The Phoenix Animal Cruelty Task Force
The May 14th "Yappy Hour" was a huge success, raising over $1,200! Thank you to everyone and their pups who attended and to Hula's modern tiki for a fabulous venue.
You can support the efforts of the Task Force with a tax-deductible donation!
Make checks payable to: Phoenix Police Foundation / Animal Cruelty Task Force
Mail Checks to: Councilwoman Williams, 200 W. Washington St., 11th floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003
WHO SERVES ON THE TASK FORCE:
The Task Force was seated by Mayor Greg Stanton and is co-chaired by Councilwoman Thelda Williams and Councilman Michael Nowakowski. Seven members from the community were selected to serve on the task force, including business leaders, elected officials and community advocates.
THE TASK FORCE FOCUSES ON:
1. Creating a public awareness campaign addressing animal cruelty and neglect issues
2. Providing first responder training and tool kits
3. Introducing legislative changes to Arizona Revised Statutes and City Ordinances
Watch Signs of abuse or cruelty:
• Sores, cuts bruises or nicks on any part of the animals body
• Patches of missing fur or hair, flea or tick infestation
• Extremely thin body, limping/inability to walk
• Dogs left alone outside without food, water or shelter
• An excessive number of cats or dogs showing neglect
• Pets left in parked cars during hot weather
To report animal abuse or an animal in distress, contact:
City of Phoenix Crime Stop: 602-262-6151
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office: 602-876-1681
Arizona Humane Society: 602-977-7585, ext. 2073
For more information on the Animal Cruelty Task Force, contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-262-7444 or 602-262-7492.
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