Long-time shelter pets waiting in Pinal County

Posted at 7:52 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 11:22:19-04

Pinal County Animal Care and Control, Lifeline Oro Valley Animal Rescue, SAFeR Lifeline, RISE Herbal Dog Biscuits and local advocates and volunteers are working to network shelter dogs that have been waiting for a home for several months or more.

Animals in shelters can experience depression, anxiety and break-down after just a few days in shelters.

According to a media release, there are two dozen dogs who have been at the Pinal County shelter since 2015 and have been overlooked by potential adopters.

They range from pit bulls to terriers to Chihuahuas and mixed breeds that are a few months old to about six years old.

The groups teaming up have made these long-timers' adoption fees just $50.

"Our goal is to work with the community to help raise awareness for these longest residing dogs to help get them out of the facility through partnered rescue organizations and adoptions, and we are making an appeal to the people from the community and neighboring counties to come forward and help" said Jeanette Regan of Oro Valley Animal Rescue and SAFeR Lifeline.

Right now, the shelter has reached capacity with more than 250 animals. Many more animals are expected to come in this season, so it's important that the shelter makes room to avoid last-resort euthanizations.

If you're interested in adopting an animal or becoming a foster home that houses animals until they get adopted, visit the shelter at 1150 Eleven Mile Corner Rd. in Casa Grande.