No-kill animal shelter opens in So. Tempe


Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, the Valley’s
only no-kill animal shelter dedicated to the
rescue of dogs and cats found in abandoned
and foreclosed homes, will hold grand opening
ceremonies for a new, larger facility at 2323 S.
Hardy Drive, Tempe, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday,
April 5.
The celebration is sponsored by Valley Honda
dealerships and will feature a ribbon-cutting
ceremony and tours.
The foundation recently moved from a smaller
1,867-square-foot facility to the new, roomier home
with a combined 10,000 square feet of indoor outdoor
The new facility enables the organization
to help more animals and families during times
of crisis. It also has an on-site, low-income
boarding facility, according to Jodi Polanski, the
organization’s founder and executive director.
An outdoor play area enables dogs to get daily
“We are so happy to have finally found a new
home for Lost Our Home – a place that is spacious
enough to take in more dogs and cats needing our
help,” said Polanski. “Tempe has been so welcoming
and supportive, and the new facility, with greater
capacity, enables us to help needy families and pets,
and to have a larger pet-food bank and temporary
boarding to help families in times of need.”
Lost Our Home Pet Foundation was founded
in 2008 as a grassroots response to thousands of
pets in need as a result of the economic downturn
in general, and the Valley’s foreclosure crisis in
It is the only organization in the Valley
dedicated to rescuing pets abandoned or at risk of
homelessness due to foreclosure, eviction or other
financial hardship. Its mission is to ensure that pets
have loving homes when families face major life
The organization provides compassionate
options when real estate agents and others in the
community find an abandoned pet.
Information: or
602-445-PETS (7387).



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