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Volunteers set tails Wagging: County animal control makes adoption top priority (access required)

Here's a bit of dog-pound math. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control has two shelters - one in west Phoenix and one in Mesa. Both rely on a total of some 400 volunteers to help care for and find homes for the nearly 56,000 dogs and cats taken in every year.

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