The Arizona Pet Project Receives Rachael Ray Save Them All Grant to Offer Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program

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We have some exciting news!


The Arizona Pet Project is thrilled to be a recipient of a Rachel Ray Save Them All grant from national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society.


What does this mean?

This life-saving grant helps us conduct our spay and neuter program. Our mission is to reduce the number of companion animals entering our shelter system.   Free spay and neuter surgeries are provided to pets and their families through mobile clinics in target Phoenix zip codes.

2 spay and neuter surgeries performed directly reduces euthanasia of one dog or cat.

Dog and boy at spay and neuter clinic

The Arizona Pet Project also supports animal welfare organizations that assist low-income pet owners. We do so by providing free surgeries to their furry clients.  A network of high-volume spay and neuter clinics delivers these services.

“This grant means that we can continue providing low-cost and free spay and neuter services to the community which has contributed to an 82% reduction in pet euthanasia valley-wide over the last 13 years,” said Executive Director Leanna Taylor. “Our goal is to perform 4,500 spay/neuter operations over the next 12 months. We appreciate the support to ensure pet owners have access to these critical services.”

Cat and Owner at Spay and Neuter Clinic

The Arizona Pet Project is an active partner in the Best Friends Network. This network offers help and support to animal rescue groups and shelters that save lives in their communities.


About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. They have adoption centers and spay and neuter facilities in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. In addition, they offer lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,600 rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.


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