Tucson: Animal cruelty victim ready for adoptionby Karyn Zoldan on Apr. 16, 2012, under Adopt Me! Adopt Me! Adopt Me!, Animal Cruelty, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
Tucson has more than its share of dog dumping. Fortunately, here’s one dog who has a happy ending within reach.
from the press release
TUCSON- After months in foster care, 6-year-old Dahlia, the dog brought to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona on the brink of death, is now looking for her forever home.
When she was brought to HSSA in February, Dahlia weighed less than 30 pounds. The small plastic honey packet and pieces of asphalt in her stomach were evidence of her suffering. Dahlia has come along way. She has now gained enough weight and strength to be ready for adoption.
Amazingly, other than weak hips, Dahlia doesn’t appear to have any long-term health problems. She has nearly doubled her weight, and enjoys walks and playing fetch. She gets along with dogs and older children.
If you are interested in adopting Dahlia, the first step is to fill out an adoption profile – in person at our shelter or online and visit with an adoption counselor. Dahlia will remain with her foster family, so potential adopters will have to make an appointment to meet this special survivor.
The main shelter is located at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. Shelter hours are Monday – Saturday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. and noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Update on her case :
There have been no leads in Dahlia’s case. Unfortunately the dumping of animals in the desert is a common practice – as is suspected in Dahlia’s case. Dumping is an act of animal cruelty punishable by law. If you witness animal cruelty, report the crime quickly. You can remain anonymous by contacting 88-CRIME or the Animal Cruelty Task Force tip line at 520-547-0260.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona was founded in 1944. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, funded solely by donations and the services they offer to the public, receiving no government funding. HSSA is not a department of federal, state, county, or city government, nor affiliated with any other charitable organization. It stands on its own and saves the lives of thousands more animals than all other agencies in southern Arizona combined. Visit the website or call 520-327-6088.