Our Mission….

To support the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center with assistance for emergency medical care and rehabilitation of shelter pets and to increase public awareness of animal health and welfare issues in Cochise County

You can help us provide shelter animals the medical attention and care needed to improve their health, comfort, and improve their chances to find that forever home they so need and deserve. You can make a donation on-line using PayPal,  just click the button below.  There you can set up one time or monthly donations – set up once and you’re done.  You can also mail a donation to Friends of the SV Animal Shelter, Inc., 2160 E. Fry Blvd. Suite C-5, PMB 284, Sierra Vista, AZ, 85635-2736.

For other ideas on how to help,  please see the menu option You Can Help!!

Here you can also view just a few of the many great Pets-In-Waiting at the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, 6799 E. Hwy 90.,  (520) 458-4151. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday • 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Saturday noon to 5:00pm.  Closed Sunday, Monday, and holidays.

The best way to learn about the many Pets-In-Waiting is by going to the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center and having a meet and greet.  You can also go to petfinder.com and search by zip code and the type of pet you are looking for, to see who is waiting to meet you.

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Going Strong!!!

AZGives Day is at the halfway point – 12 hours down..12 hours to go.  So there is still time to make your donation and add to the $1988.00 donated to help purchase equipment for the Surgical Clinic at the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center.  Thank you so much for those that have donated and thanks in advance to those that will donate!!



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To Our Supporters

The last few weeks have changed how we live our lives, schools have closed,  going to a restaurant means drive up or delivery or maybe your favorite restaurant has closed,  we have discussions with our neighbors while respecting social distance, and wonder if the grocery store will have the items we want.  So many unknowns, so much uncertainly.

So why would Friends participate in AZGives Day?

We do so with the knowledge that our community will, as we have done before in times of uncertainly come together, care for each other, and overcome the threat before us.  We also know that our primary mission,  to provide for the welfare of shelter pets,  is and will still be needed.

So as you see the AZGives Day postings understand that Friends of the S.V. Animal Shelter continues our mission – the mission you have trusted, supported, and joined us in- to improve the life of shelter pets in our community.

We  look forward to seeing you at adoption events,  shot and spay/neuter clinics when the situation allows. Until then, please stay well. We thank you for your support.

Friends of the S.V. Animal Shelter


You don’t have to wait until April 7th,  you can go – right now! – to our AZGives Day page right now and make your donation.  We are fortunate to have a donor who is going to match up to $500.00 in donations.  All donations will support the purchase of equipment for the medical clinic that was recently added to the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, to bring this clinic to a fully functioning state to improve the care for our sheltered pets.

Stay safe, Stay well


Foster opportunity

CCAFF63D-F4DD-4596-AC10-5E719358E8E7UPDATE: Celeste has been placed into a foster home to get the TLC she needs! Thanks so much to everyone who helped get the word out.

The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center is seeking a foster family for Celeste, this sweet but skinny girl who was recently found as a stray with two other dogs. A vet found that Celeste has glaucoma in her left eye but is otherwise healthy and just needs plenty of TLC and food to get her weight up.

If you are interested in fostering Celeste or one of the other animals in the shelter’s care, please call (520) 458-4151 to learn more and to schedule an appointment to meet her. The shelter is still offering adoptions too, but it’s on a by-appointment basis only. Just call to plan your visit!


A369485C-37EF-4D44-BDCA-FEB9FA148B4BAs posted on the Sierra Vista Police, Fire, and EMS   Facebook

Ducey: New order allows telemedicine for animals

PHOENIX – Pets can now be examined by their veterinarians through telemedicine, according to the office of Gov. Doug Ducey.

The executive order ensures that pet owners don’t have to leave their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Veterinarians will be able to provide medical services to animals, while the state works to slow the spread of COVID-19 through physical distancing measures.

The order also prevents vets from charging more for telemedicine than for an office or in-person visit, according to a news release.
Under the order:

  • The use of telemedicine may be used by licensed veterinarians in Arizona;
  • The Arizona State Veterinary Medical Board may establish reasonable requirements and parameters for telehealth services including recordkeeping, but such requirements and parameters may not be more restrictive or less favorable to providers than are required for veterinary medical services delivered in-person;
  • And veterinary providers cannot not charge more for a telemedicine visit than they would for an in-person visit.

The order takes effect Wednesday and remains in effect throughout the state’s Public Health Emergency.

View the Executive Order expanding veterinary telemedicine HERE.

For more information, visit ArizonaTogether.org.