Pets for Life grant

Executive Director - Tina Lopez, of Friends with a community member at a Pets for Life event on Sept. 28, 2012.

Friends of Animal Care & Control (Friends) of Maricopa County has been awarded the Pets for Life Mentorship and Training Program Grant sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities. Friends won one of five full grants awarded out of over 50 that applied nationwide to provide education and training for pet owners in an effort to reduce pet homelessness in Maricopa County.

Approximately 100,000 animals arrived at shelter doors as owner surrenders or strays last year in Maricopa County. This is the second highest shelter intake in the country, second to L.A. County.

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