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Bring One Home for the Holidays

(Phoenix – November 29) Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is working effortlessly to continue our trend of decreasing the number of animals euthanized in our shelters. We are committed to prevent the euthanasia of healthy pets since 2005. Our dedication to animal care and to keep every healthy animal with no serious behavioral problem in our shelters until we find a good home has created a population of "Long Timers" that fill our shelters today.

The average age of our animals in our shelters is three-years old, they come in all colors. We have many breeds; however, the ones that are the hardest to place are Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls. These animals are perfectly healthy and loving; affectionate and playful. All adoptable pets have basic vaccinations and are spayed or neutered. Currently, we have 83 animals in our shelters for over 30 days and 12 have been here since last Summer.

For this holiday season, MCACC would like each shelter animal to become a household pet to share in the warmth of a home during the holidays. We have been fortunate with the support from the residents in Maricopa County and we would like to call on their generosity to help us find homes for our shelter animals. Please visit our website at to find pictures of our adoptable and adorable pets we have at our shelters and adoption centers.

If you are unsure about adopting an animal but would like to help. We encourage you to consider fostering one of these Long Timers at least for the holidays. With your help, every animal in our shelter will spend the winter in a warm loving home. Information on our foster program is on our website. By adopting or fostering, these beautiful animals will enjoy the tenderness a family can bring during the holiday season.

"Dogs and cats have so much love to offer. They make great companions," said Maricopa County Supervisors’ Chairman Max Wilson. "You will also be saving a life when you adopt from a shelter."

For more information, please call (602) 506 – PETS (7387). LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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