Many people make resolutions every January for the upcoming year. Resolutions include goals to become healthier, lower stress and find love. Having a pet can help you do all three, and more. Pets help you relax, they are great exercise buddies, and they are full of love. They have also been known to help lower blood pressure and adoption means you are doing something good for others. What a terrific way to start off the year.
To help you do it right, from January 9 – 15, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is lowering the adoption fees on every dog and cat. All dogs and puppies can be adopted for $37. Cats over a year are $0 to adopt. Cats under a year are $20 to adopt. Every dog and cat will be spayed or neutered and given age appropriate vaccinations. Dogs over the age of three months will also be licensed. Microchips are available for only $25.
If you can’t adopt, but want to help, please spay or neuter your pets and help us lower the number of homeless animals in Maricopa County. Another way to help is by becoming a foster family. Fostering is a temporary placement of our homeless animals which saves their life. We are always in need of people who want to open their homes and their hearts to our animals. Foster families care for puppies and kittens not yet old enough to be placed up for adoption and dogs or cats recovering from medical or behavior issues.
Max Wilson, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and the proud owner of an adopted dog from MCACC, urges the community to think about adoption. “Dogs and cats have so much love to offer. They make great companions,” he said. “You will also be saving a life when you adopt from a shelter.”
So hurry in today and add a new member to your household. For more information on MCACC, visit www.pets.maricopa.gov or call (602) 506-7387.