Campaign works to save stray pets in Maricopa County - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Campaign works to save stray pets in Maricopa County

Posted: Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • Police: Doctor pointed rifle at two people in Sky Harbor Airport

    Police: Doctor pointed rifle at two people in Sky Harbor Airport

    A Phoenix doctor has been arrested at Sky Harbor Airport. He said he was just there to get a cup of coffee. But he was arrested when he accidentally pointed the rifle at two women. 7/28/14
    A Phoenix doctor has been arrested at Sky Harbor Airport. He said he was just there to get a cup of coffee. But he was arrested when he accidentally pointed the rifle at two women. 7/28/14
  • Armed woman shot by Phoenix officers in Tempe

    Armed woman shot by Phoenix officers in Tempe

    Phoenix Police Department officers opened fire on a woman who they were following when she came at them with a gun.Officers started following the woman near 44th Street Thomas, she was wanted for a felony warrant.
    Phoenix Police Department officers opened fire on a woman who they were following when she came at them with a gun.Officers started following the woman near 44th Street Thomas, she was wanted for a felony warrant.
  • Suns player PJ Tucker arrested and accused of super extreme DUI

    Suns player PJ Tucker arrested and accused of super extreme DUI

    He just signed a multi-million dollar contract with the Phoenix Suns.But now P.J. Tucker is making headlines for an extreme DUI arrest. His arrest in Scottsdale is just coming to light.Scottsdale Police say 29-year-old Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker was stopped on suspicion of DUI in May. A blood sample was taken by an officer, and the test results came back with with a blood alcohol concentration of .222, a level that is considered Super Extreme DUI under Arizona law.In the police report, ...
    He just signed a multi-million dollar contract with the Phoenix Suns.But now P.J. Tucker is making headlines for an extreme DUI arrest. His arrest in Scottsdale is just coming to light.Scottsdale Police say 29-year-old Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker was stopped on suspicion of DUI in May. A blood sample was taken by an officer, and the test results came back with with a blood alcohol concentration of .222, a level that is considered Super Extreme DUI under Arizona law.In the police report, ...

A three year long campaign that aims to save as many stray pets as possible in Maricopa County is getting ready to hold a huge event.

They're hopeful to get at risk animals new homes.
    
Shelters in Maricopa county are filled with little Chihuahuas, pit bull mixes, and cats up for adoption, waiting to be loved.
    
"Cats are definitely one of our most at risk breeds in the shelter system along with Chihuahuas and pit bulls," said Bretta Nelson with the Arizona Humane Society.

Four major shelters the Arizona Animal Welfare League, Arizona Humane Society, Halo, and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control are holding a massive adoption event at their 11 locations for fix, adopt, save, awareness day.

It's part of a three year campaign aimed at ending pet homelessness in Maricopa County.

"Our intake has decreased by 5%, we've increased our spay and neuter surgeries by 11%, and in just the first year we decreased our euthanasia by 14%," said Heather Shefton with Fix, Adopt, Save.

100 dogs a day are adopted from valley shelters a day, but, unfortunately, 100 more are also euthanized.
 
"Maricopa County has the second largest over population problem in the nation next to Los Angeles, so there's a big need for all shelters to come together," said Michelle Ramos with the Arizona Animal Welfare League.

The goal to change the equation through adoption thru fostering and free spay neuter programs to give these lovable critters forever homes.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices