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    Jun 13, 2013 | Read More News
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    Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern Arizona

    Written My Michael Lundin

    The Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern Arizona (AWASA) is a local non-profit organization who’s mission is to bring together all of Southern Arizona's animal welfare organizations and interested individuals for mutual support and to work together to bring about an end to companion animal overpopulation through a broad and expanded network of spay/neuter clinics; education and outreach efforts; and shelter, foster placement and adoption programs with a common goal of maximizing placements and minimizing euthanasia of adoptable companion animals.

    This special organization offers wide varieties of low cost and even free spay and netuer clinics on a regular basis. Through collaboration with Pima County, AWASA is able to fund these clinics. However, there are many other needs that the animal population needs addressed; mainly vaccinations. Unvaccinated pets are a danger to their companions as well as other animals. Vaccinations for pets help to curve many communicable and deadly diseases such as rabies.

    AWASA EventOn Saturday April 14th, Supervisor Ramón Valadez helped sponsor a shot clinic which along with AWASA and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.  In spite of the cold and rainy weather, the clinic was a great success. It was held at Casa Maria 1501 S. 3rd Ave. in the City of South Tucson. The vets for the day were Dr. Vasilopulos, Dr. Forrer, and Dr. Lopez.    Preliminary report was 132 animals (cats and dogs) were seen.  Again, the experienced vets and techs kept things moving right along seeing many animals including a tub of kitties and puppies (together), a Chihuahua with rhinestone nails and the torti cat named Prince that was really a grumpy princess!   In addition there were volunteers there taking spay/neuter appointments for the PetFix at Humane Society.