The Animal Foundation is in desperate need of the valley's help.
The shelter said its adoption centers and lost and found areas are full.
To assist with these capacity challenges, the foundation is asking people looking to turn in a found animal or surrender ownership of their personal animal postpone doing so until this weekend, when the shelter is expecting to have more space.
The Animal Foundation encourages residents who find stray pets to try to contact their owners using these four tips:
- Report all found animals to Animal Control (legally required per jurisdiction ordinances).
- If a pet is wearing visible identification, contact the phone numbers listed.
- Take the pet to your veterinary hospital to have it scanned for a microchip. If a registered chip is found, the microchip company can help you contact the owner.
- Hang posters in the area where the pet was found, post found pet descriptions on sites like Craigslist, and share found pet information with The Animal Foundation's Lost & Found coordinator (email@example.com).
The Animal Foundation is extending its Dog and Cat Days of Summer adoption special through Aug. 31. The special offers adopters savings of up to 85 percent on almost all adoptable dogs and cats, including:
- $40 adoption fees for all Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes (all ages)
- 50 percent off adoption fees for other dog breeds (6 months and older)
- $15 adoption fees for all cats and kittens (all ages)
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