Pets for Life Arizona
The Arizona Pet Project is selected by The Humane Society of the United States to bring the “Pets for Life” program back to Arizona!
Pets for Life embraces the human component of the human-animal relationship. How? By approaching people in a respectful way and recognizing that people’s love for their pets transcends socioeconomic circumstances and cultural differences.
Amanda Arrington, senior director of Pets for Life, explains why our The Arizona Pet Project is a uniquely natural fit.
“The Arizona Pet Project demonstrates an impressive initiative to address the inequity in access to pet resources that people in underserved areas experience. The Humane Society of the United States is proud to support The Arizona Pet Project in working towards a more just and fair animal welfare movement.”
How Pets for Life Impacts Our Community
So what does this partnership mean for our South Phoenix Community?
Here’s what our CEO, Leanna Taylor says: “In 2021, The Arizona Pet Projects opened the first-of-its-kind bilingual Pet Support Center in South Phoenix. Our mission? To boost resources for pets and their families in our community. Opening a center in the middle of a pandemic was bold. But, we knew the need was great. If we built the resource center, then community members and funding partners would join us.
It’s been just one year since opening the resource center. Now, we are now thrilled to have the Humane Society of the United States assisting us. By bringing Pets for Life back to Arizona, we expand outreach and services to families and pets in under-resourced areas”.
This spring, we brought on a new team member: Patty Guillen. Patty serves as our community organizer in support of the program. Using a grassroots, door-to-door approach, she meets our neighbors and provides them with support. She also connects families with resources, services, and supplies.
Whether providing families with pet food and other essentials or scheduling services, including preventative or sick and injured veterinary care, The Arizona Pet Project connects communities with pet resources they would not have access to otherwise.
The Arizona Pet Project shares the Pets for Life philosophy. We can’t wait to bring you the stories of families and pets we meet through this program.
Stay tuned for more stories about our Pets for Life program from our team!
Together, we can bring affordable and accessible veterinary and pet wellness services to families facing systemic poverty.