REACT AZ was formed in 2018 to support the residents of Maricopa County, Arizona and their pets. Our mission is to provide resources, pet education, veterinary medical care and low-cost sterilization to our community. Focusing on the highest intake zip codes in Phoenix, by providing low-cost spay and neuter, makes the largest impact. In addition, we offer owner support, resources, and education while building relationships in our community. As we grow, our goal is to expand our surgery services to further support owners and keep pets with their families.
Heather and Christina met in late 2014, both serving as volunteers for a local animal welfare organization. As their friendship grew, they quickly realized they shared a passion for helping not only animals, but the people and families within their community. They continued to volunteer with many different organizations, and as they gained experience, one thing was clear, there was still a growing need that exceeded current resources.
Maricopa County shelters are some of the highest open intake community shelters in the U.S. With this knowledge, they realized that you must start at the forefront of the problem, before the animals reach the shelters.
REACT AZ was founded on the idea that if you can assist families in need with low-cost sterilization, assistance for unforeseen veterinary expenses and education, that you will decrease pet overpopulation and owner surrenders to our community shelters.