Neglected dogs seized from Phoenix home available for adoption

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From left: Charlie, Diamond and King By Jennifer Thomas From left: Charlie, Diamond and King By Jennifer Thomas
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PHOENIX -- Three dogs rescued from deplorable living conditions at a Phoenix home are ready for adoption.

King and Diamond will be available for adoption at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Arizona Humane Society Sunnyslope Campus. Charlie was adopted Friday by one of the social workers who was involved in the case.

The pit bulls were seized from a home near 35th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard on Jan. 20 after the humane society received an anonymous tip that a dog was being abused/neglected.

According to the humane society, all three dogs were extremely malnourished and had no food or water.

They were all chained, and Charlie's chain was so tight that it was embedded into the skin around his neck. It was also so short that he could not lie down.

Chrison Charale Johnson, 24, was arrested and charged with three felony counts of animal cruelty/neglect and one felony count of intentional mistreatment.

Arizona Humane Society spokeswoman Ashliegh Goebel said Charlie's wounds have healed and the dogs have gained weight.

She described the dogs as loving and affectionate, despite the trauma they have been through.

The Sunnyslope Campus is located at 9226 N. 13th Ave. in Phoenix.

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