HALO Animal Rescue has focused its efforts on creating a better understanding of pit bulls in Maricopa County as well as on increasing adoptions of homeless pit bulls. Now through Dec. 31, HALO has waived the adoption fees on all pit bulls and pit bull mixes aged 6 months or older.
Once considered the perfect family dog because of the breed’s loyalty and temperament, now pit bulls are often feared and misunderstood. The most common dog breed in Maricopa County shelters, pit bulls typically stay in the shelters for the longest periods of time. In 2013, only three of every 10 pit bulls that entered the Arizona shelter system made it out alive.
HALO hopes that no-fee adoptions and a push toward greater awareness about the breed will help place 300 pit bulls into loving lifelong homes by year’s end. Potential adopters will still be required to complete HALO’s standard adoption counseling process.
HALO, which stands for Helping Animals Live On, is a private, nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding new homes for homeless dogs and cats.
For more information, visit www.halorescue.org.