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Animal Surrender Information

If you have adopted an animal form us and need to return him/her, please email us at as much information as possible about your situation. We make every effort to take back our previously adopted pets as possible. You may also call us at (602) 971-9222.

Almost all of the animals we bring in to our care are the ones that are in most danger of death; those already within the shelter system. Each week, in Maricopa County alone, approximately 1,000 dogs and cats are put to death, and most are adoptable animals that just need a place to call home.

Many agencies, including HALO, will post photos and write-ups of the animals in your care that need a new home. If you are willing to have your animal spayed or neutered, we will post it on our website for you. You can receive low-cost help for spaying and neutering by calling the Spay Neuter Hotline at (602) 265-SPAY.

If you have found a stray dog or tame stray cat** please post the animal's information and photo on and search their listing of lost pets. You should also have the animal scanned for a microchip, which can be done at any shelter, veterinary hospital or emergency room. If you cannot keep the animal, please contact Maricopa County Animal Care and Control at 602-506-7387.

**If you have found a feral (wild) stray cat, please contact the Spay Neuter Hotline at (602) 265-SPAY or for information on TNR, Trap-Neuter-Return, the only humane method of population control for feral cats.