Tucson abandoned dogs: good homes wantedby Karyn Zoldan on Aug. 14, 2012, under Adopt Me! Adopt Me! Adopt Me!, Animal Cruelty, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
Homer & Jen are two concerned animal lovers who are trying to do the right thing. They found three dogs near their home which is very near to Pima Animal Care Center (PACC). It made them think that people abandoned these dogs near PACC so they would be found.
They had seen the dogs running around for 3 or 4 days before being able to take them in, walking up the road and crossing the property. Then on Sunday about two weeks ago, the strong storm blew in, lots of rain, thunder and lightning.
Homer & Jen had family visiting from out of state to see their 10 week old son and as the guests left, the rain started coming down. Two of the dogs came across the yard, finally close enough to try to call to them. The dogs ran on by but wouldn’t come close.
Homer waited around and when a break in the storm came about 30 min later, the third dog came close in to the house, then the other two dogs showed up again. Homer called to them, offering treats, throwing the treats in their direction. It didn’t take long before the dogs were coming closer, hungrily eating, and soon after taking treats from the hand.
Homer & Jen are keeping one of the dogs but looking for a good home for Momma and Whitey, names which they are using to designate the dogs. The dogs appear to be housebroken. They are kept indoors on a screened porch and also let them run in the yard during the day. Both are lively and energetic, love to run and play. They are quite alert and have some guard dog characteristics like barking at the UPS delivery person when he comes by. They are a good pair, actually, as Whitey follows Momma quite often and they hang out together.
Jen & Homer have three cats who are very intimidated by dogs, so right now they are separated. They are sure Momma has been around cats as she will approach where they hide and motion as if she wants to play with them.
Rather than turn the dogs into the Humane Society of Southern Arizona or PACC, Homer & Jen want to find a good home or homes for Momma & Whitey. Good home requirements are space to run and play with friendly owners who will take good care of the dogs. The new owners must be willing to pay for shots and spaying, that’s a requirement. Lot’s of exercise/play time is also critical.
If you’re interested in Momma and/or Whitey, please send an email to Homer at firstname.lastname@example.org .
While people might think they are doing the right thing by abandoning their dogs near PACC; it’s not. It’s dumping. It’s abandonment. It’s animal cruelty. The dogs were hungry. They could’ve been hit by a car. They could have experienced other cruelty. Abandoning a pet in the middle of nowhere is never humane.