Unexpected Litter of Puppies - Free Spay/Neuter ProgramHad an unexpected litter? Furry Family Fix can help!

Pet overpopulation is a serious problem in our community, as Maricopa County ranks among the nation’s top regions for pet overpopulation.

The Arizona Humane Society has made a commitment to combat this problem and is making progress. Last year, AHS took in 31,256 animals – nearly a 19 percent decrease from the previous year – and through the first half of this year, we have seen intake drop an additional 47 percent. Yet there is more work to be done. In our continued efforts to combat pet overpopulation through increasing spay/neuter resources, AHS is introducing the Furry Family Fix program, aimed at helping families that have had litters of puppies and kittens. Under the Furry Family Fix program, AHS will waive the surrender fee for litters of puppies and kittens, while offering the pet owner a free spay/neuter voucher, through our Circle of Friends, for the litter’s mom and/or dad that can be used at one of our public clinics. Furry Family Fix not only helps families who find themselves with an unintended litter of puppies or kittens, but also combats Maricopa County’s severe pet overpopulation crisis by reducing the number of future litters. Individuals wishing to participate in the Furry Family Fix program must be the owner of the puppies/kittens as well as the litter’s mom and/or dad. Puppies/kittens must be at least 8 weeks of age but cannot exceed 6 months of age to qualify for the program, and should be in good health. For more information on Furry Family Fix, call AHS Pet Resource Center at 602.997.7585 ext. 3800. Learn more about the benefits of spay/neuter
September 10, 2015