Know of an animal in need who is a stray or does not have a known owner? Our services are available only in certain central areas of Maricopa County, Arizona and in Payson, Arizona at this time, based on volunteer availability.
Our primary focus is on injured, sick or at-risk stray dogs and we prioritize our cases accordingly. But, we also help severely injured stray cats! We do not, however, have the resources to respond to cases of healthy stray cats.
We also do not pick up strays who are already contained – if we did so, we would have NO time or space to focus on our truly specialized services of humane trapping. If you find a loose stray dog, please contain the dog or seek help from friends, neighbors or family members and call Maricopa County Animal Control at 602-506-7387 to schedule a pick up
IMPORTANT! As of September, 2022 most Maricopa County-area rescue groups are FULL and most animal control agencies and the Arizona Humane Society are on a “managed intake” status. This means that there is no immediate place to take a stray animal once caught – advance appointments are required and the wait can be a week or more. Therefore, if we do not reply immediately or do not go out to trap immediately, please be aware that this is because we have no confirmed placement for the dog, once trapped. We are hopeful that as more people adopt pets from shelters, as more people remain patient with pet behavioral issues and agree to keep their pets in the family, and as more people spay and neuter their pets, this overpopulation crisis will lessen in the months to come.
If you are aware of an at-risk stray and feel that HARTT can assist, please CLICK THE RED LINK BELOW to fill out a request for HARTT to provide assistance. If all fields are filled out correctly, you will receive a confirming message once you’ve submitted the form. We try to respond to all requests within 48 hours – more quickly if the situation is urgent.
An in-depth look at how HARTT helps at-risk stray animals
Curious exactly how HARTT works in the community to help stray animals in need? Learn how we do what we do and, more importantly, how YOU can help us be more successful! Please click the blue button below: