Arizona Humane Society

★★★☆☆
  • 9226 N 13TH Ave

    Phoenix, AZ 85021

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  • 602-997-7585

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Hours
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

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I CANNOT believe the previous reviews. Obviously it is because both of them didn't actually get to be IN the building and BE a consumer.\r
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This facility is unbelievably fantastic (and I went to the old facility a few times). Open

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I CANNOT believe the previous reviews. Obviously it is because both of them didn't actually get to be IN the building and BE a consumer.\r
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This facility is unbelievably fantastic (and I went to the old facility a few times). Open

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I had my dogs neutered at the Humane Society & I have to disagree with Jennifer's review. The vets here WILL operate on the animals without general anesthesia but the decision is left up to the pet owners. They explain that there's an additional charge of $13.00 if you elect to have it. I was appalled that anyone would consider operating without anesthesia & questioned the technicians as to how anyone could be so cruel. I was told they tried to keep the charge for the procedures low in order to make it affordable for as many people as possible. I understood their point but still questioned how anyone could operate without anesthesia, if the owner decided against the extra charge. I was assured that local anesthesia was used on any pet not receiving a general.

Since I stayed on the property while my dogs were inside being treated, I can state without hesitation that no animals were mistreated. Or would Jennifer like to try to convince everyone that the operating suites are soundproofed so nobody can hear the dogs and cats scream, howl or bark in pain as they are cut open with a scalpel? Yes, the dogs were semi-alert as they were led out to their owners because everyone is told what time to return for their pets so that the dogs, who received a general, would have been through recovery and able to walk out on their leash. This is not an issue for cats since they must be crated while at the Humane Society, which is the same for most vet offices. With their policy of keeping the cost for the procedures as low as possible, pain medication for after the procedures is also only available for a slight charge...exactly the way it would be at almost every veterinary office. It has been a few years since I had this procedure done on my dogs but the fees totaled somewhere around $50.00, INCLUDING the anesthesia and pain medication. I don't have any idea where Jennifer got her information about experimental drugs but all of the medications used on my dogs were the standard approved medications used at animal hospitals and vet's offices throughout the United States.

I won't say that she didn't encounter some rude people during her office visit but that can happen at any office, doctor, veterinarian or lawyer's office for that matter. The veterinarian and all of the personnel I have dealt with over the years have always been friendly, polite and professional. The Humane Society provides a useful service for people who may have all the love necessary to have beloved animal companions but are short on the funds needed to go to a high priced or 'regular' vet. I know that I was hesitant to use the services but my 'regular' veterinarian, at the time, was the vet at Luke Air Force Base and they didn't offer this service. After checking with several other vets for the cost of this procedure, and speaking with others who had used this service, I took a chance and brought my dogs. I'm glad I did because, with four dogs, I saved several hundred dollars and I think it is irresponsible of anyone to warn people away with misinformation.

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I had my dogs neutered at the Humane Society & I have to disagree with Jennifer's review. The vets here WILL operate on the animals without general anesthesia but the decision is left up to the pet owners. They explain that there's an additional charge of $13.00 if you elect to have it. I was appalled that anyone would consider operating without anesthesia & questioned the technicians as to how anyone could be so cruel. I was told they tried to keep the charge for the procedures low in order to make it affordable for as many people as possible. I understood their point but still questioned how anyone could operate without anesthesia, if the owner decided against the extra charge. I was assured that local anesthesia was used on any pet not receiving a general.

Since I stayed on the property while my dogs were inside being treated, I can state without hesitation that no animals were mistreated. Or would Jennifer like to try to convince everyone that the operating suites are soundproofed so nobody can hear the dogs and cats scream, howl or bark in pain as they are cut open with a scalpel? Yes, the dogs were semi-alert as they were led out to their owners because everyone is told what time to return for their pets so that the dogs, who received a general, would have been through recovery and able to walk out on their leash. This is not an issue for cats since they must be crated while at the Humane Society, which is the same for most vet offices. With their policy of keeping the cost for the procedures as low as possible, pain medication for after the procedures is also only available for a slight charge...exactly the way it would be at almost every veterinary office. It has been a few years since I had this procedure done on my dogs but the fees totaled somewhere around $50.00, INCLUDING the anesthesia and pain medication. I don't have any idea where Jennifer got her information about experimental drugs but all of the medications used on my dogs were the standard approved medications used at animal hospitals and vet's offices throughout the United States.

I won't say that she didn't encounter some rude people during her office visit but that can happen at any office, doctor, veterinarian or lawyer's office for that matter. The veterinarian and all of the personnel I have dealt with over the years have always been friendly, polite and professional. The Humane Society provides a useful service for people who may have all the love necessary to have beloved animal companions but are short on the funds needed to go to a high priced or 'regular' vet. I know that I was hesitant to use the services but my 'regular' veterinarian, at the time, was the vet at Luke Air Force Base and they didn't offer this service. After checking with several other vets for the cost of this procedure, and speaking with others who had used this service, I took a chance and brought my dogs. I'm glad I did because, with four dogs, I saved several hundred dollars and I think it is irresponsible of anyone to warn people away with misinformation.

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We needed help turning our cats in somewhere so they can find loving home we get halfway there all the way from mesa and call in to set up dropping of our loving cats and we are rudely told that they close at 4:30 which is not what their page says... their surrender page specifically says that they close at 5 pm!!! and the lady i talked with on the phone! when people are at their downest in life they dont need people like that bringing them down further!! Of all businesses I have ever done business with! talk about knocking a person down when there already down!! And their page should be updated.. this is a mess that could've been avoided if specific information had been posted!

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We needed help turning our cats in somewhere so they can find loving home we get halfway there all the way from mesa and call in to set up dropping of our loving cats and we are rudely told that they close at 4:30 which is not what their page says... their surrender page specifically says that they close at 5 pm!!! and the lady i talked with on the phone! when people are at their downest in life they dont need people like that bringing them down further!! Of all businesses I have ever done business with! talk about knocking a person down when there already down!! And their page should be updated.. this is a mess that could've been avoided if specific information had been posted!

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I was denied employment because of tattoos on my hands written in spanish! not only is this discrimination, but it's racism! I thought this organization was to help the animals and speak for the ones who can't! Why should my character matter?? Couldn't be anything other than one persons personal opinion. I think that if you are thinking about going to this place, you should look elsewhere. Plenty of other adoption agencies don't discriminate!

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I was denied employment because of tattoos on my hands written in spanish! not only is this discrimination, but it's racism! I thought this organization was to help the animals and speak for the ones who can't! Why should my character matter?? Couldn't be anything other than one persons personal opinion. I think that if you are thinking about going to this place, you should look elsewhere. Plenty of other adoption agencies don't discriminate!

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I had my two cats spayed there because it was so much cheaper than what my vets office was asking. I truly thought they would get the same care and medications the vet used, so to me this was a good way to save some money. I also had a male siberian husky pup that I was p[lanning on having done there also when the time came. After what I experienced and saw, I paid the extra 400.00 to take my dog to the vet. They used pain meds that are experimental to save money. The animals are not placed under general anesthesia. The dogs leaving were crying, limping and quite frankly all animals there were miserable and in pain and far to alert for just having surgery. My vet experience was totally wonderful, dog was drugged up and feeling no pain when he left, although awake and alert, just drowsy as he should have been. He was given adequate pain meds after to heal comfortably
which was not the case at the HS. I understand needing to save money but I will never spay or neuter another animal there, because you get what you pay for! Plus admissions were pretty rude and short, seemed annoyed with questions. If you can afford it, go to a vet where your animal is treated better and if you have a dog.....save if you do not want it fixed wide awake and leaving in pain!

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I had my two cats spayed there because it was so much cheaper than what my vets office was asking. I truly thought they would get the same care and medications the vet used, so to me this was a good way to save some money. I also had a male siberian husky pup that I was p[lanning on having done there also when the time came. After what I experienced and saw, I paid the extra 400.00 to take my dog to the vet. They used pain meds that are experimental to save money. The animals are not placed under general anesthesia. The dogs leaving were crying, limping and quite frankly all animals there were miserable and in pain and far to alert for just having surgery. My vet experience was totally wonderful, dog was drugged up and feeling no pain when he left, although awake and alert, just drowsy as he should have been. He was given adequate pain meds after to heal comfortably
which was not the case at the HS. I understand needing to save money but I will never spay or neuter another animal there, because you get what you pay for! Plus admissions were pretty rude and short, seemed annoyed with questions. If you can afford it, go to a vet where your animal is treated better and if you have a dog.....save if you do not want it fixed wide awake and leaving in pain!

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I was appalled when they spent so much money on a new location and did not add more room for the animal. They expanded their offices. They need to focus more on the animals!

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I was appalled when they spent so much money on a new location and did not add more room for the animal. They expanded their offices. They need to focus more on the animals!

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I do feel they could improve in some areas but they do the best they can, I guess. I have adopted from them on many occasions and have been satisfied although I do feel I was ripped off one of the times when I was charged a large fee after I fell in love I was told the dog was an ambassador of the place and was 250 dollars but I couldn't leave her. They do save many lives and I will commend them for that!

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I do feel they could improve in some areas but they do the best they can, I guess. I have adopted from them on many occasions and have been satisfied although I do feel I was ripped off one of the times when I was charged a large fee after I fell in love I was told the dog was an ambassador of the place and was 250 dollars but I couldn't leave her. They do save many lives and I will commend them for that!

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I truly love AHS. They are great with dogs and cats, but they do still need a little help with the small animals, especially the piggies. They are truly a wonderful organization, that I support whole heartedly!

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I truly love AHS. They are great with dogs and cats, but they do still need a little help with the small animals, especially the piggies. They are truly a wonderful organization, that I support whole heartedly!

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Both the animals and the people of the valley are lucky to have an organization like the Arizona Humane Society. The AHS truly cares about the animals, both those waiting for homes and those that already have them. Shelter staff and foster homes seem to really work hard to get pets adopted out. Plus they offer a lot of information and special clinics for valley residents with pets. If you're thinking they have only cats & dogs - think again! AHS also adopts out small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, ferrets & more! Overall it is truly a great organization and has been the saving grace for so many animals over the years. The dog we adopted a few years ago continues to be a perfect fit for our family. We couldn't be happier with him!

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Both the animals and the people of the valley are lucky to have an organization like the Arizona Humane Society. The AHS truly cares about the animals, both those waiting for homes and those that already have them. Shelter staff and foster homes seem to really work hard to get pets adopted out. Plus they offer a lot of information and special clinics for valley residents with pets. If you're thinking they have only cats & dogs - think again! AHS also adopts out small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, ferrets & more! Overall it is truly a great organization and has been the saving grace for so many animals over the years. The dog we adopted a few years ago continues to be a perfect fit for our family. We couldn't be happier with him!

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