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About Our Organization

The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) is the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona.

AAWL & SPCA rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes more than 3,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that are abused, abandoned or that have been surrendered by their owners. We do this primarily by rescuing them from other shelters in Maricopa County where they are likely to be euthanized due to the lack of time and resources to care for them. At any one time our shelter will hold 190 cats and 90 dogs. We also have a foster parent network of approximately 80 families who provide care and shelter in their homes for puppies and kittens that are too young to be adopted, and those animals that are recovering from medical procedures or that need socialization before adoption.

All pets offered for adoption have been spayed or neutered; micro-chipped and are current on all vaccinations. Any medical treatments needed, including surgeries, are provided by our medical team and all animals are evaluated by our behavior department.

AAWL & SPCA not only adopts companion animals into loving homes. We also hold a leadership position in the community in education and animal welfare issues. Please review our Education and Training Section to learn about all of our programs.

The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA relies entirely on private donations to fund all of its no-kill programs, operate a low-cost clinic and care for thousands of animals every year. We receive no tax dollars and are not affiliated with any other SPCA. Your donation to Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA stays in the community to help animals in need.

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