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APRIL 30, 2014

Pet care relief fund at work

AGN Rescue Ranch and Sanctuary
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animal guardian networkAnimal Guardian Network (AGN) was approached by a fellow rescue organization to provide assistance for an emaciated 6-month-old American Bulldog that had been injured. They always ask some key questions to determine if a case qualifies for our assistance. In this particular case they determined that Barnabas was not in a safe or responsible environment therefore his guardian would not qualify for assistance.

Barnabas was living on the end of a rope tied to a tree. A family member tried to take Barnabas in but his dogs played too rough with Barnabas, causing soft tissue damage to his leg. With limited resources, he was unable to care for Barnabas.

This is when AGN stepped up to end the suffering. The guardian agreed to surrender Barnabas to AGN, who quickly got him medical attention. AGN volunteer Bobbie and her husband Lucky quickly fell in love with Barnabas, changing his life forever by adopting him. AGN is thankful to have the resources to have given Barnabas this lifeline.

Consider making a donation to help other animals that need their help.

Animal Guardian Network depends on the generosity of people like you!  Please help them any way you can!  Every dollar and every item are much appreciated and serve those in need.

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Evangers Chicken & Rice Canned Dog Food
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APRIL 30, 2014

FREE PETS for qualified homes in Maricopa County during America’s biggest free pet adoption event

11 groups in 25 locations across the Valley participating May 31-June 1
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maddies pet adoption WHAT:  Residents across the Valley can adopt a dog or cat completely free of charge the weekend of May 31 and June 1. Eleven animal welfare groups with more than 25 locations, all of which are a part of the Fix. Adopt. Save. campaign, will participate in Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days, the largest pet adoption event in the nation. These 11 groups will strive to reach their goal of adopting out 1,500 total pets over this weekend.

fix adopt save logoMaricopa County is part of a nationwide adoption event involving 200 animal shelters and rescue groups in 14 communities across the United States. Maddie’s Fund, the foundation behind Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days, has earmarked $10 million as a way to give back to the participating organizations, donating up to $2,000 per adopted dog or cat. Eight percent of the Maddie’s Adoption Days subsidies will be donated to the Fix. Adopt .Save. campaign. The goal of the event is to find loving homes for 10,000 homeless dogs and cats throughout the U.S. in one weekend by waiving all adoption fees for the public.

WHO:  A Miniature Schnauzer named Maddie inspired a $300 million legacy dedicated to giving every dog and cat in the United States what she had: a loving home. Maddie was a family member of David Duffield, founder of Workday and PeopleSoft, and his wife, Cheryl. For the last four years, Maddie’s Fund has sponsored Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days to honor her memory.
Arizona Animal Welfare League, HALO Animal Rescue, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, the Arizona Humane Society and seven rescue groups in the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition are participating in Maddie’s Adoption Days and are all a part of the Fix. Adopt. Save. campaign to end pet homelessness in Maricopa County. To find out where to adopt the weekend of May 31 – June 1, visit

WHERE:  25 locations across the Valley will participate in Maddie’s Adoption Days. Visit to find out which shelters are participating.

WHEN:   May 31 and June 1
Hours vary per location. Visit for details on the participating locations and their hours.