1As the longtime CEO and founder of Eco Chic Consignments—My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic, Well Suited and My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store— Ann Siner cares deeply about Arizona’s homeless pets.
On April 17, Siner, who is also on the board of directors and committee for the Arizona Humane Society, made her final $100,000 donation to the nonprofit as part of a million dollar pledge she undertook in 2018. The check presentation took place outside My Sister’s Closet’s Lincoln Village in Scottsdale. Arizona Humane Society presented animals who need adoption on site during the event.
“I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this campaign and support the Arizona Humane Society. I am 100 percent behind them and everything they do. Animals are my life’s work and I wanted to really make a difference,” says Siner. “Our $1 million donation gets Arizona Humane Society closer to fulfilling the dream of the new Central Campus and Animal Medical Center and that will ultimately save the lives of hundreds of thousands more animals in the process.”
To meet the needs of the growing community and to continue saving the lives of homeless pets, Arizona Humane Society has proposed a new Central Campus and Animal Medical Center, expanding medical and behavioral programming, adoption and outreach efforts and providing a regional level of comprehensive care for the most vulnerable pets—the sick, injured, abused and abandoned. The Central Campus and Animal Medical Center will mark a new era for animal welfare in Arizona.
“Ann, Tess and the team behind Eco-Chic Consignments are not only an integral part of this community, but their philanthropic generosity has helped transform our community for homeless pets, and for that we are grateful,” says Dr. Steven Hansen, Arizona Humane Society president and CEO. “As a longstanding friend, partner and donor to the Arizona Humane Society they have donated millions to our pets and lifesaving programs. Their $1 million gift to Arizona Humane Society’s proposed Central Campus & Animal Medical Center is not only a testament to the worthiness of this project, but exemplifies their generosity, leadership and compassion and puts us one step closer to our vision of creating a sustainable, long-term system of care for the most vulnerable animals in the Valley, while combating pet overpopulation and keeping pets in homes.”
Currently, Arizona Humane Society’s trauma hospital and acute medical care programs operate from the same facility opened 64 years ago. While the nonprofit and its standards of care have evolved, the physical structure at Sunnyslope has not. To end animal suffering and needless euthanasia, Arizona Humane Society must construct a new campus that makes possible an unprecedented level of comprehensive medical and behavioral care.
The new Central Campus will be established near the juncture of the 202 and 143 freeways. A regional hub for comprehensive services, the Center will deliver acute medical and trauma care, behavior rehabilitation, rescue and cruelty investigations, adoption resources, and education programs.
To date, Arizona Humane Society has secured $16.6 million in cash pledges and $1 million in in-kind services. With the funds already secured, the organization has purchased the land and began working with Animal Arts, an architecture company specializing in animal shelter design, to create the new facility. For more information, visit azhumane.org/campaigntotransform.