2017 Annual Fundraiser Newsletter

Tombstone Small Animal Shelter

2017 Annual fundraiser newsletter

 Send a Donation Today!        “Non-profit, no-kill”*

www.tombstoneanimalshelter.org       email: emayperry@gmail.com


Open Saturday 2-4pm or by appointment 7 days a week – call 520-457-2545

1037 S. Landin Park Way; Mailing Address: PO Box 1085, Tombstone, AZ 85638

 www.petfinder.com                 www.adoptapet.com                 www.rescueme.org



Eddy arrived at the shelter in 2007 as a totally unruly pup.  His recent DNA indicates he is 90% American Staffordshire Terrier and 10% Bulldog.  He was such a handful at that time that the volunteers weren’t sure he could be saved. Dog behavior experts were called in to help deal with his behavior. With lots of work, he was finally ready for adoption.7 months later he was adopted.  However, he was returned due to poor behavior.  No suitable adopter was found. So the person who first adopted him re adopted Eddy, following through with the behavior  plan that had been put in place. Eddy thrived. Sadly his owner fell on hard times and was unable to care for him.

He returned to the shelter in 2015 as a scared, angry, big dog that some volunteers did not even want to be around.  One minute he was giving kisses and another he was snarling . He had medical issues and was put on medications.  He mellowed out and became friendlier.  After 176 days he was adopted out but was brought back. He was adopted again.  Again he was returned, both the adopters had other problems and couldn’t keep him.

Eddy was now a pure gentle soul that just needed a chance. The volunteers continued to work with him daily and were worried he would spend his last years at the shelter.  Eddy’s blood work now showed he may have more medical issues.  Everyone was concerned.

Finally in 2016 a lady adopted him who turned his life around. He now accompanies her to a local museum where she volunteers and he is the love of the staff. He is now healthy, and according to his new owner Annette “Eddy is in Hog Heaven with an acre to run in.  He is spectacular, very well trained and follows directions. “


TSAS would like to thank all our supporters for their generous donation


ASHTON’S STORY                                                                                                     

Special Needs Met

My name is Ashton. I am 2 years old.  When I was young I had a home where I was allowed to run the streets. It is not against the law in Tombstone for cats to roam .  It can be a lot of fun but also hazardous to us felines. I became somewhat of a nuisance and was in lots of skirmishes chasing the ladies. Somewhere along the way I lost an ear, don’t remember where or when.  The good folks of the shelter took me in and gave me food, shelter and medical treatment. It was discovered that I had FIV which is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (aka Feline Aids), even thought I show no symptoms. This is a disease that is not transferable to other animals or humans but is fatal to cats. I was now considered a “Special Needs” cat and could only be adopted to someone without any other cats or someone that had cats with the same disease.  A “Special Person” was found and now I live in a big beautiful home with others like me, a big room just for us and lots of love and attention.  No more wondering the streets looking for love in all the wrong places!!

For more information on this disease:  www.cat-world.com.au › Cat Health

Calling all FaceBookers!

This past year FaceBook (along with our website and adoptapet.com, petfinder.com, and rescueme.org) helped us circulate information about dozens of available pets. Through FaceBook, people learned about our fund-raising events, our off-site donation tables, our off-site adoption locations, and low-cost mobile  clinic dates, and lost and found pets. We now have over 1900 followers. Would you please “like” our page and share the information?

The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter 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 o  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

Highlights of our Past Year

President Elaine Perry, Rose Tree Parade Grand Marshall

Partnered with Best Friends Animal Society on Several Occasions

Participated in Territorial Days Parade

Participated in Celebration for Animals at Veterans Memorial Park

126 dogs adopted; 22 returned to owner

68 cats adopted; 1 returned to owner

33% increase in adoptions from last year

Successful adoptions figures due in part to our volunteers who take the cats/dogs to offsite venues in Sierra Vista 20 miles away every Saturday with the exception of the 1st Saturday of the month.

44 cats/kittens taken off the streets of Tombstone, spayed/neutered and found good loving  indoor homes, preventing approximately 288 more kittens on the street in 2017

Spayed and Neutered 127 pets

62% increase in spays and neuters from last year

Provided micro chipping for a majority of dogs adopted

Missy’s Story:

Miss Missy came to the shelter In April 2016 – She was a senior

whose previous owner was ill and no longer able care for her. Missy needed spay and updated vaccinations.  She also had some tumors that needed to be checked. Missy was a quiet little poodle that everyone loved.  She was adopted about 2 weeks later. I just wanted you to know how much my daughter and I love Missy.  She is so spoiled!  My daughter is always kissing her and now Missy only wants to sleep with her. The best news is that she is cancer free. Thank You”, Sheila.


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.”

The “Honored Someone”  or their family, will be sent a note notifying him or her of your gift. They will be happy knowing the gift will provide a homeless pet a second chance at a wonderful life or medical treatment for a pet in need.


Mordred is a 7 year old 15 lb   black beauty,  who came to the  shelter Dec 23, 2016. His owner was a Military Veteran who traveled the world with Mordred, whose name is from the Kind Arthur Stories.When, sadly his owner could no longer care for him he asked the shelter to find a good loving home.  Mordred is healthy and happy, laid back and a gentle soul.  Jan 28 he was adopted to a family and is happy and well.


We are thankful for our wonderful Grant Providers

Ryan Meile Animal Welfare Endowment Grant: will pay for a cat room addition

Shelter’s Animal Count Incentive Grant: helped pay vet bills

We need your donations. Please make out a check today! 

We also accept, Mastercard, American Express and Visa Too!

 Also, T-shirts are available with our logo for a $16 donation at  the Rose Tree Museum, Ike’s Mini-Market, Boothill Cemetery Gift Shop, and sidewalk venues.

Donate Today!

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