Community Connection | Phoenix Herpetological Society
What They Do:
The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is a reptile rescue and rehabilitation center in North Scottsdale with a dedicated team of volunteers that maintain the sanctuary and provide care for the animals that are housed in the facility. Additionally, there is an onsite reptile clinic and research center where abandoned, abused or confiscated reptiles are cared for until proper placement can be established.
PHS has become the go-to source for humane societies from around the nation, and several universities and zoos have partnered with PHS on research projects such as venom studies and programs to reestablish declining species populations.
With a goal of “conserving through education,” PHS has established an extensive program to educate the public about reptiles. Each year, PHS visits with over 250,000 school-aged children, and adult programs such as an animal handling course and seminars on living in the desert are designed to encourage the entire community to understand and appreciate our reptilian residents.
How Can You Help?
· Volunteer to care for the animals
· Help in the retrieval and rescue of animals
· Transport food and supplies
· Assist with administrative duties
· Participate at fundraising events
· Donate funds or needed supplies
· Virtually adopt an animal
· Attend the annual casino fundraiser