The Arizona Animal Welfare League and Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (AAWL & SPCA) and HALO (Helping Animals Live On) Animal Rescue will host the "Empty the Shelter" 12-hour Adopt-a-thon Challenge from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the AAWL & SPCA shelter at 30 N. 40th Place, (just north of Washington Street and east of 40th Street). Public parking will be available on the northeast and northwest corners of 40th and Washington streets.

During the event, adoption fees for dogs will be $25, $50 for puppies, $5 for cats and $25 for kittens. All animals will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and have at least one set of vaccinations.

The 12-hour Adopt-a-thon Challenge will also feature a special holding area for adopters to bring their own pets in order to introduce them to new members of the family, a cooled outdoor area provided by Typhoon Cooling, goodie bags to the first 100 people, refreshments and a raffle.

For more information, visit or call (602) 273-6852, ext 116.

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