Shelter opening an occasion to cheer new ‘poster dogs’

Wrangler News Staff
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With the loyalty, love and joy they bring into our lives, dogs can be great companions and true friends. To celebrate the planned grand opening of its new animal shelter within a tennis ball’s throw of Tempe/West Chandler in early May, Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is inviting Kyrene, Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union students to submit their original artwork for a 2024 Poster Contest.

Students in Grades 3-4 or 5-6 can submit posters using any medium with the theme “A Dog Is A Kid’s Best Friend.” The entries should not feature any brand names. Said Kim Powell, MCACC spokesperson: “We know that many special new friendships will grow as families adopt pets from the new East Valley Animal Shelter this spring, so we think this is the perfect way to help celebrate its opening.”

The entries must include a brief message about how the poster supports the theme and should be large enough to be easily seen and understood. Posters will be judged on originality, artwork and message delivery. There is no cost to submit an entry. Deadline for entries is Friday, April 12. Winning entries will be displayed at the new shelter in Mesa. Prizes will include complimentary park entrance coupons from Maricopa County Parks & Recreation, goodie bags from the Maricopa County Library District and more.

For information about how to submit an entry and other details, visit

MCACC is committed to finding positive outcomes for animals who enter the shelter, while also providing important resources for pet owners in Maricopa County. More than 23,000 animals have arrived at MCACC since January 2022 and more than 14,000 were adopted into their forever homes. Almost 3,000 were transferred to dedicated rescue organizations, and 3,200 were returned to their owners. MCACC maintains an average 94 percent save rate.

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2024-03-20 18:17:01 , Chandler – Wrangler News
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