Community view | Be sure to use a county-approved rescue or shelter | Kingman Miner Daily

MOHAVE COUNTY – Many so-called animal shelters, rescues, and sanctuaries are located in Mohave County, but few are actually licensed by the Mohave County government.

If someone is considering adopting a loving pet forever, it is recommended that they do their homework beforehand.

According to the Mohave County Department of Environment, there are currently only 11 businesses/facilities that have applied for, and have been inspected and approved to operate, regarding animals.

County-approved facilities are:

– Advanced Animal Care Center LLC, 5842 Highway 95, Fort Mohave, Arizona. Call 928-770-4918.

– Bird Haven Rescue and Sanctuary Of Kingman Inc., 6125 Westwind, Kingman, Arizona. Call 928-692-1068.

– Bullhead City Animal Care and Welfare, 2270 Trane, Bullhead City, Arizona. Call 928-763-6000.

– Association of Exotic Heritage Cats of America, 860 Quail Crest, Kingman, Arizona. Call 928-757-1437.

– For The Luv Of Paws II Inc., 8115 Oatman Highway, Golden Valley, Arizona. Call 928-897-7304.

– Funky Poodle Too, 5587 Highway 95, #8, Fort Mohave, Arizona. Call 928-788-8780.

– Gypsy Cat Adoption, 1570 Northern, Kingman, Arizona. Call 928-279-1999.

– Help Animals Live Today (HAULT), 6625 Massachusetts Drive, Kingman, Arizona. Call 928-692-8940.

– MUTT Matchers and Friends, 1001 Buchanan St., Kingman, Arizona. Call 928-718-4364.

– Mohave County Animal Shelter, 950 Buchanan St., Kingman, Arizona. Call 928-753-2727.

– Western Arizona Humane Society, 2610 Sweetwater Road, Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Call 928-855-5083.

Using this list will ensure that the establishment you are dealing with is reputable.

(Bruce Meriwether is a Golden Valley resident.)

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