Stray Animals

AHS accepts all sick and injured stray animals.

You may bring them to our Sunnyslope Campus or call our EAMT™ Dispatch Center at 602.997.7585 Ext. 2073 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. We can not accept stray turn-ins at our Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion.

You can attempt to reunite a healthy, lost dog with its owner by using one of these resources:

  • Check posts on Nextdoor
  • Lost Pets Ads in your local newspaper
  • Look for “Lost Pet” signs in the area
  • If you can safely handle the animal, take him to a local veterinary office to be scanned for a microchip

You may surrender a healthy stray dog, over the age of three months, to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control at one of the following locations:

West Valley
2500 S. 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
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East Valley
2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Mesa, AZ 85201
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Trap-Neuter-Return programs are the most humane and effective way to stabilize outdoor cat populations. For information on what to do if you’ve found a healthy outdoor cat, visit

Don’t Kit-nap Kittens!

Mom will likely return. Please don’t intervene.

When we find a litter of kittens, our good-hearted instincts tell us to rush to the aid of these fragile felines. Thankfully, human intervention is typically not required. In fact, the best thing you can do is leave the kittens alone. Mom will likely return shortly, and it’s critical that the kittens remain in her care as she offers the best chance for survival. If you are extremely certain that the kittens are orphaned, you can then step in and help by caring for the kittens until they’re old enough to find homes. Click here for more information on what steps to take if you’ve found kittens.

Wild Animals

Wild animals, such as bats, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, chipmunks and bobcats/wildcats, can be surrendered to the Arizona Game & Fish Department at one of the following locations:

Main Office – Phoenix
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086
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Region VI – Mesa
7200 E. University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85207
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You can also try to contact one of these exotic animal organizations.