Lazin Animal Foundation Gives $3M to Transform Animal Welfare

The Arizona Humane Society received a $3 million gift from the Lazin Animal Foundation for its proposed new Central Campus & Animal Medical Center. The facility is expected to break ground in the fall of 2021. The milestone gift to name the Lazin Animal Foundation Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital, the largest shelter-based trauma center west of the Mississippi, and an animal medical center of excellence will impact the lives of thousands of sick, injured and abused homeless pets each year.

The Lazin Animal Foundation was established in 2011 by its namesake and founder, Terry Lazin. Before succumbing to ovarian cancer in 2015, it was her mission to prevent the abuse, neglect, suffering and euthanasia of treatable and adoptable homeless dogs. Her mission and passionate work continue through the legacy of her foundation and dynamic partnerships like those with Arizona Humane Society. Her life purpose, passion and impact during her life and a after her passing, align closely with the AHS mission of saving the most vulnerable animals and those who are often turned away by other shelters.

PHOTO COURTESY ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY

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