July 12, 2019
West Valley Animal Care Center
2500 S. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Summer Empty the Shelter Adoption Event
Friday, July 12, 2019
The BISSEL Pet Foundation will cover the costs of adoptions fees of dogs and cats Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control to empty their shelters during its busiest time of the year.
The two county shelters are among several rescues and shelters offering fee-waived adoptions thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation. The special does not include Shelter Super Heroes at the county shelters, but does cover the mandatory $22 licensing fee for dogs.
Over the past several years, BISSELL Pet Foundation has received feedback from its shelter partners across the country who experience overcrowding after Independence Day. Why? Intake rates skyrocket after July 4 because fireworks can inflict fear in pets, causing them to get loose/runaway.
Over 35% of runaway pets are euthanized after failing to reunite with their owners because the shelters are already overrun.