Dog found in Dumpster ready to go home to a loving familyby Pima County News on Mar. 07, 2013, under Health, Pima Animal Care Center, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Tucson
The third in a string of dogs thrown away in as many weeks in early February, Kimmy was nursed back to health by animal cruelty investigator Steve Montano. Now that she’s been spayed, she can go home right away when her new family finds her.
Montano said the little 8-pound dog was scared at first, but settled right in. Roughly 5 years old, she loves to sleep and cuddle. She enjoys meeting new people and gets along with his other foster dog. But when the harness goes on and she anticipates a walk to Reid Park, she’s all business. “She puts her ears back and it’s full speed ahead,” he said, laughing.
“I see other dogs, unfortunately, that don’t get another opportunity so I really wanted to make sure she had a chance to get healthy and get out there and meet someone who would love her,” Montano said, adding that many animal control officers literally take their work home with them.
Leaving a dog in a Dumpster is criminal as well as cruel, Montano said. It’s free to bring an unwanted dog to the shelter at4000 N. Silverbell Road, where it at least has a chance at finding another home.
Kimmy will be among the dozens of cats and dogs available for adoptions atPima Animal Care Center’s Tailwaggin’ Tailgate event on Saturday, March 9, in honor of the last University of Arizona basketball game of the regular season.
In honor of the ‘Cats, Pima Animal Care Center will waive the adoption fee for one cat for anyone who is wearing UA gear between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.. And to make sure pups like Kimmy aren’t left out of all the fun, those home team aficionados who are more partial to canines can name their own adoption fee for our dogs.
A dog walk and cat cuddle will kick off the festivities from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.