2019 Fundraiser Newsletter

Tombstone Small Animal Shelter

2019 FUNDRAISER Newsletter

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

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


Open most Saturdays 2-4pm or by appointment Sunday – Friday – 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

Highlights for the year 2018:

  • Participated in 3rd Annual Celebration of Animals – Sierra Vista
  • Replaced original cat room roof
  • Partially Repaired septic system- will complete in 2019
  • Participated in Special week-end events in Tombstone
  • Participated in Arizona Gives and Giving Tuesday
  • With¬† grant from Ryan Meile- we had pull down door installed on all outside dog kennels, rat proofed the laundry room, removed cooler in old cat room and replaced with smaller energy efficient ac unit and covers over entry gate and smaller outside puppy kennel.
  • adopted¬† 129 dogs and 79 cats 208 total adoptions
  • spayed/neutered¬† 122 cats and dogs before adoption
  • Posted¬† statistics to Shelter Animals Count¬†https://shelteranimalscount.org/
  • Updated Information on www.Guidestar.org ¬†for Gold¬† Level in transparency

Christopher’s Story

From Christopher’s new family:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

“On 8/31/2018 we brought home our new kitten, Christopher, from the Tombstone Animal Shelter. We renamed him as Christopher Boaz Stevens. My grandson chose the name Bo (Boaz) after the donkey from the movie “The Star”. Bo is special – he is blind.

I was very apprehensive to take on this responsibility. See, he and I have something in common and I felt compelled to adopt him. He’s blind and I am visually impaired. I can see most things, but I believe he cannot see ANYTHING. When we first brought him home, we kept him in our master bathroom so that he would not be overwhelmed. We brought in his litter box, his food and water and a few toys. After the first night, we were pleasantly surprised that he used his litter box, found his food and water and even found himself a new toy…the toilet bolt covers!”

Within 5 weeks Bo had mastered the layout of his new home, was becoming quite brave and confident.  He made friends with the dog and could jump on and off furniture.

Christopher aka Bo is in a great home.  He still faces many challenges that he is overcoming slowly.  At first he did not like to be picked up. He ran into things constantly,  He had to learn to go up and down stairs.  This adopter took a chance on a sweet blind kitten and we are so happy she did. Bo is now growing into a confident cat in a loving forever home.

We’re thankful for our wonderful grant providers:

Ryan Meile Animal Welfare Endowment grant

The Arizona Community Foundation

Petco Foundation Grant

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 on 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 re never given or sold for research.

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

Stories:   Because space is limited we are only able to print a few of our wonderful Happy Tail Stories.  However, if  you have a story to share, please post it on our facebook page at:           www.facebook.com/tombstonesmallanimalshelter

or send it by email (with a picture) to: tombstoneshelter4animals@gmail.com    

             It will be put right here on this website.


Mikey’s Story

                  As a puppy, Mikey lived with a young couple who loved him very much.  But they had   to   move  to  a place that did not allow American Staffordshires (aka Pitt Bulls).                                             Mikey was left at a local kennel for almost a year when they reached out to us to help find this beautiful sweet dog a home.  Mikey was smart and loveable. But he also was untrained, extremely strong, and very energetic. A dog trainer was consulted.  Mikey learned quickly to follow directions.  He just needed the right person to be the pack leader.  Mikey was at the shelter for 67 days when he was adopted to a couple in another city.  He is doing great and integrated into their family and other dogs quite well.  He just needed a chance and the right person to understand him.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Snow’s Story

Hello, I’m Snow. I’m pretty with one green eye and one blue eye.

When I came to the shelter February 17,  I was scared. My teeth  needed cleaning. Then I got sick. I got better, but still no one wanted me. No one could understand why. Finally 125 days later a wonderful   a  sweet lady came and took me home.  I am truly lucky.

My new owner said, ¬†Snow came home with me on June 22nd and he’s quickly become my best friend. He follows me around everywhere and has decided I make a comfy pillow. I am so thankful to have found such a sweet furry little friend at your shelter. Thank you so much for helping us to meet! What a team we make !!!!”


TSAS sells t-shirts with the shelter logo at Special Week-end Events in Tombstone.  During the off season we have them available for sale upon request.  Short Sleeve t-Shirts are $16.  We also have by pre-order long sleeve t-shirts $18 and sweatshirts $20. Call 520-457-2545 or email emayperry@gmail.com  for order and shipping information.


¬†Rose’s Story

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† My name is Rose.¬† I was left at the gate to the shelter in December of 2017.¬† I was a big scared puppy. The volunteers at the shelter tried to comfort me and tell me it would be okay. A nice lady visited and took me out of my kennel.¬† She sat quietly and let me get to know her.¬† I was¬† sad when she left.¬†¬† But she returned¬† with her husband! They spent hours letting me get to know them.¬† I went to the vet and afterward, I woke up at their home!¬† I had a soft warm bed and a¬† calm and peaceful place recover. I even had a little piglet for a new best friend.¬† I made friends with the other dogs and all the farm animals.¬† I even learned, much to the dismay of my new mom and dad to open peanut butter jars.¬†¬† They caught on pretty quick and put them away after that.¬† I liked to curl up with my new dad and sleep.¬†¬† I was still a pup and did all kinds of “puppy” things.¬† One day I ate my mom’s Combos snack, she even posted a shaming picture of me on Face Book.¬† But you know what she told all her friends ” Rose is awesome, if I could only have one dog ever it would be her.”¬† WOW guess even when I misbehave they love me.¬† We now live in New Mexico and¬† even though I miss my farm animal friends I still have the best forever family. The shelter is full of awesome dogs like me. They just need someone like my new folks to give them a chance.¬† I am one LUCKY DOG!!!

Positive results from social media aka Face Book

A BIG Thank You to everyone who has clicked on the “Donate” button on our Face Book page.¬† And to those that have created birthday fundraisers, shared fundraisers and created fundraisers. These donations are extremely helpful to the shelter and like all donations help provide needed medical and other necessary services to our pets.

Social Media aka Face Book has been instrumental in helping us with a great majority of adoptions, including sending 28 dogs and 2¬† cats back to their grateful owners in 2018¬† 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 Face Book can also see all the comings and goings. If you find a pet 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.

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 ‚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!

Please sign-up for our Rewards Programs!

Frys Community rewards – www.FrysCommunityRewards.com

Amazon Smile- www.smile.amazon.com

Walk a dog – http://www.wooftrax.com

We need your donations!

        Please make out a check today!

      We also accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.

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