Pet rescue organizations from across the Valley will unite on July 11 for the Third Annual Dog Days of Summer Benefit Comedy Show, featuring emcee Amy Donohue.

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.

The night of comedy for a cause features Danielle Williams, Gene Moore, Gavin Bloom, and Bob Kubota, along with the comic stylings of Cory McCloskey of Fox 10 Arizona Morning. 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. Music will be provided by DJ Curtis Whipple 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. No animal companions are allowed other than service animals.

Contact Christa Sorenson at or 602-292-3200 for more information about 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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