KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Arizona Humane Society waives adoption fees though May 15

The Arizona Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for all pets older than 6 months due to “critical capacity issues” at the shelter, the agency said Friday.

There are currently more than 1,100 animals being cared for at the no-kill shelter. According to the Humane Society, the average cost to care for a pet it takes in is $1,300, and more than 75 animals are rescued each day. 

The Bissell Pet Foundation is sponsoring the event through May 15.

The Humane Society says more than 170 animals are currently waiting for adoption at the Nina Mason Pulliam South Mountain Campus and at PetSmart in Scottsdale at Miller and Camelback roads.

View adoptable pets at azhumane.org/adopt.

Senior digital editor Sky Schaudt joined KJZZ in 2015. Prior to working at KJZZ, Schaudt was a digital news editor at azcentral.com for nearly a decade.