The Coconino Humane Association was founded in 1955 by a group of concerned and dedicated people who felt there needed to be a change in the way animals were being treated in our community.
The shelter was built with
donations from businesses, service organizations,
and a few very dedicated individuals.
The Forest Service leased five acres to the Humane Shelter, located in the area where Interstate 40 and Butler Avenue now intersect.
Even with these
contributions, it took three years to complete the
project. Through the work of the founders and many
other concerned and dedicated people in the community,
Northern Arizona received its first Animal Shelter in
In the early 1970's due to the construction of I-40 and the growth of Flagstaff, the Forest Service did not renew the lease on the land that the shelter was built upon.
The Humane Society was faced with finding a new location.
Again with the help of residents, local businesses, and matching funds from the Bois Dubois Foundation, the Coconino Humane Association in 1972 started the construction of a new facility to care for the homeless and unwanted animals in Northern Arizona.
The shelter is located in the area of Fourth Street and Butler Avenue, where it remains today.
Click here for a map to our location.