Animal shelters discounting prices due to overpopulation

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Prices for puppies and kittens are down this week at county animal shelters because of overpopulation.
 
The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelters are offering puppies and kittens for $37 and cats over one-year-old are free, according to Audie Greybear, spokesman for the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.
 
One of the two shelters is in Phoenix near 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. The other is in Mesa just east of the Loop 101 on Rio Salado Parkway.  The shelters take in about 100 new animals a day, Greybear said.
 
Those interested in adopting can bring family members and other pets in to see if the animals will fit in with the family.
 
The discount prices are available until July 31 and the animals come with immunizations, Greybear said.
 
For more information go to pets.maricopa.gov and see the over 480 adoptable animals available.