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Halo Animal Rescue waiving adoption fees

The selected pets have been with HALO 30 days or more and are anxious to find families to love.

PHOENIX — Halo Animal Rescue is waiving adoption fees to open up space at its shelters.

The shelter announced Wednesday they are extending their waived fees on pets from their recent Thanksgiving special. The selected pets have been with HALO 30 days or more and are anxious to find families to love.

“We’ve taken in hundreds in the last month and adoptions are not keeping pace and in order to save more lives, we need the public’s help. We have 137 dogs and 119 cats right now at all of our locations,” said Heather Allen, President, and CEO of HALO.

HALO does adoptions by appointment only. You can visit their website to fill out the questionnaire to get started with the adoption process and then call HALO at 602-971-9222 to set up the appointment. 

Shelter officials say all of HALO’s pets are microchipped, vaccinated, and sterilized. 

Maricopa County is the United States’ 4th largest county in terms of population with 4,485,414 people, according to the 2020 Census.

The county contains around 63% of Arizona’s population and is 9,224 square miles. That makes the county larger than seven U.S. states (Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire). 

One of the largest park systems in the nation is also located in Maricopa County. The county has an estimated 120,000 acres of open space parks that includes hundreds of miles of trails, nature centers and campgrounds. 

The county’s seat is located in Phoenix, which is also the state capital and the census-designated 5th most populous city in the United States. 

The county was named after the Maricopa, or Piipaash, Native American Tribe.  

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