Efforts to promote adoption of Phoenix rescue animals increasing

Pet overpopulation is such an epidemic that some Phoenix area businesses and malls are severing ties with companies connected to breeders.

Those involved in the efforts said business owners have a responsibility to help put a dent in the number of homeless animals in the Valley.

Macerich, the parent company of Westcor, a developer of several malls in the Valley, recently said it will not renew the leases of existing pet stores selling live animals but will open stores allowing customers to adopt rescued pets instead. In the Northeast Valley, Westcor malls include Kierland Commons, Paradise Valley Mall and Scottsdale Fashion Square.

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