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Pet News - Volunteers, HSSA neighbors show true commitment to pups

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Rain or shine, nothing stops the committed dog-walking volunteers at the Humane Society of Southern from making sure each pet is properly exercised. Not even a little construction.

Most recently, Pima County’s update and rehabilitation of sewage lines around the shelter blocked the path along the Rillito usually used by the morning dog walkers. This sent our HSSA dog walkers onto the surrounding streets, which soon became a maze of construction as well. Our walkers would have to find another path to somehow get around the construction.

We learned we have really great neighbors!

A possible pathway would have to cut across the property of Hook Crane Services, HSSA’s neighbors to the east. HSSA Volunteer Betsy Bruce worked with Hook Crane, KE&G Construction and Pima County Waste Water to find a way to keep a dog path open for our shelter pets.

And just like that! A new pathway was implemented for easy and safe access for dog walkers. Hook Crane allowed the HSSA to temporally create a pathway through their property. Pima County Waste Water was kind enough to install fencing along the path toensure safety and come rain, shine or construction, dogs are still getting their daily enrichment and walks.

Sewer work will continue until late June, but the HSSA remains open to help you find the perfect pet, get you low-cost vaccinations or spay or neuter surgery. A small detour gets drivers around closed intersections and to our door. Please use the route outlined in purple and don’t let the construction get in the way of finding the furry love of your life!  The HSSA thanks you for your patience and understanding.

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