Empty the shelters helps boost pet adoption rates

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) talks to Arizona Horizon about an “Empty the Shelters” party, an effort to enhance adoption prices and assistance as quite a few pets find their for good properties. Alessandra Navidad, President and CEO of AAWL, joined us to tell us extra. She also introduced two adoptable cats to the Arizona Horizon set.

Bissell Pet Basis is web hosting the “Empty the Shelters” event and will address adoption costs for all animals adopted out who are one yr and more mature.

As the nation’s major funded adoption celebration, Vacant the Shelters helps homeless animals come across family members by earning adoption reasonably priced for possible pet entrepreneurs. They do this by supporting collaborating companies with reimbursement for just about every pet adopted.

Set up in 2016, Vacant the Shelters has served additional than 96,000 pets obtain their loving families at collaborating shelters in 47 states and Canada. 

The occasion operates now by means of July 31, 2022.

AAWL Sonia Breslow Adoption Heart
25 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85034 (North of Washington St.) 

For a lot more information and facts, pay a visit to aawl.org.

The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) is the greatest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona. A “no-kill” shelter is an animal shelter that does not destroy nutritious or treatable animals even when the shelter is full, reserving euthanasia for terminally sick animals or those people regarded unsafe to community basic safety. 

AAWL rescues, rehabilitates, and re-households extra than 4,000 dogs and cats that are deserted or that have been surrendered by their owners. They do this primarily by rescuing them from other shelters in Maricopa County where by they are very likely to be euthanized thanks to the absence of time and assets to care for them. At any a single time the AAWL shelter will maintain 140 cats and 190 pet dogs. They also have a foster guardian community of approximately 90 family members who offer care and shelter in their households for puppies and kittens that are way too young to be adopted, and all those animals that are recovering from healthcare methods or that want socialization right before adoption. All animals presented for adoption have been spayed or neutered micro-chipped and are existing on all vaccinations. Any health care treatment options essential, together with surgeries, are furnished by the AAWL healthcare workforce.

Track record

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) was launched in 1971 by a group of concerned animal lovers. This team was led by Amanda Blake, most effective recognized as “Miss Kitty” on the television method, Gunsmoke. Starting up out on a smaller scale, involved volunteers adopted rescued cats and canine from foster households. In the late 1970s, the corporation constructed its 1st shelter. By the mid-1990s, the AAWL & SPCA commenced rescuing animals scheduled to be euthanized by the County, and, right after rehabilitation, designed them obtainable for adoption to the group. About the previous 50 years, the organization has developed from adopting a handful of animals each and every year to a whole-provider animal welfare group and leader in impressive habits coaching, clinical treatment, adoption, training, and group outreach systems. Right now our shelter has an onsite veterinary clinic, kennels with a independent cattery, a teaching heart, and a freestanding infirmary.

In 2005, the Arizona Culture for Avoidance of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) merged into AAWL. The new group was renamed the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA).

The AAWL tells us about the “Vacant the Shelters” celebration, an energy to raise adoption charges and help as quite a few pets find their for good properties.

Alessandra Navidad, President and CEO of AAWL