PATCHES (Protecting Animals Through Community Housing, Education & Support) is a public and private partnership venture to establish a shared shelter facility in the Phoenix metropolitan area for animal rescue organizations to temporarily house and hold adoption events at an affordable cost.
Did you want to learn about helping with our new animals facility program we are developing to make a difference in times of disasters in Arizona, help other rescues with space and resources, or help ease the overload of pets at Maricopa County Animal Control, click on Patches Division link to learn more:
There is a need for cash donations for this work now! It cannot happen without you.
Will you help them, be their HERO?
Please pass a empty bowl around your business, group, friends or post our needs for cash, item donations, or volunteer effort on your social media feeds please?
Website Content Links
,For Homeless/Near Homeless > United Ways Project Connect 8am-3pm -Be a part of your Community, whether volunteering or because of a need. Project Connects, Hopefest and Arizona Veterans Stand Downs, are conducted in the SAME way, a Disaster Recovery Center is by FEMA! A Great opportunity to find out if you are up to the rigors of working as a disaster volunteer! 2018-FY-Project-Connect-Schedule.pdf
Next Scheduled Event: Thursday, 8am-3pm:
> Thursday, May 16, 2019
First Southern Baptist Church Avondale
1001 N. Central Avenue Avondale, AZ 85323
> Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mesa Interstake Center
830 E 2nd Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204
We realized we had to do something with the owners of the pets we are helping and we found other people with special needs in crisis/disaster!
* America R U Prepared.org , as our new partner in our other division where we have over a thousand special needs members and others joining efforts, to help each other in their neighborhoods and communities, urban and rural settings in Arizona! :
If you would like to learn about our HUMAN response to crisis and disaster, especially if you want to help someone who is a senior, veterans, disabled, lives alone or has other special needs, please check out our Human website here:
For people who cant or wont join government disaster agencies but still need or will give disaster help in the first moments when help cant wait!
> New Services: Animals in Disaster, Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry, is moving from agency name to become a division as we re-organize and broaden our services to include humans in disasters with other division partners joining us!
"Animals and Humans in Disaster, inc!" is our new agency name! under IRS # 01 0975325, Arizona Corporation division made our changes, we wait for the IRS to make their changes!
We are so excited to have the Arizona Avian Alliance, join us, as a part of our 501c3. Finches to parakeets to parrots and more. Now we help people with their beloved feather friends in crisis!
Please call us at 602/909-7153 to let us know of your donation effort for our social media and a "How-to" to help organize the pet food/item drive!
*Sep 28, 2019,10am-8pm, Hopefest, Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, Prescott AZ
*March 21, 2020 Hopefest, North Phoenix Baptist Church
5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Or if you would like to see/participate in the bigger picture of what we are doing to help build teamwork, communcation and problem solving to aid communities and people in Arizona to cope with resiliency during disasters when help cant wait, You can look at some of our exist programs at the video below, or look at the Coalitions/Agencies we partner with below or learn how we serve communities at our Cooperative Collaboration Coalition at:
Media: About our community services
about our work with Veterans
in Pg 22-23, March/April 2018 issue
and our "Special Needs" Volunteer in Page 16-17, Jan/Feb 2018 Issue
Around Arizona -
Watch us work! Are you here?
Volunteering releases endorphins. The mind can only think of one thing at a time. This can go a long way to reduce pain or other forms of suffering, There is a deeper aspect. There are two kinds of volunteer experiences.
Please chose which experience you wish to have, before you sign up!
1) You can choose to volunteer in a predictable, organized job where one show up and just does what one is told. Highly valuable for people under stress who just want to help, without having to think or decide.
2) You can choose to volunteer in a climate that is unpredictable to develop your skills in resiliency, teamwork and ability to handle challenges under stressful situations. Excellent to develop teamwork, relationship and problem solving skills. Great for training leadership candidates.
We have opportunities, to meet our agency in action, and help with processing our donations in Central Phoenix. United Way's Project Connect, Arizona Veteran's Stand Down are all service activities we need volunteer help to deliver services.
We attend numerous fun events where we share disaster, safety and health information for pets (and humans) and tell people of our agency's services where one can volunteer and have fun at the event!
Business & Community Support,
You gave $750,000 of
Pet Food/Items and
$16,500 donated cash for all
15 Counties in Arizona ~
Thank You from them!
We help people who would not ask for help for themselves, but will for their beloved pets, to get aid for their pets, and for themselves through our agency partnerships, to help their long term recovery with disruptive events.
We help build community through pets and neighbor helping neighbor in crisis!
To be able to close our agency,
when pet's needs are met!
FRAUD Prevention ALERT
How to prevent fraud against You and Us, Please go to the page "Board Leadership"
Veterans Events 2019 Dates (click)
See our Facebook page for details, closer to the dates!
*May 17 , 10am-3pm, High County County Flagstaff, AZ
*Aug 10, 10am-3pm, White Mountain Counties, Lakeside AZ
*Aug 16, 9am-2pm, Cochise County, Sierra Vista AZ
*Sep 13-14, 9am-3pm, Yavapai County, Prescott AZ
> Member, \Governor Doug Ducey’s Arizona Citizen Corp Council. FEMA
This program was created to educate, train and provide volunteer opportunities to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to disasters of any kind in Arizona.
Regular Office hours: Closed Sunday and Monday.
Open: 10am to 3pm Tuesday-Saturday
Text or Call: 602-909-7153
Be sure to call first, to make sure our partner agencies, currently have pet food.
>If you have run out of pet food, learn which human food is safe for your pet, click here or download a pdf copy below: