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Arizona PBS & 3TV: Pet Housing Crisis AZ Task Force
- The COVID-19 pandemic is putting thousands of pets in Arizona at risk of being surrendered to animal shelters by the families who love them, but may be forced to choose between finding a place to live and keeping their pets. It is estimated that between 22% and 39% of renters will be affected, along with an estimated 5,000 pets each month over a four-month period once the eviction moratorium lifts at the end of December.
- In our commitment of keeping pets and people together, Arizona’s leading animal welfare organizations have partnered to establish the Pet Housing Help AZ Task Force with a goal of collectively offering community-wide solutions for pet owners in need.
- The task force efforts include expanding internal foster care programs, enhancing surrender and crisis prevention programs, increasing partnerships with human and health service agencies, and developing and launching www.pethousinghelpaz.org, a community-wide website featuring resources and a network that connects people in need of help directly with other Valley residents to rehome or find temporary housing for their pets.
- As the housing situation evolves, we will continue to provide updates as they become available at www.pethousinghelpaz.org.