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Who We Are

The M.A.I.N. Team is an Arizona based, all volunteer group focused on identifying, transporting, aiding and promoting animals from Arizona shelters who need immediate and often costly medical attention the shelters are unable to provide.

MCACC staff and the M.A.I.N. Team work very closely for the success of this project. Therefore, no negativity of any kind will be tolerated on this page. We are seeking positive solutions to the current overpopulation problems we face in Maricopa County.

Thank You!

All of the animals in our care are being treated at Bethany Animal Hospital (BAH):

Donations may be made via PayPal by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. 100% of donations go towards the dog’s vet bills!

Bethany Animal Hospital will also take credit card donations over the phone, OR you can send a check or money order (U.S. funds) directly to:

Medical Animals In Need (M.A.I.N), PO Box 46365, Phoenix, AZ 85063

Thank you for your continued support…the dogs only have us, and we only have YOU!

You Can Be Their Hero!

M.A.I.N. is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are 100% Volunteer Based, so 100% of your tax deductible donation goes straight the dogs!

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Mail to:
Medical Animals In Need
PO Box 46365
Phoenix, AZ 85063

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Jeanne Field April 20, 2012 - 6:05 pm

A question, awhile back I put in some funds to help a couple dogs in your care but a question….all the dogs you take in … they do get adopted, correct?

I am hoping that is the case. That you have taken them in given them the care they needed to get healthy and then you or a rescue group assure that they are adopted to a loving home…after all they have been through I would hope that this is the case and that someone is following up after the adoptions.

Please let me know because no where on your page does it state what happens to the animals once they are healthy, thank you.

Kelly Ferreira April 26, 2012 - 9:13 pm

Hi Jeanne! Thanks for asking!

All of the animals in our care are placed in foster homes while they recover. Sometimes those fosters are foster failures and adopt! It happens way more often than people think.
All of our animals are up for adoption after they are medically cleared by our vets. We have a process that requires home visits, meet and greets and other safeguards to make sure our animals are placed in the perfect furever home.

Jeanne Field April 27, 2012 - 3:54 am


Thank you for responding to my question. I have another one and didn’t want to post it on Facebook.

Sabrina, I was very sad and sorry to hear that she lost her battle. I have no doubt that M.A.I.N. gave her all the love y’all could during her battle. It was very hard to see the video of her crying. And so very sad to think that someone did/left her in that condition. Thankfully, there are groups out there like yours. I just wish there were more and that people would wake up and spay and neuter their animals. Thank you for everything you do.

My question in regards to Sabrina…in the video y’all stated that she had a companion who was trying to help keep her comfortable. Can you tell me what happened to him/her? I would like to think that he/she was rescued for the efforts that he/she gave comfort to Sabrina the best he/she could.

Thank you again and thank you ahead of time for your response.

God Bless and watch over you and all the animals who are hurting and lacking the love they so deserve.

deana kenney May 13, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Where is Benson, what happened to him, why no updates on this poor dog. I saw his video on April 12th and it made me want to cry. I’ve never seen I dog that looks like he would just like to die.

Suzanne Tourres White May 13, 2012 - 10:10 pm

All your babies are so cute and look very well taken care of….you guys are providing a life-saving service to these dogs/puppies! I so admire what you are doing and wish I could help you, but you are so far away from me! I would Love to take Snickers and Peanut! I already love those little fellows! Best of luck to you and to the daring duo! ~<3~

M.A.I.N. May 17, 2012 - 11:30 pm

Jeanne, Sabrina’s brother was adopted the day after we saved Sabrina. I too wish the outcome would have been different with her. It still bothers me more than you could know… Don

M.A.I.N. May 17, 2012 - 11:36 pm

Deana, Benson was rescued by Raven Pines and COMPLETELY rehabilitated. By Ellen and her husband. There wasn’t a more perfect spot for that boy to heal than on their ranch. Now, Benny (renamed) has been officially adopted and will live out his life as a cherished member of the family! Here is a link to some current photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.446201115393126.110861.197428800270360&type=1
p.s.- thanks for asking about him!

M.A.I.N. May 17, 2012 - 11:39 pm

Favorite Benson photo:

deana kenney May 18, 2012 - 6:25 am

Thank-you so much for letting me know what happened to Benson. He looked so young and such a beautiful dog, how he acted in the video let me know he had gone through some kind of abuse besides being starved to near death. I’m so happy he found a good home and how fast he came around is really great. Thank-you for the photos he looks fantasic !!

Brandi Brown Buckelew August 31, 2012 - 1:21 am

Made a donation for Gibbs today, I'm a scottie lover and have 3 of my own. Thank God for what you are doing for him, sweet boy. Will you be looking for a forever home for him?

Skarlot Mike March 31, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Iam so proud to know a few of MAINS people and BAH people, they gave me the greatest gift My Mac who without them would have been put down because as a pup he got hit by a car and his leg was broken, the SPCA I know has their hands full already and can only do what they can and dread every time they put any dog down that could be saved but this group thru donations only saved this amazing dog so he could live a normal happy life here in my pack……never enough thanks can be given to you all…Love Mike Skarlot.

LuAnn Halsey March 11, 2014 - 1:11 am

Hi, I just donated to "Millie". Can you send me your TAX ID so that I can get a company match for my donation? I would like to adopt Millie and Lil Bear. Please contact me 🙂

M.A.I.N. March 12, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Hi LuAnn,
Thank you so much for the donation! Here is our tax ID number: 45-5178809. In regards to adopting Millie and Lil’ Bear, at this time they are not medically cleared; we are still working with our partner vet to fully discover Millie’s diagnosis and prognosis. In the meantime, please send your adoption inquiry to medicalanimalsinneed@gmail.com and our adoption coordinator will get back to you asap. Thank you! 🙂

Clara Matthews July 29, 2014 - 1:56 am

Poor little Drifter, I send a donation for his care on Saturday, God Bless MAIN
for helping him

M.A.I.N. July 30, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Thank you for the donation and well wishes, Clara! 🙂

Kara Walker August 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Hi would like to offer Archer a fur ever home !!!!! Please let me know how to go about that m.walker5@cox.net

M.A.I.N. August 26, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Hi Kara, you can email your adoption inquiry to medicalanimalsinneed@gmail.com 🙂


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