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Arizona Animal Welfare League locking doors on Tuesday to keep pets cool

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jun 15, 2017

The Arizona Animal Welfare League is locking its doors next Tuesday when temperatures climb to 120 degrees.

AAWL announced on Thursday that on June 20 they’ll be closing the shelter to the public so that volunteers and employees can focus on keeping animals cool during the extreme weather.

In an attempt to get more animals into their forever homes, they’ll also be hosting a special adoption event on Saturday and Sunday.

Adoption fees for dogs who are over 1 year old will be equivalent to the temperature outside. Cats will be free all weekend long.

This is only the second time in the shelter’s 46-year history that it has been closed to public visitors due to the heat.

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