TUCSON, AZ – The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) took in 17 dogs last week from a home where nearly 100 dogs were discovered. Around 90 dogs were found alive in the 700-square foot Casa Grande home and were voluntarily surrendered to the City of Casa Grande Animal Care and Adoption Center by the owner. The investigation is ongoing.
Staff members from HSSA transferred 17 dogs out of the Casa Grande shelter after being asked to assist. The dogs arrived at HSSA in decent health, but were scared, thin, and covered in feces.
The dogs will be processed and given thorough medical and behavior evaluations before eventually going up for adoption. Kim Ward, HSSA Animal Services Supervisor, says, “First things first, they are getting a bath. After that we will do their medical assessments and vaccinations. When they are ready for adoption, these dogs will need patience and time to adjust to a normal life where they don’t have to fight 90 other dogs for food. They’ll need time to learn that humans aren’t scary and can be a safety net for them.”
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