TSAS 2020 Annual Fund Raising Newsletter

The 2020 Newsletter  is here,  2019 was an amazing year and 2020 promises to be even more so.  Thank you in advance  for your donation, without your generosity we could not be the great shelter that we are today!  For your convenience we have a “Donate” button on this web page.

Tombstone Small Animal Shelter

2020 Annual Fundraiser  Newsletter

 Send a Donation Today!        “non-profit, no-kill”*
Website: www.tombstoneanimalshelter.org

Email:  tombstoneshelter4animals@gmail.com


Open most Saturdays 2-4pm

or by appointment 7 days a week – call 520-457-2545

Location – 1037 S. Landin Park Way, 

Mailing Address: PO Box 1085, Tombstone, AZ 85638

www.petfinder.com       www.adoptapet.com            www.rescueme.org
Lenny’s Story

One night a small black pit-pull was abandoned at the shelter gate during closed hours.  He was in a sorry state.  His fur and skin were in poor condition.  His scrotum had a baseball-sized tumor.  His teeth needed work. The micro chip helped us discover his name (Lenny) and his age (14 years), but no owner information.  His tumor was removed; thankfully, it was benign.  His dental work included removal of two teeth.  Lenny was neutered, given shots and fed nutritious food.  A shelter volunteer adopted him. But Lenny was an escape artist. While on the loose, Sierra Vista Animal Control picked him up.  They somehow were able to find his original owner who lived in Tucson.  He had been missing several years.  He was returned to them and the family had a very happy reunion!

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 the generous donations!

Frieda and Fernanda’s Story

Frieda and Fernanda are sisters.  They were discovered in a bad hoarding situation.  It took weeks to capture them because they were so badly frightened.  They were bonded; therefore needed to be adopted together.  The first time they were adopted out, they were returned for being too shy and unaffectionate.  During their second shelter stay, volunteers helped them get over their shyness.  They became quite loving.  Finally after eight months of being cooped up at the shelter, a wonderful woman from Show Low, AZ saw them on our website.  She drove down that weekend and adopted them.  They finally have a forever home!

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.”


 We’re Thankful for our wonderful grant providers:

Ryan Meile Animal Welfare Endowment Grant

The Arizona Community Foundation

Petco Grant

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FRYS COMMUNITY REWARDSwww.FrysCommunityRewards.com

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——————————————————————————————————————–Stories: If you have a story to share, of pets you have adopted from TSAS please post it to our Facebook page at: wwwfacebook.com/tombstonesmallanimalshelter

or send it by email (with a picture) to:

  tombstoneshelter4animals@gmail .com

It will be put on our website at: tombstoneanimalshelter.org


A Tombstone woman passed away, leaving behind eight cats.  For two years she’d been unable to care for them properly.  Six were Maine Coon cats and two were Domestic Short Hairs.  Unfortunately, one  Maine Coon cat and one Short Hair were in such poor health they did not survive.  The cats were between eight and ten years old and almost all needed dental work.  The long hair of the Maine Coon cats was horribly matted.They were brought up to date on their shots, fed lots of good food, and mats were removed.  The Domestic Short Hair was quickly adopted.  Two Maine Coon cats were adopted together, but the new owners returned them after two months because they weren’t social enough for them.  Eventually all six were adopted to forever homes!


Smokey was raised by a woman in Colorado.  She gave him to her son and grand kids who moved to Tombstone.  However, the wife didn’t want him, so he was brought to the shelter.  Poor Smokey suffered from separation anxiety.  He howled and howled if a volunteer did not stay with him.  His original owner in Colorado was located,  she wanted him back but had no way to get him there.  A fund-raising effort began — Operation Smokey Goes Home.  A volunteer offered to drive him back using the funds for gas.  Smokey was ecstatic when he realized he was home once again.  What a happy homecoming that was!!

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

 Positive results from social media aka Facebook A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who clicked on our “Donate” button on Facebook.  And kudos to those who created birthday fundraisers, other fundraisers, and shared fundraisers.  Social Media aka Facebook helped with many adoptions.  Please “like” our Facebook page and “follow” it for information on available pets, adoptions, lost/found pets, and Happy Tail Stories from adopters. “Share” our page so our information gets out to more people.  This page is “public” so those of you that aren’t on Facebook can also see it.  If you need more information on a pet, please CALL, do not text.  We answer all voice messages.  We truly appreciate everyone who “Likes, follows, and shares” our pets and information. 
Highlights for the year 2019

  • Worked with the City of Tombstone to complete repairs to the septic system
  • Participated in Special Week-end Events in Tombstone
  • Participated in Arizona Gives and Giving Tuesday fundraising
  • With $8500 from the Ryan Meile grant we moved one outside kennel gate, had fencing repaired, replaced multiple keys and locks with a safer single key system, and spent remaining funds on veterinary expenses
  • Returned 27 dogs , 5 cats to their owners (many with the help of FB)
  • Brought in a record 95 kittens under the age of 5 months
  • Had 9 kittens born at the shelter or in foster care
  • Adopted out 137 dogs and 152 cats (289 total adoptions)  – Largest amount of adoptions in the history of the shelter
  • Spayed/neutered 194 cats and dogs before adoption
  • Posted statics to Shelter Animals Count
  • Updated information on Guidestar.org for 2019 Gold Level in Transparency 
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