Taloola rescued from hoarder house
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When it comes to the safety and well-being of animals, many cases call for immediate action.
This was the case for Taloola. She was found chained on a short tether and less than an inch of water in a 5-gallon bucket. Covered in ticks and fleas with an infected eye and a distended abdomen, the 8-year-old Scottish terrier mix was thankful when she was saved by the Arizona Humane Society field team in early March. Thirteen other canines were pulled from those same toxic conditions.
Inside the home, there was no clean surface and a floor that was no longer visible; it was clear that all of the animals needed to be taken from the situation immediately.
More than 13,000 pets, like Taloola, are rescued and given a second chance at life each year through AHS’ ambulance rescues and cruelty investigations.
Although Taloola is healed, she has been diagnosed with decreased tear production. This condition will need continued care and medication for dry eye but will not hinder her from living her best life.
Now that this loving pup has been freed from her traumatic past, Taloola is looking forward to her future with a forever family who can show her what unconditional love and affection is. In her time with AHS, anyone who has interacted with the adorable pooch knows how sweet she is and how much she loves treats.
HOW TO ADOPT: Taloola will be available on Sunday, April 15, starting at noon at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion, 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Taloola’s adoption fee includes her spay surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a free follow-up wellness exam. For more information, call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal No. 576325.
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