Companion Animals

Tens of thousands of unwanted animals die in Arizona shelters each year.  That number has decreased in the 20 years since ADLA's  predecessor started the Spay Neuter Hotline.  It is still too high.

ADLA believes that many problems that confront companion animals are a result of companion animal overpopulation.  That is why virtually all of our resources for companion animals are devoted to the Spay Neuter Hotline.

Here's a link to information on low cost spay neuter options throughout Arizona spay/neuter clinic database.

Here's a link to information on our Trap Neuter Return program.


Starlight Elementary School Teacher gets an A+ for helping Animals

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.

Update: Wildlife Services Trapping Case Set for Trial

The case against Wildlife Services employee Russell Files has been set for trial onPhoto: El Mirage Police Report 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. 

Multi-Million Dollar Fix. Adopt. Save. Campaign Launched Today!

The Fix. Adopt. Save. Campaign Launched to Increase Animal Adoptions and Dispel Myths About Spaying and Neutering

If big moments in animal welfare progress were covered in history books, this 
project would be included.

ADLA Calls for Investigation of USDA Agent for Felony Animal Cruelty

The Animal Defense League of Arizona has asked the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for an investigation of its Phoenix employee Russell Files, who has been accused of animal cruelty. Files is an agent of Wildlife Services, a program of the USDA.

Why the Animal Defense League of Arizona is Urging You to Spay Neuter Today!


Please spay and neuter cats and dogs now!  For the past few weeks, the Spay Neuter Hotline has been focused on getting this message to Arizonans.

Spay Neuter Hotline Participates in HSUS Spay Day Events

 Spay Neuter Hotline participates In HSUS' February Spay Day Events

Spay Day is The Humane Society of the United States' and Humane Society International's annual event to inspire people to save animals' lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats. read more


250 Cats fixed

   ADLA's Spay Neuter Hotline and Arizona Humane Society Together TNR'd 250 cats in October Fall for Ferals program


The three clinic series helped low income care-givers throughout the valley. ADLA's Spay Neuter Hotline scheduled and, when necessary, trapped and transported the cats.  ADLA volunteers handled check in at the clinics. Arizona Humane Society veterinary staff provided free surgeries.

Spay Neuter Hotline on Channel 12 News!

Take a look at this great story on Phoenix's Channel 12 News, featuring Spay Neuter Hotline's Suzie Jones doing Trap Neuter Return!



SNH MC Referrals to Low-Cost SN Clinics

Printable list of spay neuter clinics in MC

The Reasons Behind the Spay Neuter Hotline

Companion animals are an important part of our families. We include them in family vacations, holiday celebrations and many day to day activities.  They teach us so much about unconditional love, companionship and more.