Ahead of the busy July 4th holiday, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is offering waived adoptions on some animals.
For the entire month of June, MCACC is offering free adoptions on dogs 40 pounds or heavier.
MCACC is also offering free adoptions on all cats and dogs 3 months old and older on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11.
Adoptions include spay/neuter services, vaccinations and County dog tags.
They're hoping to clear as many kennels as possible to make room for the inevitable influx of animals who will end up in the shelter around the 4th of July.
In addition, MCACC is offering a $5 microchip event to help get pets proper identification in the event they go missing. The event will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 10 at their Phoenix location. It is first come, first served. Free ID tags will be available there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adoption locations and hours:
- Phoenix (West Valley Animal Care Center): 2500 S. 27th Ave. (near 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road); Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Mesa (East Valley Animal Care Center): 2630 W Rio Salado Pkwy. (near Loop 101/Rio Salado Parkway); Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.