Arizona Humane Society’s new Papago Park campus now open

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Arizona Humane Society (AHS) just opened its brand new campus. AHS broke ground on the Rob and Melani Walton Papago Park Campus on November 4, 2021, yet the campus has been in the works for ten years.

This new location near Papago Park (5501 E Van Buren St in Phoenix at the junction of the Loop 202 and 143 freeways) will offer comprehensive medical interventions in a world-class animal trauma hospital paired with behavioral care for pets. Approximately 80% of the animals who come in contact with AHS go through the trauma hospital.

Dr. Steven R. Hansen, President and CEO of AHS, joined Horizon to discuss more details along with his good friend, Henry the dog.

The campus will consist of outdoor yards and indoor classrooms for children’s camps during spring break which will allow kids to get to know their four-legged friends and learn about animal welfare.

Dr. Hansen explained you can enjoy a cup of coffee from AHS coffee shop all while interacting with cats and getting fresh air.

The South Mountain campus is focused on providing adoption and long-term behavioral care.

The Sunny Slope location that originally focused on spaying, neutering, and vaccination will soon reopen as a full community service hospital for owned animals.

“You can just stop by, and that’s what we want the campus to be, a place that you can come by, you can spend some time watching dogs being trained, you can watch surgeries happening all without a guided tour, we do have guided tours what will go in-depth,” said Dr.Hansen.

Dr. Steven R. Hansen, President and CEO, Arizona Humane Society

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