Pet Euthanasia Rates Decrease by 87% in Maricopa County

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As a member of The Alliance for Companion Animals, and partner in Fix Adopt Save (FAS), ADLA is pleased to share the impact that has been made in Maricopa County through the collaborative efforts of our partners. Pet homelessness and euthanasia rates in the Valley were at an all-time high prior to 2012. But thanks to seven years of the FAS initiative, our groups have decreased euthanasia by 87% while reducing total intake of animals at shelters by 44%. This effectively saved nearly 33,000 animals.


At the FAS press conference on September 18th, ADLA President Stephanie Nichols-Young discussed ADLA’s role in the initiative thanks to its Spay Neuter Hotline which provides Trap Neuter Return services. As she stated, “We’re seeing more awareness and acceptance of trap, neuter, return as a way to reduce the number of cats living on the street.” You can watch her presentation here.

FAS is funded by Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and PetSmart Charities. Additional thanks to all our partner groups and veterinary and community partners whose work help make these results possible.