Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) sees a spike of almost double and even triple the normal animal intake amounts entering the months of May and June that last throughout the summer. On average, AHS takes in 121 new arrivals each day. Additionally, AHS is an open intake facility, which means they accept every pet regardless of breed, age or medical condition. Maricopa County is only second to Los Angeles County in pet overpopulation. In 2011, nearly 100,000 animals entered AHS and other Valley shelters. This increase creates a demand for ongoing medical and rehabilitative care and food and shelter expenses until foster homes or forever homes can be found. The Phoenix Personal Injury, Criminal and Bankruptcy law offices of Lerner and Rowe will be visiting the Arizona Humane Society on June 1, 2012 to donate approximately 900 bags of dog treats to help support the Arizona Humane Society during this season of higher need.
“The Arizona Humane Society does not receive any federal or state funding. It is important for those of us that can, to support any community organization that serves those in need, including the four-legged kind,” said Kevin Rowe, Founding Partner of Lerner and Rowe Personal Injuries and Lerner and Rowe Law Group. “We are proud to have employees that actively support the AHS on their own time and to be able to offer this donation of dog treats.”
People interested in adding a new pet to their home are encouraged to adopt from a local shelter. The Arizona Humane Society has two main adoption facilities and two additional locations at retails sites.
Adoption location addresses, include:
Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion
1521 West Dobbins Road
Phoenix, AZ 85041
9226 North 13th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Petique at Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 East Camelback Road, Suite 167
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Petopia at Desert Sky Mall
7611 West Thomas Road, Suite F008
Phoenix, AZ 85033
“We see a variety of cases - but cats and kittens account for a very large portion of intake during these months,” stated Ashliegh Goebel, AHS Media Specialist. “To help alleviate the overcrowding of pets in our shelters, we’ve created a special campaign called: Leave No Feline Behind. Cat and kitten adoption fees are waived through the end September in exchange for a monetary donation of any amount.”
People who are not able to adopt, but who would like to still help in some way may visit azhumane.org for a wish list of items the shelter is currently seeking. Donations may be made online at azhumane.org and by simply clicking the “donate” tab. AHS has proudly stated that 86 cents of every dollar goes directly to care for over 46,000 homeless animals that enter their doors each year.
Owners that have lost their four-legged family member are advised to contact the AHS’s alternative placement department where shelter employees are charged with returning lost pets with their owners. Pet owners are also encouraged to post missing posters in their neighborhoods and also at all of their facilities.
About Arizona Humane Society
Founded in 1957, the Arizona Humane Society is the state’s largest, nonprofit animal-welfare and protection agency. The mission of AHS is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. Follow AHS on twitter, become a fan on facebook, sign-up for the AHS eTails email newsletter, watch adoptable pet videos on YouTube by visiting azhumane.org.
To learn more about the AZH Leave No Feline Behind: One By One Until There are None adoption campaign, visit azhumane.org/feline/.
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