Public Support Needed for Homeless Pet Crisis

MCACC is already at critical capacity at our West Animal Care Center, and is requesting help from the community to adopt or become a foster now so that space can be created for upcoming July intakes, which is estimated to be in the hundreds.

Saint (A4589837): 12-Year old neutered black and tan male German Shepherd mix, loves people and walks

Adoption Fees Waived

To help encourage those families who are thinking about adopting a pet we’re hosting a special event to waive adoption fees. From June 26–30, the Bissell Pet Foundation will be sponsoring adoptions at both shelters. This means that all costs are waived for the adoption of pets with the exception of puppies, kittens and shelter superheroes. Families can view adoptable pets online and make an appointment to adopt at

Precious (A4579057): 4 Year old male brown tabby mix, likes donuts, dogs and adult people

Lost Pets

If a pet is lost, we encourage people to visit our lost pet web page where they can post the last known location of the pet to help aid in a joyful reunification. The posting will remain active on the map for a period of five days. Lost pets can become available to the public for adoption after 72 hours, so it is important to act quickly.

Leah (A3870186): 7.5-Year old spayed female tan and white harrier mix, loves laps, Purina one, adult people

Found Pets

If a pet is found with a Maricopa County license, please call 602–506-PETS to aid in the pet’s safe reunification. Pets can also be scanned for a microchip at a veterinarian’s office or shelter. With the volume of pets in County shelters at a critical level, MCACC will ask finders of stray dogs to house them for up to five days while the intake request is processed. This time may vary due to the current available capacity at the shelter.

Molly (A4582895): 1-Year old spayed female, likes treats, freedom and adult people

Pet Surrenders

Anyone considering surrendering a pet is asked to wait until mid-July or later to help manage the influx of animals into MCACC. This is an important step to help prevent overcrowding and decrease euthanasia.

For the past several years, MCACC has been able to maintain a live release rate of 95% or higher through innovation, programming, and partnerships. To learn more about MCACC, to adopt, foster, volunteer, or donate, please visit



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