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Valley animal shelters issue 'Code Red' alert amid overcrowding

Posted: 6:49 AM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 17:05:52Z

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control has issued a "Code Red Alert," meaning they are over-crowded and at capacity, at both their East and West locations. 

Currently, their West Valley location is housing more than 500 dogs and normal capacity is around 400. Their East Valley location is housing more than 350 dogs with normal capacity around 300. 

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is encouraging people to adopt one of their shelter dogs to help control the shelter population. 

PHOTOS: See 20 pets up for adoption right now in the Valley

Normal pricing for dog adoptions: 

  • Six months of age and younger: $300
  • Seven months of age and older and more than 20 pounds: $50-$150
  • Seven months of age and older and less than 20 pounds: $75 - $200
  • Shelter Super Heroes: Up to $300

To view an entire list of digs currently at the Maricopa Animal Care and Control Shelter, click here

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control sees around 40,000 animals at both their shelters annually.