Sunday, February 19, 2012

PetSmart aids county after hoarding cases

Days after the Pinal County Animal Care and Control department was literally flooded with animals due to a pair of animal hoarding discoveries, PetSmart Charities stepped up, providing $15,500 in emergency relief funding to the county in addition to a variety of supplies, including food, beds and toys.

Between two cases – one occurring just south of Maricopa – the county took in 94 dogs and 59 cats, with 10 of the dogs believed to be pregnant.

PCACC director Kaye Dickson said a local veterinarian has agreed to provide the spay and neuter surgeries for the animals – once they have recovered from any illnesses they may have had when taken into the county’s care – allowing the county to spend more of the money received from PetSmart on the initial treatment of those

While the county will adopt out the dogs taken from the house near Maricopa once they have been spayed or neutered and have been issued a clean bill of health, the PCACC will have to go to court to do the same with the cats, as the owners of those cats are not yet relinquishing their ownership rights..."  More

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