Malnourished dogs found behind church ready for adoption

Malnourished dogs found behind church ready for adoption

Hale and Mary

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 28 at 6:43 PM

PHOENIX -- After several days of TLC at the Arizona Humane Society's Second Chance Animal Hospital, two dogs that were found tied to a fence behind a Phoenix Church are ready to meet their forever families.

The two pit bull mixes were found Monday near 13th and Roosevelt streets. One of the dogs is a female approximately 1-1/2 years old and the other is a male approximately 3 years old. Both appeared to be badly malnourished.

AHS spokeswoman said the original plan was for the dogs, both of which were very skinny when they were found, to be placed in foster care to allow them time to gain some weight.

Vets discovered that was not necessary.

"The two have thrived since their arrival and are doing quite well medically and were able to be spayed and neutered in AHS' Second Chance Animal Hospital," Nelson said in a news release. "Currently, they are being fed separately as an adequate amount of food is a luxury they have been without."

The dogs, named Hale and Mary, will be available at 11 a.m. at the AHS Sunnyslope facility, 9226 N. 13th Avenue.

They can go home together as part of the buddy system for a total of 110. There also is the option for individual families to take one dog each. In that case, the fee for each dog would be $110.

If you already have a dog or two, plan to bring them along so everybody can meet. If you have any questions, call adoptions at 602-997-7585 Ext. 2045.

"April is the ASPCA's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and Hale and Mary are just two of more than 22,000 calls for help that come into AHS' Emergency Animal Medical Technicians each year," Nelson said. "One-third of those calls are for suspected cases of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. For people who witness suspected cruelty or animals in distress, they are encouraged to call AHS EAMTs at 602-997-7585 Ext. 2073, seven days a week."

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