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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.

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NYPD Pizza Dough-Raiser for ADLA

February 25, 2015 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Come by NYPD Pizza on Camelback on Feb. 25th - enjoy some 'spaygetti' and help animals! You will need to bring this flyer (download and print here). Please share with friends!  

Jury Returns Not Guilty Verdict in Russell Files Case

ADLA is sorry to report that the jury in the Russell Files trial came back with a 'not guilty' verdict last night. Many animal advocates have asked how a jury could find Russell Files not guilty. As known, Files, an ex-Wildlife Services employee,Zoey trapped his neighbor’s dog Zoey, who was seriously injured. The baited trap was placed in Files unfenced front yard in a suburban neighborhood and left unattended.

Trial Begins for Felony Animal Cruelty Against Former Wildlife Services Employee Russell Files

The trial for felony animal cruelty against former Wildlife Services employee Russell Files begins on January 12 and runs this week before the Honorable David Campbell in Arizona Federal District Court. Click here for the News 12/AZ Central broadcast on the trial. 

ADLA will provide daily updates on the trial.

For more information on this case click here.

Join ADLA at Tucson and Phoenix Events this Saturday!

TNR 101 in Tucson
ADLA and Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare are hosting a workshop, "Cat Trapping 101" on Jan. 10th. Come and learn the best practices for TNR from ADLA experts Karen Anderson and Suzie Meeker! Read more


TNR 101 in Tucson

January 10, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

TNR 101

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.