Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, with shelters in Phoenix and Mesa, serves the dogs, cats and residents of Maricopa County. As one of the largest open managed- admission shelters in the nation, the two shelters take in nearly 30,000 dogs and cats every year. As the state’s most populous county with more than 4.3 million residents, we serve an area of 9,224 square miles, larger than several states combined. Our mission is “working together to serve the animals and people of Maricopa County.”
Although we are a government agency, only 4.2 percent of our operating budget comes from public dollars. The remaining funds must be made up through licensing, adoptions fees, fines, grants and donations.
The funds raised in this Challenge will help support all our programs, homeless dogs and cats, and the people who care for them. We will share our stories with you during this Challenge month.
Your support is crucial to us and we're thankful for the opportunity to let you know all about us through the Fund the Shelters Challenge.