9 October 2010

No-kill shelter steps in to save dogs headed for death

Many Valley residents have been to the county's animal shelter and seen those precious faces staring back.

Right now there are thousands of Valley dogs that need to be adopted, but some will never get that chance because they will be euthanized before that one family can make it there.

"If we can't take them, this dog will die at 5 o'clock tomorrow morning," said Shelby Erdman, an animal behavior counselor for the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL).

Erdman and her co-worker Erin Quigley are what some might call "dog saviors".