Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
Start: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Phoenix , AZ 85034
The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA AAWL & SPCA is the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona. They are a no-kill shelter in that they do not euthanize animals except for the rare occasions when it is in the best interest of the animal to do so, usually from untreatable medical conditions. AAWL & SPCA rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes more than 2,500 dogs and cats that are abandoned or that have been surrendered by their owners. They do this primarily by rescuing them from other shelters in Maricopa County where they are likely to be euthanized due to the lack of time and resources to care for them. At any one time their shelter will hold 190 cats and 90 dogs. They also have a foster parent network of approximately 80 families who provide care and shelter in their homes for puppies and kittens that are too young to be adopted, and those animals that are recovering from medical procedures or that need socialization before adoption. All pets offered for adoption have been spayed or neutered; micro-chipped and are current on all vaccinations. Any medical treatments needed, including surgeries, are provided by our medical team and all animals are evaluated by their behavior department. AAWL & SPCA not only adopts companion animals into loving homes, they also hold a leadership position in the community in education and animal welfare issues.