Valley shelter offering FREE dog adoptions because of overcrowding

Posted at 3:17 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-28 15:44:25-04

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control says their Valley shelters have exceeded capacity, and they’re desperately looking for families to adopt out their dogs. 

MCACC says their need for people to adopt animals is so dire, that they’re offering FREE adoptions on all dogs over seven months old.  

PHOTOS: 25 pets up for adoption now in the Valley

According to a Facebook post from MCACC, many dogs are having to share kennels with at least one or two other dogs at the shelter because they’re out of space. 

Trudy Kalember stopped by the shelter - enticed by the incentive of getting a "free dog." "I'm the type of person that would take every dog home that I could have," said Kalember. 

"Even though I can't adopt I can show my support. Three to four times a week I bring them very special treats. So, if I make a pot roast, barbeque, steak, not regular hotdogs but beef hotdogs, I always bring all my seniors all my good treats," said Cathy Ryan who stopped by the shelter Friday afternoon.

"Our staff is working around the clock. It takes a lot of work to clean, to help socialize, to help feed, and we just can't do it anymore," said MCACC spokesman Jose Santiago. 

"If you have room in your heart, if you have room in your home please come and adopt. Any of our adult dogs will go home for free. This includes vaccination, spays and neutering, and a license."

No timetable for when the free offer will end has been given.  

To see the latest MCACC dogs available for adoption, CLICK HERE.