Valley shelter rescues nearly 30 dogs from hoarders, abandonment

Aug 16, 2020, 2:30 PM
(Arizona Animal Welfare League/Courtesy)...
(Arizona Animal Welfare League/Courtesy)
(Arizona Animal Welfare League/Courtesy)

PHOENIX — Arizona Animal Welfare League recently aided in the rescue of nearly 30 dogs and puppies from two dire situations in northern Arizona, according to a press release on Wednesday.

One of the organization’s partners were alerted that 24 dogs were living in one home. The animals were found to not be receiving proper care and living amongst large amounts of trash, dog hair and feces throughout the home.

The other situation involved multiple dogs living on an abandoned property, with the original owner saying that he would ‘shoot’ any dogs left.

The organization’s rural rescue team transported the dogs away from the hoarding situation and most of the dogs off the abandoned property. Arizona Animal Welfare League plans to rescue the rest of the dogs from the abandoned property this week.

It was said in the press release that two of the dogs from the hoarding situation needed significant medical treatment and may require weeks of medical and behavioral foster care, while one dog on the abandoned property needs extensive surgery due to a broken leg and a large mass on its hip.

The rest of the dogs from the hoarding situation and abandoned property are receiving care.

Arizona Animal Welfare League in the release said its rural rescue program exists by working with 32 partners across the state, allowing the organization to provide medical and behavioral resources to animals in need.

The public can donate to the organization’s rescue efforts here.

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Valley shelter rescues nearly 30 dogs from hoarders, abandonment