The Animal Defense League of Arizona is a statewide animal protection organization that has worked for two decades on behalf of companion animals, wildlife, animals in laboratories, animals in entertainment, and farm animals.
We are grateful that Arizona State Senator Steve Farley is safe after his close call in an I-10 pile-up that killed 3 people and injured 12. This was the latest of numerous deadly chain collisions caused by dust storms in Pinal County.
A federal court hearing was held on Sept. 9th in response to a request by Russell Files that his case be removed from Maricopa County Superior Court to Arizona Federal District Court. The Removal was granted, so the state felony charges will be tried in federal court. Files’ trial was originally set to begin next week, but has been continued to Dec. 10th, in Arizona Federal District Court.
Federal Continued Hearing Latest Twist in Bizarre Animal Cruelty Case Pending Against USDA Wildlife Services Employee
Updated: September 6th
Alicia Russell is a 3rd grade teacher at Starlight Elementary School. Alicia (a Tucson Native) began working at the West Phoenix, Cartwright school district back in 2004. She was moved by the number of animals that appeared to be suffering due to a lack of education and resources in the community. She went home many days in tears wishing she could help these poor animals. Alicia, fellow teachers and students have been able to rescue some of the animals off the street and find them homes or get them to shelter, but she felt she had to do more.
JOIN ADLA FOR DISCUSSION ON FIX ADOPT SAVE AND TNR PROGRAM
Please join ADLA President Stephanie Nichols-Young and TNR Coordinator Karen Anderson. They will make a presentation at the Mesa Regional Cat Management Meeting to educate members and the Mesa community on the Fix Adopt Save Program, the benefits of TNR, and how we can all make a difference.
What do I do about the kittens?
The case against Wildlife Services employee Russell Files has been set for trial on July 24, 2013, at the Maricopa County Superior Court. Files has been charged with felony animal cruelty that was designated as a violent crime for allegedly baiting and trapping his neighbor’s dog Zoey, who was severely injured.