 cats to owners
Took in 87 kittens under the age of 5 months
Had 18 puppies born in foster care
Adopted out 78 dogs and 123 cats
Spayed/neutered 65 dogs and 122 cats before adoption
Community pets spayed or neutered: 17 cats and 11 dogs
Participated in Arizona Gives and Giving Tuesday fundraising
The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, no-kill facility dedicated to finding homes for lost and abandoned dogs and cats in the area of Tombstone, Arizona. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated before going to their forever homes. We are not funded by any city, county or government agency nor do we have a corporate sponsor. We maintain our shelter through donations, grants and fundraising events. Our shelter is run by volunteers. Our EIN number is 94-2554189