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Did You Know?

It has been scientifically proven that owning cats is good for our health and can decrease the occurrence of high blood pressure and other illnesses.

Stroking a cat can help to relieve stress, and the feel of a purring cat on your lap conveys a strong sense of security and comfort.

And by the way, Sir Isaac Newton is not only credited with the laws of gravity but is also credited with inventing the cat flap.



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Happy Tails!

TobiasTobias and Bobsie, our long-term "residents," finally went to a forever home together. They're enjoying life with a couple in Gig Harbor, WA, where they enjoy spreading their toys all over the house every night. Congratulations to the whole family.!

Still Looking --»

If you have a place for a cat who really tries but just can't keep his pee in the litter box, Lucky, our gorgeous Mr. Blue Eyes, will give you unconditional love in return.

Jazz is back from her stint in foster care. This wonderful cat is also looking for a fairly quiet forever home where she can share her huge stock of love.

Callie is a recent addition who is very people-oriented and can hold her own with other animals. She will make a wonderful companion.

Read more about these great cats, and if you can give any of them a home, call PHA at (907) 518-1091 and leave your phone number and a message. We'll call you back.

Have a Pet You Can't Keep?

Taking animals "out the road" and letting them go is sentencing them to a cruel death. If you have animals you can't find homes for and can't keep, please call 518-1091 and give us a chance to help.

Walk Your Dog in a Safe Place

No need to deal with trucks, construction zones or other traffic to give your dog some exercise. The Petersburg Humane Association (PHA) provides a public dog park on land leased from the Petersburg Borough. There are fenced areas where dogs can play off leash in a natural setting. Or you can take your canine pal on an unfenced trail through the muskeg and back.

Have an Intact Pet You Can't Afford to Have Fixed?

Click here for an application for financial help with this.

New Shelter Construction Project

These cats need your help!

Phase I of the new shelter is almost finished, with the goal to have it done before the end of September. Volunteers are going to be needed for the final stage.

Phase I is an 8' x 40' cat building with a small bathroom so volunteers can wash dishes, clean cat areas and fill water dishes. The main room will be divided into three fenced areas for the cats. Each cat area will have access to an outdoor play yard. There will also be room for a stacking washer and dryer and limited storage of food and litter.

The cat building is currently sitting near its permanent location and the internal fencing is in place for two of the areas. The cats are in residence, but they and the volunteers are "roughing it" without running water, sewer or electricity and the cats are unable to go outside to play. A Rasmuson Foundation grant will supplement PHA's construction fund to cover the cost of finishing Phase I by putting in a rock pad, hooking up utilities and adding fenced enclosures.

The board will be looking for willing workers when it's time to build those fenced enclosures. If you are interested in helping, please call 518-1091 and leave your contact information. The cats - and the board - will love you for it!

Help Build a Path to Their Future


Commemorative bricks like the one above will be used to line the path to the new shelter. For a $100 donation, you can buy a brick to show your support of these animals with the dedication of your choice. For $200 you can get a double-size brick with twice the room for text and/or graphic.

Contact a board member to discuss your options or order online at

All donations to this project go toward the construction of PHA's Animal Shelter and are deeply appreciated.

Other Fund Raisers

Catnip Cat Mats

Two colorful fabric mats are inspected by a gray cat.These mini-quilts feature fun cat-print fabrics and a "secret" pocket for the included organic catnip. Cats love them, cuddling, kicking, chewing and generally whooping it up with them before curling up on them to sleep off all the activity. The mats are available for $20. Contact PHA by phone or email. Or send your address and a check for $22 to PHA, Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833. All proceeds go to the new shelter construction fund.

Leather Mice

A red and black leather mouse measures almost 1 foot nose to tail.These good-sized cat toys made of scraps of colorful leather are stuffed with top-quality catnip, providing long-lasting fun for most cats. Some make it their day's work to chew them up, starting with the ears. The mice are available for $10 from PHA board members. If you live out of town and would like to buy one, please send your address and a check for $12 (to cover mouse and shipping) to PHA, Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833. As with the cat mats, all proceeds will go to the new shelter construction fund.

Dog Toys

Toys made of rope knotted in the middle with two to four braided handles of varying lengths and thicknesses.Hand-made toys made of rope of various sizes are good exercise for both dog and owner. They can be thrown or just used for a rousing game of tug-of-war. As with the mice, the dog toys are available for $10 from PHA board members. If you live out of town and would like to buy one, please send your address and a check for $12 (to cover toy and shipping) to PHA, Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833. Or call PHA at 907-518-1091 and leave a message to talk with a board member about just what you want in your dog toy. As with the cat mats and mice, all proceeds will go to the new shelter construction fund.


Help Wanted

Shelter Volunteers:
Love of animals, especially cats, necessary.

  • Regular shelter care volunteers must be able to commit to a regular schedule. Dependability essential. Another volunteer is needed for Saturdays.
  • Volunteers are also wanted to fill in as needed for those on regular schedules.
  • Animal socializers are also very welcome most any time.

Dog Walkers:
Love of dogs and ability to control medium- to large-size dogs necessary.

Love of dogs and/or cats necessary. Must be able to have pets in home..

Contact PHA at 518-1091

Adoptable Pets

Lucky is an orange tabby with blue eyes.



Updated: September 6, 2015

The Petersburg Humane Association exists to eliminate cruelty and suffering to animals by promoting compassion and kindness toward domestic and companion animals. Contact us via mail at PO Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833, by cell phone at 907-518-1091 and leave your phone number, or by e-mail at
The Petersburg Humane Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID# 92-0166958. All donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.