Stats and Facts
|An unspayed female cat, her mate, and their unspayed offspring can produce 11.6 million kittens in just 9 years.
Maricopa County euthanizes between 700 to 900 cats and dogs every week.
An astonishing 71% of cats and 56% of dogs that arrive at the pound are euthanized.
Only 38% of all dogs and cats will remain in their first home for their entire lives.
Nationally, over 50% of all adopted animals are no longer in their adoptive home after just the first year.
R.E.S.C.U.E.'s cumulative return rate is a mere 8%, one of the lowest in the nation.
R.E.S.C.U.E. has adopted out over 9500 animals since 1995!
Myth: Animals at the pound are old, sick, and unwanted. Fact: The average age of a cat or dog in Maricopa County's pounds is 2 years old and in good health.
All of R.E.S.C.U.E.'s cats are spayed or neutered, have tested negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDS and have received their 3-in-1 vaccination. All of the dogs are also spayed or neutered and have received their 4-in-1 and rabies vaccinations.
Think mutts and mixed breed animals are the only ones in the pound? Wrong. One in every four animals at the pound is purebred.
R.E.S.C.U.E. uses its own specially designed MatchMaker program to match each individual animal's personality with an appropriate adopter for a compatible lifetime match!
Scratch & Sniff conducted an assessment and found that R.E.S.C.U.E. had the most efficient use of funds out of any animal rescue organization in the Valley.
It costs about $40 per month per animal for R.E.S.C.U.E. to take care of them. This covers housing, food, toys, supplies, medical expenses, and whatever else the animal may need.