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It's just a couple more weeks until the open house for the new Apache Junction Animal Control facility. The open house, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8, will include pet adoptions for 50 percent off.
"STOP!" the sign in the Arizona Humane Society’s lobby stated. "The pets you are turning in might be put to death because we are out of space."
Among the animals up for adoption at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control are four pit bull mix puppies that were tossed from a truck in Phoenix.
Iguana Mack's Roadhouse restaurant in Chandler is hosting a 2-mile run/walk for volunteers and their dogs Saturday, March 20, to raise money for Maricopa County animal shelters.
Since 1989 I've been an animal shelter volunteer, the last 12 years in Maricopa County. I am delighted when lost pets are reunited with frantic owners. As homeless dogs and cats, especially older ones, leave with new owners I am so happy. Heartaches abound, of course. Too many healthy dogs and cats end up in the county landfill instead of responsible homes. I deal with the sorrows because of the kindness of strangers.
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control announced that it has hit a crisis stage, as have its rescue partners. Care centers are filled to capacity with dogs and cats of all ages and breeds.
LOS ANGELES — There will be a winner and a loser every Super Bowl Sunday. But at the "Puppy Bowl," it's always a win for animal shelters.
Make the holidays bright this year for one of the many animals at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control’s Mesa shelter during the “Miracle on 8th Street” event Saturday.
As people have suffered in a dire economy, so have pets, and shelters are struggling with a supply that far outstrips demand.
Pants, shirts, a new pet?
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control has more than 1,000 animals at the shelter. According to the group, adoptable dogs and cats are stacked two-plus deep in every available space.
Maricopa County's two animal shelters are overflowing with Chihuahuas.
Maricopa County's animal shelters are full, and officials are facing the possibility of having to euthanize animals that, under normal circumstances, would not be put down.
Puppies wait to be adopted at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control East Valley shelter.
A puppy walks around its kennel waiting to be adopted at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control East Valley shelter.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Lady Di is a lovely purebred collie with a pleasant disposition, just like lots of other dogs dumped at shelters in areas that lack anywhere near enough would-be owners. Unlike all but a lucky few of those animals, she got a plane ride away from death row.
Crated Labrador-mix puppies await a flight from Montgomery, Ala., to Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 3, 2009. The charity Pilots N Paws flew the dogs from a shelter to a waiting rescue group in Florida, saving them from euthanasia.
A Phoenix animal shelter was without water for several hours Wednesday after copper thieves took the water pipes that provide water to the animals, according to a release.
PHOENIX - People who face foreclosure and have to get rid of pets are contributing to an increase in the number of animals at shelters across metropolitan Phoenix.
Cindy, a rambunctious 10-year-old Maine coon cat, is expected to get a home soon — after being taken in by a Gilbert animal shelter more than a year ago. If adopted, she’ll leave behind 17 other cats and dogs that have been at the Friends for Life shelter for more than a year.