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.
Thanks to all of ADLA's staff, volunteers, and supporters for making 2013 such a successful year! Be sure to check out Squeaky's video on ADLA's YouTube Channel!
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.