Flagstaff and the surrounding
community are one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the
United States. Along with the increase in human population in the
Flagstaff area comes an increase in the number of domestic animals
living and breeding in Northern Arizona. The Coconino Humane
Association serves the City of Flagstaff and all of Coconino
County. The shelter provides and participates in multiple programs to
reduce costs of the spaying and neutering of pets in our area. The
shelter provides temporary shelter for lost, homeless and unwanted
pets, providing educational programs, and of course provides
The Humane Association has a staff of seven employees and provides
the people in Northern Arizona with the following services:
1. Shelter for Homeless and Unwanted Animals:
The Coconino Humane Association
serves as a shelter for a variety of homeless and unwanted
animals. Approximately 30% of the animals received are strays
impounded by City, County, and Williams Animal Control Officers.
Approximately 70% of the animals are stray and unwanted pets
turned over to the Humane Association by area residents.
The education department
functions in many areas. Instructors provide schools, day care
centers, and other groups in our community the opportunity to be informed of the
importance of having pets spayed or neutered, as well as other
topics including bite prevention, health care, animal cruelty, and
general obedience training.
Click here to view Educational Articles and Pet Care Tips.
3. Cruelty Investigation:
Each year the Humane
Association responds to numerous calls reporting possible abuse
and/or neglect. Many people are unaware of the amount of effort
that is involved in the proper care of their pets. Some examples
are: the proper amount of food to be given; the importance of
water at all times; the type of shelter that is required in our
area; and the proper medical care that is needed for pets. When a
cruelty investigator responds to a neglect call, usually through
evaluation and education the animal can remain in that home with
Pet Food Bank:
The "Pet Food Bank" is setup to assist people who are
experiencing financial difficulties by helping them with
supplemental pet food. Pet food distribution is from 1
to 3 pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the shelter.
Click here to download the application.
5. Emergency Response:
The Shelter provides a crucial
service to the community by responding to emergency situations
where animals may be in precarious or dangerous situations. By
responding to these calls, situations can be prevented that could
cause serious problems for people and animals.
6. Senior Adoption Program:
The Humane Association
participates in a national adoption program for people ages 60 and
older. This program provides the adopter with a low-cost adoption
as well as a free veterinarian examination, inoculations, an ID
tag, a starter kit, and a spay or neuter operation for their new
7. Disease Prevention:
Upon admittance to the shelter,
animals are given a wide range of vaccinations. Inoculations given
by the Humane Association aid in the prevention of disease in our
8. Adoption Services:
When animals are placed in new
homes, the shelter provides spay/neuter operations to all
animals adopted at the shelter, a rabies shot certificate, an ID
tag, starter kits, inoculations, and a free veterinarian
examination. Click here to view our
current Adoptable pets.
9. Ambulance Service - 24 Hours
The Coconino Humane Association
provides an emergency ambulance service 24 hours a day
for ill or injured stray animals. During working hours
when animals are in need of help and local animal
control officers cannot respond to an emergency
situation, or are in need of assistance, the Humane
Association is available to insure that ill and injured
stray animals in our community are cared for.