FLORENCE – On Thursday evening, Pinal County Animal Care and Control officers seized 17 pit bulls from an Arizona City home.
Pinal County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call of neglected and abandoned animals in a home on South Laredo Road. Upon arriving on the scene, deputies found two pit bulls tied to very short chains and tangled together in the front yard of the home. There was no water available for the dogs.
Animal Control officers were called to the scene. While preparing a search warrant for the home, the owner of animals arrived to the residence and gave consent for officers to search the property. Officers found 15 more pit bulls behind the home; some appeared to be in poor health. The animals were removed from the property and taken the Pinal County Animal Care and Control kennel at Eleven Mile Corner.
At the present time, the dogs will be held as evidence in an investigation led by Animal Care and Control, since the owner has refused to surrender the dogs to Animal Care and Control staff. The case will be submitted to the County Attorney’s Office once the investigation is completed.
In the past two weeks Animal Care and Control officers have confiscated nearly 90 animals due to hoarding or poor living conditions.
Animal Care & Control Director Kaye Dickson said her department will welcome all monetary donations to help offset the costs of caring for the animals from the recent hoarding cases. Donations can be mailed to:
Pinal County Animal Care & Control
P.O. Box 3061 RS
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Note: To adopt a cat or dog from the shelter, you can go to the main kennel site located at 1150 South Eleven Mile Corner Road (just south of the Pinal County Fairgrounds) from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.