25th Anniversary

What HALO Has Done


  • HALO has saved more than 70,000 cats and dogs since we were created in 1994!

  • HALO helped Maricopa County increase their live release rate from 55% in 2012 to 87% in 2017.

  • Maricopa County Animal Care and Control had a save rate of 95% in 2018.

  • Illnesses like kennel cough and behavior issues like shyness are no longer death sentences for cats and dogs in Maricopa County.

  • HALO is part of a coalition of local rescue organizations that have joined forces to form the Alliance for Companion Animals. Together, the group created a multi-million dollar campaign called Fix.Adopt.Save. in order to increase the live release rate in local shelters, decrease the intake numbers and decrease the euthanasia rates.

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What HALO Is Doing Now

  • HALO is assisting 4,000+ cats and dogs per year.

  • We’re helping local pet owners who can no longer care for their pets due to life circumstances such as eviction or illness.

  • We’re helping adoptable pets from open-admission shelters in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico. A few of the organizations that HALO assists are:​​

  • Animal Service Center of Mesilla Valley in Las Cruces, New Mexico

  • Hobbs Animal Adoption Center in Hobbs, New Mexico

  • Barb's Dog Rescue in Puerto Penasco, Mexico​

  • Because we are rescuing pets from new geographic areas, HALO conducts extensive lab work to ensure the health and safety of our community’s pets. 

  • HALO strives to provide comprehensive care to the cats and dogs we rescue. Beyond the basics such as vaccinations and spay/neuter, HALO provides dental cleanings, orthopedic treatment, geriatric care, heart surgeries, and more for the animals. More than 60% of the dogs and cats that HALO takes in each year need care above and beyond the basics.

Helpings Animal Live On Since 1994

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How You Can Help

Medical - Medical expenses are one of the biggest challenges faced by HALO today. Many rescue pets need costly procedures like the ones below.


  • Dental Work: $200+

  • Heartworm Medications: $400+

  • Knee Surgery: $800+ per knee

  • C-section at ER: $2,000+

Kennel Door Upgrades - The dog kennels at HALO's main shelter are a hold over from the previous owner of the facility. The kennel doors are being destroyed by the dogs chewing on them and jumping on them. The doors are also solid plastic, so it is hard for potential adopters to see the dogs. Replacing the kennel doors with stronger materials and a more adopter-friendly design will cost $40,000.


Donations of all sizes will help provide medical care, safe shelter, and families for ill, injured, and abandoned cats and dogs.

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