2018 Annual Fundraiser Newsletter

Tombstone Small Animal Shelter

2018 Annual Fundraiser  Newsletter

¬†Send a Donation Today!¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚ÄúNon-profit, no-kill‚ÄĚ*

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


                                                         A True Survivor  

My name is Daisy I was born in a small down in Mexico about 4 years ago.¬† I have no idea what I was called or even if I had a name.¬† I lived near a gas station in this small town.¬† Patrons and owners of the station would give me food sometimes and other times I had to scrounge food from where ever I could find it.¬† It was a scary life but I survived! One day I wasn’t fast enough and I got hit by a car.¬† It was so painful but there was no one to care for me as I did not belong to any one.¬† I was a “street dog”.¬† Eventually my wounds¬† healed but my back foot¬† was never the same and I walked with a limp.¬† I survived!. Another time I got mixed up with other dogs and had a littler of pups, at least once.¬† I don’t remember and have no idea what happened to them.¬† The people at the station were kind but I was a “street dog”.¬† I survived! One day a kind stranger decided I had had enough of being a street dog and she took me to a rescue in this small town.¬† I was taken to the Dr. who did surgery on me so I wouldn’t have any more pups, got me proper vaccinations and then I was brought to Tombstone.¬† The volunteers cared for me and I had a warm bed and did not have to worry about when I would get food. But no one wanted to adopt a dog with a limp. I was shy and because of my former street life I was afraid of larger dogs.¬† It was discovered that my surgery had not been complete and I needed another surgery.¬† I survived!¬† In February after 95 days a wonderful family came to the shelter and decided I was exactly what they wanted and I got to go to a home where love abounds. I go for walks and even have a new best friend with the neighbor’s dog.¬† I am a true survivor!

TSAS would like to thank all our supporters for their generous donations!


My name is Miha, I am about 6 years old when I came to shelter along with another of my housemates.¬† Our special¬† human had passed away and there was no family that wanted us. Coming to the shelter was a pretty scary event.¬† We had no idea what to expect.¬† A few days later we went to an outdoor event in a crate.¬† It was sunny and warm, lots of people, and dogs.¬† Kids came up to us and we loved being touched, but were pretty shy.¬† My best friend went home with a sweet family and now I was all alone.¬† So back to the shelter I went.¬† Days went by and the shelter volunteers were worried no one would come for me.¬† Then one day about a month after I first got here the phone rang.¬† The lady answering the phone said “hello, yes she’s still here. Yes I think that’s a Great Idea. How soon can you come?”¬† Hmmm wonder what that is all about?¬† You see I had to hear this through the walls.¬† The caller was Dr. Ellen at Benson Animal Hospital.¬† She wanted to know if I would make a good Clinic Cat.¬† Well everyone thought that was great.¬† But I had no idea what “Clinic Cat” meant.¬† The first night I was there I was put to work over seeing some of the tests in one of the rooms.¬† After that it was a “piece of cake” or maybe kibble? Now I have the whole place to roam, I get to greet people and everyone is soooo happy to see me.¬† I have a job and I love it!!¬† Stop in sometime and say “Hi!”



Social Media aka FaceBook has been instrumental in helping us with a great majority of adoptions, including sending 17 dogs and 2 cats back to their grateful owners.¬† For those of you that have a FaceBook account please “like” our page.¬† “Follow” our page for up to date information regarding available pets, adoptions, lost/found pets and Happy Tail stories from adopters.¬† “Share” our page so that the information we have is out to more people.¬† We strive to keep this a positive and informative page.¬† This page is “public” so those of you that do not have FaceBook can also see all the comings and goings. If you find something you would like more information on CALL, do not text.¬† We answer all voice messages. Do not wait to see if a pet is “still there tomorrow” as most likely the answer will be “no”. Thank you to all of you that “like, follow and share” our pets and 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 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.


  • Volunteers participated in 9 Special weekend events in Tombstone, + Tombstone at Twilight
  • Participated in the 2nd Annual Celebration of Animals, Veterans Park, Sierra Vista
  • Hosted an Open House/ribbon cutting ceremony showcasing the new kitten room addition¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† (made possible by a 2016 Ryan Miele Grant), and honoring long time volunteers
  • Awarded the Official Best Small Animal Rescue in Arizona in 2017 by the Official Best of¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†AZ 2017 TV Show –to view – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86zDVHAF8N4
  • Teamed with Best Friends Animal Society on several occasions for Adoption Promotions
  • We are one of over 4439 shelters nationwide participating in Shelter Animals Count a¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†National Database for Animal Shelter Statistics
  • Placed 137 Dogs and 114 cats in new loving homes for a Grand total of 251
  • Adopted pets to 17 different cities/towns in Cochise County; 14 different cities in the rest of¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Arizona; 9 additional states incl: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico,¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Washington
  • Spayed or neutered 160 pets including community assist
  • Received $ 10,000 Ryan Miele Grant for Medical and Veterinarian Use in 2018 ( in 2017 45%¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†of all expenditures was for medical incl spay and neuter)
  • Elected a new Board of Directors for 2018

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†ZARA’S STORY

They call me Zara, my owner couldn’t keep me and I came to the shelter in January. I was about 9 months old and looked like a Carolina Dog.¬† Because I was a puppy I had LOTS of puppy traits.¬† I was at the shelter for about 10 days when I had my first adoption. But being a puppy it did not go well and I came back to the shelter.¬† After a month a wonderful¬† gentle man came to see me.¬† He sat outside in the play yard with me for a long time.¬† His¬† calm gentleness caused me to calm down and we got a long really well.¬† I was sad when he went home.¬† A few days later he came to an offsite adoption and took me home.¬† Now I have a wonderful life.¬† I am still stubborn but I get to go camping all the time and live a quiet simple life.¬† My new “daddy” is the perfect human for me.¬† He never gave up!


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 ‚Äújust because.” The ‚ÄúHonored Someone‚Ä̬† 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.¬†

Thank you to all of you that sent donations in honor of a loved one, their pet or even their birthday! 


TSAS has signed up with Fry’s Rewards and Amazon Smiles. Just go to their websites and select the shelter as your charity of choice and a percentage of your purchases will be sent quarterly to the shelter. For those of you that like to walk, Wolf Trax walking App is available on your phone to track your walks and ¬†it too will send a check to benefit the shelter.


Sweet George came to be a guest at the shelter in August.¬† He is a beautiful big cat that no one paid much attention to.¬† His first adoption failed ¬†because he wasn’t interested in sharing and back he came.¬†¬† At this time he started acting out a little and the volunteers were a little fearful that he would be with us for a longer period of time. After a couple of weeks he found his forever home.¬† He is the love of their lives.¬† He behaves himself and is a super great cat. Sometimes it just takes finding that perfect place.¬† If you stop into IKES Mini-Market in Tombstone just ask and they will be happy to share stories of George!!!

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.

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