PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Forty small-breed dogs were saved from a single hoarding house on Sept. 4 by Pima Animal Care Center.
As of September 9, 32 of the 40 dogs have been adopted.
The dogs’ owner cooperated with the rescue operation by surrendering the dogs to PACC and allowing staff to provide medical care, grooming, according to a media release from Pima Animal Care Center.
The animals are in good health, but the majority of them desperately needed grooming.
One of the dogs, a year-old Chihuahua mix named Roo, came to PACC with no front legs. The medical team believes she was born that way because of inbreeding.
“Roo and her 39 friends show what can happen when unchecked breeding gets out of control,” said Adam Ricci, PACC’s enforcement operations manager. “Thankfully someone reported this situation to PACC and we were able to help. Now we can do everything possible to get these dogs altered, healthy and in forever homes.”
A new low-cost, nonprofit spay/neuter clinic, Altered Tails, has volunteered to spay and neuter the dogs at no cost to PACC.
The rescue group, Lil Bit of Love Rescue, has offered to take a mother and her pups who were too young to be at PACC, as well as several puppies with Giardia.
The dogs are mainly Poodle, Terrier and Chihuahua mixes, and are all relatively young, at 4-years-old or less.
The dogs will be up for adoption Thursday at noon.
PACC’s nonprofit partner, the Friends of Pima Animal Care Center, has started raising funds to help the shelter save these dogs, and Roo in particular.
To learn more, visit the Help Roo Roll webpage or call (520) 288-1151.