Many local rescues decries county and state transportation of pets to other states. PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) – The third-largest county in the state, Phoenix (AZ) has shipped over 4,000 animals to shelters across the country over the last two and a half years, angering animal rescues that say the process has depleted their pet supply. Here is how it works:
How Animal Adoption Works
Animals are first brought to the shelter by their owner. Once the animals have been assessed by the veterinarian and can be treated safely at home, they are released back into the community. This is done in conjunction with the local humane society, which helps animals adjust to their new surroundings before they are given to owners. The shelter then pays a fee for transporting the animals.
Pets that need immediate medical care are also transported. In the Phoenix area, the Humane Society also transports sick or injured pets for free.
When the animals are received at their destination, they are usually placed in cages along with other pets in the same shelter. The cages may be as small as one square foot and sometimes as large as an entire house. The cages are covered with newspaper and are locked.
Animal Care Transportation
Most local animal shelters offer transportation services through an agency called Pet Care International. Pet Care International is licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture to transport animals. The animals are generally not exposed to weather, sun, dirt, or predators while being shipped.
When the animals arrive at their destination, they are fed, checked for injuries and illness, and cleaned up. The animal handlers will then feed the animals a healthy menu. The animals will usually be taken for a walk or play a few times and then returned to the cage. Once they are home, their owners will give them some basic care to ensure their well-being.
Adoption and Shelter Income
Many animal shelters in the Phoenix area to encourage their owners to adopt more animals so that the shelter will have a steady source of income. The shelters also provide a wide range of services such as spaying and neutering, microchips, vaccinations, heartworm testing and de-worming, flea and tick control, and microbiotic treatment.
There are many animal shelters throughout the country and most of the Phoenix shelters have websites where you can read about the work they do and contact them for more information. When you adopt a dog from Phoenix animal rescue, the shelter will work hard to match you with a responsible, loving, responsible pet for your home. There are many benefits to adopting a dog from Phoenix, but also a lot of responsibility. You should carefully consider the potential cost involved in taking a dog from a shelter before making the commitment to spend time caring for them.
Choosing Local Rescue
When it comes to choosing a local rescue, it’s important to think carefully about the type of dog you would like to adopt. There are different breeds and different temperaments of dogs to consider. It’s important to make sure that you consider all your options before making a final decision. Although many rescue programs and shelters are designed for particular breeds and temperaments, there are some pet rescue groups that accept any dog.
Before you decide to adopt from a local pet rescue, you should be sure to research all of your options and ask questions. Make sure that the rescue group or shelter will work with you to ensure that your pet receives proper medical care and attention if needed.
Some local rescues are dedicated to a particular breed or a specific temperament. If your family is interested in adopting a pitbull, for instance, then you should be aware that there is only one rescue group that accepts Pit Bulls in Arizona. If you are looking for a German shepherd, there is only one shelter that welcomes German Shepherds. Make sure you are aware of the availability of the type of dogs available before making a final decision.
You should also ask local rescues about their euthanasia policy and whether or not they have any plans to euthanize any animals that are no longer wanted. If the shelter you choose does not allow adoption of animals that are not wanted, make sure that you find another shelter or rescue organization in your area that does.