Update:Spay Neuter Bill Passes AZ House!

Submitted by Karen Michael on 02/22/2017 - 7:53am

We are pleased to report that the bill (HB 2523) to raise funding for spay neuter passed the Arizona House by a vote of 42-11-2! Thanks to everyone for contacting their representatives on this bill!

To see how your representatives voted click here. If they voted Yes, please thank them. HB 2523 will be transferred to the state senate. As the bill progresses we will provide updates on how you can help. 

Call NOW on Bill to Raise Funds for Spay Neuter!

Submitted by Karen Michael on 02/22/2017 - 7:37am
We need your help today to pass a bill in the AZ Legislature that would raise funds for spay neuter services statewide. HB 2523, sponsored by Rep. Drew John, would raise much-needed funding for spay neuter services through voluntary tax check offs. We just learned that the full AZ House of Representatives may vote on HB 2523 today. 
Please contact your two state representatives now and ask them to vote YES on HB 2523! (read more)

Help Stop Attacks on Animal Protection Initiatives!

Submitted by Karen Michael on 02/20/2017 - 9:06am
Help Stop Attack on Citizen Initiative Rights!
We need your help to stop a slew of bills in the Arizona Legislature that are aimed at dismantling our state’s public initiative and referendum process.
These measures, if passed, would devastate citizen initiative campaigns. One measure (HCR 2002) could even enable the Legislature to overturn animal protection laws already passed by voters. (read more)

Governor Joins ADLA in Support of Bill Aimed to End Hot Car Deaths

Submitted by Karen Michael on 01/13/2017 - 6:37pm
Legislation Introduced to Protect Good Samaritans from Civil Liability, Raise Awareness of Dangers of Hot Cars
In his recent State of the State Address, Gov. Doug Ducey joined Arizona’s leading animal-welfare organizations and pledged his support of SB 1001, a bill that aims to end hot-car deaths and allows Good Samaritans to take action without risk of civil liability if they rescue a child or a pet from a hot car.
“All it takes is a Good Samaritan to save a life, to be on the lookout, see Photo: Animal Legal Defense Fundmovement, take action, and stop another death,” Governor Ducey said during his State of the State address. “The last thing we’d want is any Arizonan worried about breaking into that car to save a life. Send me a bill protecting the Good Samaritans who save the lives of children and pets — and I’ll sign it.”
SB 1001 is sponsored by Senator John Kavanaugh, a longtime animal-welfare advocate who drafted the legislation with the support of the Humane Legislative Coalition of Arizona – a group that includes the Animal Defense League of Arizona, the Arizona Humane Society, Humane Society of Southern Arizona and Humane Voters of Arizona. The Humane Society of the United States and local advocates, like Don’t Leave Me.org, are also in support of the legislation.
“Every year, local police and our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ respond to dozens of calls of children and pets left in hot cars,” said Dr. Steven Hansen, CEO of the Arizona Humane Society. “This law allows us to be able to direct the caller to take action, immediately, without exposing the Good Samaritan to liability for breaking a window and potentially saving a life.”
ADLA and its partners hope SB 1001 raises awareness of the dangers of leaving children and pets in the car, even during seemingly comfortable, double-digit weather.
Governor Ducey had been a vocal supporter of Arizona’s animal population and, in fact, used the very first veto of his administration to block legislation that would have severely weakened anti-cruelty laws for farm animals including horses. 
(Photo courtesy of Animal Legal Defense Fund)
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Save Twice as Many Animals!

Submitted by Karen Michael on 12/17/2016 - 10:02am

This Holiday Season you can help ADLA save twice as many animals! All gifts (up to $10,00) will be matched by  a group of anonymous donors!

When you donate to ADLA you can be assured that over 90% of each dollar you donate goes directly to program services

Learn more about the successes you made possible in 2016 here

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Update on Phoenix Hoarding Ordinance

Submitted by Karen Michael on 11/16/2016 - 9:48am

Join us at ADLA's first Webinar on November 30th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. 

ADLA President/Attorney Stephanie Nichols-Young will provide an overview of the new animal hoarding ordinance passed by Phoenix City Council on 10-19-16. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Webinar Information and Instructions

What: Update on Phoenix Animal Hoarding Ordinance
When: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM US Mountain Standard Time 
Please join ADLA's meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States +1 (408) 650-3123 
Access Code: 159-563-661 
First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready
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Poll Reveals Arizonans Oppose Captive Dolphin Swim Programs

Submitted by Karen Michael on 11/01/2016 - 10:14am

PHOENIX—(November 1, 2016) A statewide poll released today by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the Animal Defense League of Arizona (ADLA), revealed that more Arizonans oppose than support the practice of keeping dolphins in captivity for interactive programs and entertainment. The release follows the October 15 opening of Dolphinaris, near Scottsdale, Arizona, and is the first public opinion poll to specifically gauge attitudes about keeping dolphins in captivity in Arizona. (read more here)

Join ADLA at Dine for Dolphins on Oct 11th!

Submitted by Karen Michael on 09/21/2016 - 11:53am

Please join us at Dine for Dolphins, an ADLA benefit for Arizona's Dolphin Campaign! Thanks to Grimaldi's who is generously hosting the event which includes dinner, live music, and a silent auction. Space is limited so purchase your tickets now!

LIMITED TIME: Get $10 off tickets! Use Code DFD10 (case sensitive)

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Say NO to Captive Dolphins in Arizona!

Submitted by Karen Michael on 04/23/2016 - 6:18pm

ADLA and other groups are working on a campaign opposing Dolphinaris, a swim-with-dolphins enclosure under development in Scottsdale. The facility will house eight or more dolphins and is set to open in July. As opposed to their natural wide-range ocean habitat, these intelligent, social marine mammals will be forced to live out their lives in chlorinated concrete tanks in the desert. Dolphinaris has demonstrated a lack of transparency by secretly building a captive dolphin enclosure with no opportunity for public input, despite growing public opposition to confinement of dolphins for entertainment. Please add your name to this petition and share. We will keep you updated on this important campaign and how you can help. 

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Diverse Coalition Opposes Latest Legislative Power Grab

Submitted by Karen Michael on 03/24/2016 - 12:00pm

Animal Defense League and other groups spoke out in opposition to bills that attack our citizens' initiative process. 

March 23, 2016

PHOENIX – Today a coalition of diverse organizations, including Arizona Advocacy Network, Sierra Club, Humane Society of the United States, Arizona Education Association, Animal Defense League of Arizona, League of Women Voters Arizona, Humane Voters of Arizona, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, AZ Alliance for Retired Americans, Arizona AFL-CIO, Arizona Education Association – Retired, AFSCME, and SEI Arizona, called on the Arizona Legislature to oppose two bills that would eviscerate the voter protection provisions of the Arizona Constitution.  Read more

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