December¬† 1 is National¬† Day of Giving or #GIVINGTUESDAY .¬† One of the biggest challenges ¬†Tombstone Small Animal Shelter faces each year ¬†is to make sure every pet guest that comes to the shelter gets veterinary care.¬† That they are in the best of health, to our knowledge, before going to their new homes.¬† Not everything can be tested for, but we try.¬† Every cat/kitten or litter mate is tested for feline leukemia and feline aids. They are given all age appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, de-flead if age appropriate and spayed/neutered before going home.¬† Each dog/puppy is dewormed, de-flead if age appropriate,¬† vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped before going home.¬† All pets have dentals if recommended by their vets, given medication for ear infections, eye infections, ringworm. This year we have had ¬†unusual ¬†medical problems ¬†with ¬†In two cases of ¬†Valley Fever.¬† In another couple of cases pancreatitis, in another canine lupus and another glaucoma.¬† We have had 2 dogs give birth to large litters of pups¬† while in foster. Several cats have also given birth to kittens in foster and we have brought in many litters from the streets.¬† Sometimes with all our care we lose one of the precious ones. They come to us in need of help and we do everything in our power for them. But their bodies just give up.¬† Thank goodness it is very few but it still hurts.¬† Every single pet guest at the shelter is like our very own.¬† We want you, the adopter to have the healthiest, happiest pet to take home.¬†¬† But in order to accomplish this we need funds.¬† That’s where you, the donor comes in.¬† Now is a great time to help! You can create fundraisers on facebook for the shelter, you can share our story with friends, you can donate¬† on facebook, or on our website www.tombstoneanimalshelter.org.¬† Or send a check directly to the shelter at Tombstone Small Animal Shelter, PO Box 1085, Tombstone, AZ 85638. TSAS is¬† 501c3 tax-deductible non-profit.¬† ¬†So far this year we have brought in 69 dogs and 30 pups (age 0-5mo), 42 cats and 89 kittens (0-5mo).¬† Thank you for all your continued support. It’s believers like you¬† that allow us to¬† continue what we do! We currently have a 2020 Gold Seal of Transparency on Guidestar.com, and you can also see all our statistics on shelteranimalscount.org. ( All of the pets listed below have found good loving homes)

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