Protest to save shelter animals

Animal advocates want change at County shelters

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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Animal advocates want to see Maricopa County Animal Care and Control become a no-kill shelter.

The campaign is to call attention to the 8,000 animals killed at the shelter just last year. Advocates believe that number is unacceptable.

“We are hoping that the Board of Supervisors will really understand that the public wants to see Animal Control do a lot better. We save 73 percent right now; that is a C grade. We want to be at 90 percent or better, which is considered a no-kill shelter,” said Lynda Logan.

The protest was part of a national protest which also happened in New York, Chicago, Indianapolis, Miami, and San Antonio. Advocates held signs that read “honk for no kill” and “stop the abuse." They also had trash bags with animals' photos on them to represent animals that have been euthanized.

“We love that there are so many pet lovers in our community. What’s going on isn’t an Animal Control problem; it’s a community problem. We would love for the people here at the protest to get involved and come to the shelter and volunteer. If you want to see change, you have to be change,” said Melissa Gable spokesperson for Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

Another protest will be held Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control's east campus, located at 2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa.

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