PHOENIX - Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is overcrowded and, to encourage adoption, shelters are dropping adoption rates for the rest of this week .
Staff say there was a record high intake over the Labor Day holiday.
Audie Greybear, with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, said they currently have 1,231 animals at both their east and west valley shelters. Greybear said they received nearly 450 animals over the Labor Day holiday.
Among the animals up for adoption are four pitbull mix puppies.
On Saturday, they were dropped off on the side of a road in Phoenix by people in a tow truck. A witness called an officer who was able to save them. Unfortunately, the pups' mother was hit by a car.
The shelter is holding a special event called "2012 Massive Paws" through Sunday. Dogs and puppies are $17 to adopt. Cats and kittens are free. This includes spaying/neutering, licensing, and necessary vaccinations.
For more information, call 602-506-7387 or visit the shelter's website .
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