MCACC kicks off "Massive Paws" adoption special

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Animal Care & Control has kicked off a new campaign to help find homes for several Valley cats and dogs.

On Wednesday, MCACC started the “2012 Massive Paws” adoption special. The program, which runs until September 9, includes adoption fees of just $17 for all adoptable dogs and puppies. Cats and kittens are free to adopt.

The adoption price includes having the animal spayed or neutered, age-appropriate vaccinations, and dog licenses for dogs over the age of 3 months.

Microchips, heartworm tests, and FELV tests are also available for an additional fee.

The MCACC could really use the public’s help following a busy Labor Day Weekend. On Tuesday, MCACC received 155 new animals, which is 50 animals above their average daily intake for September.

Among those animals up for adoption are a group of puppies who were recently rescued after being thrown from a tow truck.

“Now that kids have returned to school wouldn’t it be nice to bring someone special into your home,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Max Wilson.

Animals are available for adoption seven days a week at the MCACC’s two adoption centers. “Under One Woof” is located at the Metrocenter Mall, while the Petsmart Charities Adoption Center is located inside the Scottsdale PetSmart on 4380 North Miller Road.

Animals can also be adopted six days a week at the MCACC’s two full service shelters. The west Valley shelter is at 2500 South 27th Avenue in Phoenix, while the east Valley shelter can be found at 2630 West 8th Street in Mesa.

For more information visit Pets.Maricopa.gov, or call 602-506-PETS. You can also follow the MCACC on Twitter at @MCACCaz1 and @NoLostPetsMC, and follow them on Facebook.