Animal shelter officials say 'drop n dashes' happen too often - Tucson News Now

Animal shelter officials say 'drop n dashes' happen too often

One of nine puppies abandoned at Park Place Mall has died. Others in the litter are being treated for parvo. (Source: KOLD News 13) One of nine puppies abandoned at Park Place Mall has died. Others in the litter are being treated for parvo. (Source: KOLD News 13)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona picked up a litter of puppies at Park Place Mall and now some are fighting for their lives.

The nine puppies were abandoned outside the Park Place Mall early Wednesday morning, Oct. 12.

Officials with the humane society say the puppies were found in a plastic tub outside of the PAWSH pet boutique store, which is owned by HSSA.

HSSA staff discovered the puppies have the parvo virus. One of them died.

HSSA Director of Marketing and Communications Vanessa Ford said situations like this are all too common, and are preventable.

It is crucial that pet owners spay and neuter their pets, and get them their proper vaccinations, she said.

According to Pima Animals Care officials, intakes across the county have been consistently decreasing over the past several years. However, they do see a spike over the summer months because of the animal breeding cycle.

PACC agrees with HSSA’s statement that such “drop n’ dashes” happen more than they should in Tucson.

Both agencies say it is crucial that pet owners spay and neuter their pets, and get them their proper vaccinations.

Last year, there was a proposal to increase drop-off fees at PACC. But that did not pass.

MOBILE USERS: Download our app, the most-used news app in southern Arizona, to get breaking news alerts, weather forecasts and exclusive content on your Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2016 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • PetsPet ConnectionMore>>

  • Cochise County rescuers rewarded with face licks

    Cochise County rescuers rewarded with face licks

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:45:15 GMT
    Rescuers used a rope system to rescue the stranded dog. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)Rescuers used a rope system to rescue the stranded dog. (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)

    A woman called the Cochise County Sheriff's Office after she was unable to rescue her dog from a cliff face.

    A woman called the Cochise County Sheriff's Office after she was unable to rescue her dog from a cliff face.

  • Dog food recalled, possibly contaminated with euthanasia drug

    Dog food recalled, possibly contaminated with euthanasia drug

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:40:51 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:32:47 GMT

    A California pet-food company is recalling two kinds of dog food because of a scare that it may contain a deadly drug.

    A California pet-food company is recalling two kinds of dog food because of a scare that it may contain a deadly drug.

  • Davis-Monthan installs facility to improve training for military working dogs

    Davis-Monthan installs facility to improve training for military working dogs

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:45:21 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to a new dog-training facility designed to make training courses much easier and safer for their military working dogs, especially during Arizona's hot, summer months.

    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to a new dog-training facility designed to make training courses much easier and safer for their military working dogs, especially during Arizona's hot, summer months.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

    Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

    Friday, April 28 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 08:18:02 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 08:18:02 GMT
    A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to crew members has reached a settlement with the airline for an undisclosed amount.
    A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to crew members has reached a settlement with the airline for an undisclosed amount.
Powered by Frankly