MCSO Animal Safe Haven (MASH) is run by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.  Over the years this innovative program has made a tremendous difference for some very unfortunate animals.  This Saturday, February 23rd, MASH has two adoption events that I wanted to share.  More details can be found at  One is in conjunction with PACC911 (see the Facebook landing page) and the other is at Horizon Presbyterian Church on Liberty Lane (see the events page).   

If you are looking for love, there is no better place to find it than in the heart of a grateful animal.  On Monday, I vaccinated a very nervous dog named Hermione.  This shy girl is great with other dogs but will need some time to trust humans again.  In the right home, I think she will blossom into a wonderful companion.  I also provided dental care to a handsome black cat named Charley.  This friendly guy can’t stop purring.  He loves every one he meets.  Unfortuantely, he is FELV+ which is why he has been at MASH for several years.  He and his buddy Morris would make an awesome addition to a family. 

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.

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