March is the time of year for frenzied college basketball fans to go crazy trying to keep up with who is in and who is out of the tournament. In honor of the madness of college basketball, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is encouraging some double dribbling — from two pets. Next week, March 12—18, you can adopt two dogs or two cats for one low adoption fee. Any two dogs (puppies too) can be adopted for $74. Any two cats over a year are $0 to adopt. Any two kittens (under a year) can be adopted for $40. If you choose to adopt one animal, it is the same fee.
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. Keep your pets safe! 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.