Taloola res­cued from hoarder house

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Each week, The Ari­zona Repub­lic high­lights a hand­ful of the many pets up for adop­tion at Val­ley shel­ters. To check the sta­tus of a spe­cific an­i­mal, please con­tact the shel­ter di­rectly.

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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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