Supporting Pets and People During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting thousands of pets in Arizona at risk of being surrendered to animal shelters by the families who love them, but may be forced to choose between finding a place to live and keeping their pets. It is estimated that between 22 to 39 percent of renters will be affected, along with an estimated 5,000 pets each month over a four-month period once the eviction moratorium lifts at the end of December.
Pets are family, and as a founding member of Pet Housing Help AZ, AAWL is committed to helping both our four- and two-legged friends who have been impacted by COVID-19. The top animal welfare organizations in the Valley have teamed up to provide information, resources and a community rehoming/temporary foster network for struggling pet owners impacted by the COVID-19 housing crisis. If you’re a pet owner in need or a pet lover who wants to assist those in need, we have solutions for you.