Abandoned pit bull ready for adoption

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A pit bull who was apparently abandoned by his owner will be available for adoption Friday.

Brownie was found on a couch in front of a home near 43rd Avenue and Cactus Road after his owner moved out.

Maricopa Animal and Rabies Control recovered the American pit bull terrier after receiving complaints from witnesses, and notified Phoenix police and the Arizona Humane Society on Jan. 16.

The following day, police called the 33-year-old owner, who indicated he was upset because he had returned for his dog later the day he moved and the dog was gone.

According to police, the owner moved on Jan. 14.

Police told the owner the dog had been placed with the humane society and that a pet seizure notice was left on the garage door. The notice gave the owner 10 days to request a hearing to get his dog back.

According to the humane society, the owner has still made no claim for the pet.

The investigation will be forwarded to the city attorney's office for review and possible charging.

Brownie will be available at noon Friday at the Arizona Humane Society's Campus for Compassion, 1521 W. Dobbins Rd. in Phoenix.

A drawing will be held at 12:30 p.m. if there is more than one potential adopter.

The adoption fee is $110.


Dog found abandoned on couch