Tempe animal rescue closing its doors for good, looking to place 40 pets in forever homes

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-18 11:13:29-04

A Valley animal shelter is shutting its doors despite still housing dozens of dogs and cats in need of their forever homes.

Ohana Animal Rescue, located near Rio Salado Parkway and McClintock Drive, is closing for good on June 30. According to a Facebook post, the shelter has been "running red" for quite a while and can no longer keep operations going.

"The doors are shut. They have nowhere to go. No one is working on their behalf," volunteer Lidia Manov said.

However, they still have 40 cats and dogs — several of which have special needs.

The rescue is hoping a foster or rescue group will step forward before they have to vacate the property.

"The struggle is real, the struggle is real," Manov said.

To make matters worse, two of the four air conditioning units in the building are broken. With the upcoming heat wave, shelter employees and volunteers are concerned the remaining units may break down too.

On Saturday, the group is hosting a special adoption event from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for anyone who is interested in rescuing a pet.


301 S McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Adoption center & thrift shop hours
Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.