Humane Society of Central Arizona

A nonprofit organization

7 donors

.......Because they matter......



Located in Payson, Arizona the Humane Society of Central Arizona is an animal shelter serving Gila County with a geographic area covering 900 square miles of the state.

In 1972, seven Rim Country residents banded together to found the Payson Humane Society. The founders aimed to prevent the cruelty of animals through educational programs and building a Shelter. By 1979, the group purchased an A-frame house at 812 S. McLane Road. 

In 2009, in order to more accurately reflect the breadth of the 900 square mile radius the organization serves, our name changed to the Humane Society of Central Arizona, (HSCAZ). 

For 33 years, the shelter has been located in an A-frame house at 812 S. McLane Road in Payson. After a successful building campaign the Humane Society of Central Arizona moved into our new facility in May 2012. The new facilities are animal-friendly and provide an appropriate environment which embodies all the elements necessary to safely and compassionately shelter and place the animals who come our way.

In September of 2013 HSCAZ purchased a mobile veterinary clinic, and since then we have been able to offer low cost spay/neuter and vaccine services to the public both at our shelter and out in the county. This has greatly improved our ability to serve the animals in our care as well as the pets of Rim Country.

All donations are put toward our operating budget unless otherwise directed. We have an ongoing wish list on our website for in kind donations needs as well. If you are interested in funding a special project or purchase, please contact the shelter at 928-474-5590 for current information. 

We simply couldn't do what we do without the generosity of our donors and volunteers, and very much appreciate any and all support that comes our way. 

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Organization name

Humane Society of Central Arizona

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605 W. Wilson Court
Payson, AZ 85541