Foster saddled with sick dog after animal rescue raidedPosted: Updated:
A Santan Valley woman says she has been fostering a dog from Wiggle Butts rescue and is now stuck with the animal. This week the Arizona Humane Society searched the rescue facility near Seventh Street and Loop 101 and seized 34 sick and malnourished dogs and cats.
Before that happened, Lorie Hollis agreed to foster "Colt" in January after seeing his story shared on Facebook.
"He was wrapped in a green blanket, soaking wet, and he smelled of urine," says Hollis. "He did have diarrhea issues. I contacted her about it, she told me she would get me medicine."
Hollis says the head of the non-profit delivered on her promise just once. She has a receipt showing she was reimbursed for $13 in dog medication.
"The rescues are supposed to provide all costs," says Hollis who has fostered for other rescue groups. "Medical, vetting, the food, everything. You get him to adoption events and that's it, but that was not happening."
Hollis says "Colt" required treatment several times, which she remedied at home with medications she purchased. Now she's out a couple hundred dollars and is working to find a home for the dog.
Hollis says she feels betrayed by the rescue, but believes the rescue head was taking in too many pets and became overwhelmed by the associated costs.
"I think I was snowed from the get go," says Hollis. "I think she had good intentions but it did spiral out of control."
Phoenix Police say the head of the non-profit may face charges once investigators receive the veterinarian reports on the seized animals. No one answered at the facility today, and a phone message was not returned.
Anyone interested in adopting "Colt" can email Lorie Hollis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
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