5 metro Phoenix animal shelters participating in 10-day reduced fee adoption event
PHOENIX — Five metro Phoenix animal shelters are taking part in Bissell Pet Foundation’s reduced fee adoption event.
Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope started Thursday and will run through Dec. 11.
Adoption fees will be $50 or less for every pet at Arizona Animal Welfare League, Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control locations.
Maricopa County has said it will only offer free adoptions for dogs due to overcrowding.
“Bissell Pet Foundation is in constant communication with our shelter partners across the country and they are struggling with unprecedented increases in owner surrenders and longer stays for pets,” founder of the nonprofit Cathy Bissell said in a press release.
“With so many great pets waiting in shelters, our Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event is the perfect opportunity to save a life through adoption and create space to give another homeless pet a chance.”
The event isn’t limited to the Valley — or even Arizona — with more than 280 organizations across 42 states taking part in the event.
Shelters in Sedona, Yuma, Chino Valley, Casa Grande, Payson and Yavapai County are also participating.
Nearly 160,000 pets have been adopted since the initiative began in 2016, according to Bissell.