Pet rescue organizations from across the Valley will unite on July 19 for the 2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer Benefit Comedy Show, featuring headliner Rick D’Elia. Isaac “Doc” Farm, Bert Brimhall and Humberto Roman also perform.

It’s a fun night—with a serious side. Maricopa County boasts the second-highest euthanasia rate in the United States, behind Los Angeles County. There are more than 140 rescue groups in the Valley, yet healthy, adoptable animals are still euthanized daily. With more funds, Valley rescue groups can save more dogs and cats from this fate.

Adults 18 and older are invited and admission is a $22 donation. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. at the Shrine Auditorium, 522 N. 40th St., just a few blocks south of the Loop 202. Seating is first come, first served. A cash bar (with ID) and food will be available. Auctions, raffles, and other fun will occur before and after the show. Live music will be provided by Van and Melanie and DJ Mars for the after-party.

No adoptable animals will be at the event, however, all the money raised will be distributed to the groups that save them.

Contact Christa Sorenson at christas or 602-292-3200 for more information regarding group ticket sales, raffle donations, and corporate partnership opportunities. Tickets can be purchased online through a participating rescue group, including North Central Phoenix-based Boxer Luv Rescue. A list of all participating organizations is available at:


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