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What We Do

If you’re just discovering M.A.I.N.’s website, then we’d like to welcome you!  It’s through this site and our Facebook page, that we’ve had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful animal lovers around the world.

We are just a group of volunteers that saw a need in our county’s shelter system- the need for providing medical care to the sick and injured animals brought into these shelters on a daily basis. We began working together to address and correct this issue.

Each day, Maricopa County’s (MCACC) animal shelters take in around 150 stray or unwanted dogs, meaning kennels originally designed for one animal are typically packed with four or more. MCACC is the nation’s second largest shelter, and sadly any available space must be given to healthy, adoptable animals.

M.A.I.N. is here for the injured and sick that stand no chance at all of being rescued in these shelters.  We have developed close working relationships with both the east and west locations and staff regularly call to alert us to any particular animals that needs our help.  We are available to these shelters and to these dogs 24/7 – and in 2012, more than 150 were saved from euthanasia as a result.

After rescue, these animals are provided needed (and often costly) medical care at our partner vet in Phoenix. The animals recover in loving foster homes and once medically cleared, are placed up for adoption through M.A.I.N.

If you’d like to see a couple stories that we’re particularly proud of, we would suggest starting with these dogs:



and Flaco

Visit more of “Our Most Challenging Rescues” by clicking here and see which M.A.I.N. dogs inspired our fosters and friends most by visiting this page.

And, once again – welcome to our website!  Together, we save lives!

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sasha black March 20, 2013 - 8:40 pm


found you through pinterest, have just donated
thank you for giving a S**T

I feel like at least there ( and I know there are lots) are people who care and thats a good feeling


M.A.I.N. October 20, 2013 - 12:17 am

Thanks Sasha.

carrie moline October 19, 2013 - 9:24 pm

I just came across this site yesterday. I already volunteer at AAWl. I am donating $20.00 a month for the next year. Come on AZ let’s help this critters out!

M.A.I.N. October 20, 2013 - 12:16 am

Hi Carrie – thank you so much for setting up a monthly donation! It’s through the generosity of people like you that we are able to continue to help the furkids in need. We love the folks at AAWL. Amazing group of people. Thanks for taking the time to volunteer.


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