Background information

About the Animal Defense League of Arizona

The Animal Defense League of Arizona is a statewide animal protection organization that has worked for over 25 years on behalf of companion animals, wildlife, animals in laboratories, animals in entertainment, and farm animals.

Hauspanther Open House Benefit for ADLA/Spay Neuter Hotline

December 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for a special open house benefitting the Animal Defense League of Arizona and its Spay Neuter Hotline on Friday, December 5! Hauspanther studio will be open for the Downtown Phoenix First Friday Artwalk from 6 to 10 pm. Do some holiday shopping for all the cats and cat lovers on your list and support a great cause!

When: December 5 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where: Bragg's Pie Factory, 1301 W Grand Ave, Phoenix AZ 85007

Report Released on Dog Deaths at Gilbert Kennel

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office released their report today on the tragic deaths ofPhoto: Maricopa County  Sheriff's Office over 20 dogs at the Green Acre Kennel last June. You can read it online here. The report is almost 2,000 pages long so if you have trouble loading it, we have posted it in two parts.

ADLA Volunteers Hit Home Run in August!

Tempe Spay Neuter Clinic 8-10-2014

75 cats fixed at Spay Neuter Hotline's, TNR clinic in Tempe and 16 taken to North Phoenix to be fixed. Thanks to Gayle & Evelyn for the beautiful trap covers, Thanks to Sherry and Lily for all your help with check in, post op and recovery and thanks to Wayne, Garrett and Emily for staying up to trap 37 cats and bring them in for surgery. Thanks to EVERYONE for all you do for outdoor cats in our community.

Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Cruelty Charges against Former Wildlife Services Employee

A Federal Court judge has denied former Wildlife Services employee Russell Zoey after recovery (photo: Britan Hartt)Files’ motion to dismiss felony animal cruelty charges.   The motion was based on what the Court described as a “seldom-litigated principle of federal constitutional law- federal Supremacy Clause immunity- to bar the State of Arizona from prosecuting him for animal cruelty.” 

New AZ Law Requires Injury Reporting at Tucson Dog Track!

Governor Brewer signed the law requiring full public reporting of greyhound injuries Jett (photo: Karyn Zoldan)and deaths at Tucson Greyhound Park! Thanks to Representatives Ethan Orr & John Kavanagh, GREY2K USA, The Humane Society of the United States - Arizona, Animal Defense League of Arizona, Humane Voters of AZ, Susan Via, Jamie Massey, Joe Romack, Nancy Young Wright, Caryn Wood, Karyn Zoldan, Sylvia Arena, and all the advocates who contacted legislators!

Damaging Animal Cruelty Bill is Dead!

We are ecstatic to report that the Arizona legislative session adjourned early today without passing the bill that would have severely damaged our animal cruelty law! Arnold (photo: Nancy Nenad)#1267/HB2587, was proposed by the agriculture industry, and as introduced would have prevented law enforcement from investigating animal cruelty and criminalized those who expose animal abuse.

Happy New Year from ADLA!

Squeaky and Mac

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!


Squeaky the Door Opening Cat!

Check out Squeaky's video on the ADLA YouTube Channel!